Notes: Speaker party was well attended which makes it more interesting, the only downside was that the restaurant overall was LOUD, so much so that sometimes you’d have to speak into someones ear to be heard Signs and logistics were good Turns out turkey sandwiches are either really popular or they didn’t order the right […]Read more "Notes from Orlando Code Camp 2019"
Just received an email from Meetup with some news on enhancements and one of them was interesting to me – the ability to adjust the map pin for the meetup location. There are a few others you might find interesting, see the list at https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/sections/360000541571-New-Product-Updates.Read more "Move The Location Map Pin in Meetup"
Orlando Code Camp is March 30. 2019 in Lake Mary (same location as SQLSaturday Orlando) and we’re hoping to have a solid SQL track that focuses on parts of SQL that are interested to developers. It’s a great event, attendance runs 600+, so you’ll get plenty of people in your session! Call for speakers is […]Read more "Call for Speakers for Orlando Code Camp Closes Jan 18, 2019 & We Need SQL Speakers"
We use Meetup for SQLOrlando. We have enough members that we have to pay for the service and it works well enough that we’re ok with paying for it. They also offer Meetup Pro for a higher fee that gives you analytics, some API access, and a way to sync your list to MailChimp. More […]Read more "Meetup Pro for Non Profits"
Yesterday I posted about journaling with my goal being to track the time I spend on SQLOrlando (I’ll exclude time I spend at other events to keep it focused). That leads to the question of “how much time is enough” and also to asking “how much time is too much?”. As a guess let’s say […]Read more "How Much Volunteer Time Per Year is a Good Goal?"
In the spirit of “do more” we’re hoping to host at least 4 pre-cons in Orlando in 2019. Right now we’re looking for ideas for the first one to be held sometime in March 2019. If you’re interested, here’s how we do it: We have a meeting space that seats 20 comfortably. Projector is provided […]Read more "Thinking about Pre-Cons In Orlando in 2019"
I was disheartened to read the post that shows we have three candidates for three positions this year. Started with six, two opted out (this is not uncommon as candidates sometimes realize they are not well enough prepared) and it seems one was rejected. Rejecting someone is unusual and not done lightly especially when it […]Read more "The No-Election PASS Election"