Based on the great post and script from Wayne Sheffield I decided to try again pre-printing the SpeedPASS for everyone this year. I dislike the line of shame and I dislike having attendees wait in line for more than a couple minutes, printing them at least reduces the pain. I wanted a little more from […]Read more "SpeedPASS Printing"
We’ll be event number 911, set for September 28th at our usual location at Seminole State College. Maybe something interesting to do there as far as a theme. Call for speakers is open and we’re looking for pre-cons (send quickly, we’ll be deciding in the next week or so). I have two personal goals for […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2019 Begins"
Misc notes: Jax. Ice cream break in the afternoon is nice, but the waffle cones on site make all the difference, the smell is hard to miss! Jax. Rooms in two different locations is harder. This isn’t uncommon (Tampa had a variation of this) and it’s worth extra effort to help people to find the […]Read more "Notes from Jacksonville, Atlanta, and South Florida"
In order to vote you have to have filled out your profile on PASS.org. Rather than guess, take a minute to login and go to https://www.pass.org/MYPASS.aspx?viewctl=MyProfile. If you’re eligible you’ll see this message at the bottom of the page: If you aren’t eligible, fill in blanks and save until you are! No, it’s not quite […]Read more "Make Sure You’re Eligible to Vote in the 2019 PASS Election"
If you haven’t read the proposed changes yet you should do that first and form your own opinion before reading mine. Thoughts here are high level, not a line by line analysis. The most important change is the dilution of elected Directors. We’re decreasing that from 6 to 4 while increasing the appointed members by […]Read more "Changes to the PASS Bylaws"
Earlier this year as I thought about what I wanted to try in Orlando related to the SQL community and thought about the time commitment, I realized it was also “time” to think about what comes next for me. I came up with this: I want fewer ongoing commitments so I can spent that time […]Read more "The Two Year Plan"
Late notes! Great signs at the event, all hand written on flip chart paper. Cheap and effective, the “different” nature of the signs made them easy to spot Rooms were scattered again. Not much to be done, we take what’s available, but it does add a little bit of friction The acoustics in the main […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday Tampa 2019"