The notes! Attendance was the speaker dinner was great! Always nice to have a lot of people there. During the day logistics all went well, though it’s still a struggle for first time attendees to find the rooms that in are in the other building Lunchtime sponsor announcements didn’t work very well – if you […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday Tampa 2020"
I want to wrap up the notes on SQLSaturday by writing about my approach to managing events that I’ve evolved at SQLSaturday but definitely applies to most events and perhaps to many things beyond that. I don’t that it’s original, when I searched I found it be somewhat similar to the six thinking hats, but […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Notes – The Five Hats"
We hold our event at a local college. The way it works is our contact tries to reserve ALL of the rooms in the building because we will end up giving some back as classes are scheduled and it’s the easiest way to guarantee we end up with enough rooms. From a scheduling perspective that […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Notes – Room Location"
I mentioned in earlier posts that I’m using Trello this year for managing SQLSaturday tasks and figured I might as well go all in and add some of the related stuff, especially the recurring tasks. You can do that with a repeating card PowerUp or Butler depending on how you license Trello (at the free […]Read more "Low Tech Repeating Tasks in Trello"
I’m trying Trello this year to manage both SQLSaturday and our other events. Part of that is giving the whole team visibility of the work that remains to be done, part is having artifacts that are reusable (if not perfectly) year over year, and part is just having a system better than what we have […]Read more "Trello For The User Group"
For those who haven’t used the admin tools for SQLSaturday when an event is created there are a set of messages loaded automatically. It’s up the event admin if they want to approve them, edit them, or delete them (one at a time). It’s one of the parts I wrote a long time ago and […]Read more "SQLSaturday Automatic Messages"
One of the interesting but not often used features of the SQLSaturday tools is the announcement/news (in the admin tools, its Message Center | Announce News) to do mini-blog post type messages that show up on the home page. Below you can see a sample of ones we’ve set up for Orlando this year. One […]Read more "Using the Announcement/News Part of SQLSaturday"
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"