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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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.
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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