We wrapped up our 12th SQLSaturday here in Orlando two weeks ago. Overall things went well. Registration was just a little higher than last year at 505. Last year we estimated attendance at 300. This year Kendal really worked to get an accurate count and it came in at about 260. Perfect counts aren’t impossible, […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday #801 (2018)"
Notes: 30 registered, 11 attended. No weather or traffic issues. Same as the last meeting we did not send a day of reminder. Torn on that. Attendance matters, but trying to keep the meeting management as simple as possible. Thinking to send once for the next meeting on Dec 5th. Dale Sullenberger presented on temporal […]Read more "Notes from the September 2018 SQLOrlando Meetup"
Sharing this before I forget, Idera is taking applications for their 2019 ACE Program. If you’re wanting to do more in the community, this is an interesting opportunity.Read more "Apply for the 2019 Idera ACE Program"
PASS has updated the notes supporting the FY 2019 budget to answer the questions I raised in my earlier post. They also emailed me directly with those answers, an effort I appreciate. I’ve sent back some follow up questions and will post again if I get more info.Read more "PASS FY2019 Budget Notes Updated"
I just spent a few more minutes looking at the FY 2019 budget. It is hard to assess whether it’s good or not beyond being balanced (and that is based on hitting the revenue goal for Summit – if that comes in low, then adjustments would be required). I want to call out a couple […]Read more "Looking at the PASS FY 2019 Budget"
Yesterday I linked to two really interesting posts about PASS and I hope you read them. I’ll start with a couple thoughts about them: I admire the post from Steve for trying to do something with that’s available. It’s the essence of remembering that the perfect is the enemy of the good. Should we do […]Read more "More on Two Posts About PASS"
Earlier this year Brent Ozar invited me to attend some of his online classes for free. Free is good! Training is good! I signed up with a few thoughts in mind: I had not taken a class recently (I like to self learn, perhaps to a fault) I was curious to see how Brent did […]Read more "Getting Schooled by Brent"