I was in a meeting a few weeks ago, deadlines looming and everyone feeling the stress some. We hit a couple minute pause and one of the guys in the room (a serious type most of the time) out of nowhere mentions that he finds watching Bob Ross on TV relaxing. 8 I couldn’t have […]Read more "Play the Bob Ross Game"
We headed into the SQLSaturday #49 weekend with a $99 seminar on Database Design by Louis Davidson. We ended up with 35 attendees and I think everyone had a nice day. We definitely need tools to manage this, having a separate registration and budget was a distraction at best, and I think it would encourage […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday #49"
First, a reminder that our fourth annual SQLSaturday is this Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Seminole State College in Lake Mary, FL. Weather forecast looks good, we’ll have lunch picnic style again, and you’ll be joining a crowd that should top 250! If you attend please say hello, always nice to connect at events. Tuesday […]Read more "SQLSaturday #49 Reminder & Notes on Event Prep"
We’ve tried to move away from shirts as a speaker gift, most speakers have them so we only get them if it’s a brand new speaker or someone needs a new shirt. Last time here in Orlando we came up with some nice leather business card holders with the SQLSaturday Orlando logo embossed. This year […]Read more "Speaker Gift for SQLSaturday #49"
We’re less than 30 days out from SQLSaturday #49 and we’re working hard on the logistics. Speaker gifts ordered, lanyards this year instead of stick on badges, Jack working on a deal with our after party location for great appetizers, and all the rest of the stuff that goes into making things run smoothly (or […]Read more "Orlando – Reminder to Register for SQLSaturday #49"
A bit of mid week humor. Recently I met up with Jack Corbett to review our room options for SQLSaturday #49 at Seminole State College. I was there early on a quiet Saturday morning, so I dropped my bag in the gazebo below and walked around some. When I returned, there was a squirrel on […]Read more "The SQLSaturday Squirrel"
As you may know we like to try new stuff here in Orlando, and this is another new thing. I’ve been wanting to do more to help build individual brands, and the struggle is to do something meaningful, interesting, affordable. Hard to do. If you write a SQL blog that is your blog, not a […]Read more "SQL Bloggers – Build Your Brand And Sponsor SQLSaturday #49"
Our schedule for this year has 47 one hour sessions plus another 6 “mini” fifteen minute presentations, plus a separate sponsor track. Sorted through more than 80 presentations to try to figure out the mix. That took some time and no easy decisions, but I think it’s a well rounded assortment. So that’s 53 reasons […]Read more "Schedule Announced for SQLSaturday #49 in Orlando"
You can still submit abstracts through midnight tonight for SQLSaturday #49 in Orlando on October 16, 2010. Great time of year to visit Florida, and it looks like we’ll have a great variety of speakers again this year. Here’s the list of submitted sessions so far: Title Speaker A Broad look at securing your […]Read more "Reminder – Final Day for Speaker Abstracts for SQLSaturday #49!"
We’re pleased to announce that Louis Davidson will be our pre-con speaker this year at SQLSaturday #49 in Orlando. Louis will be presenting a one day seminar on database design, a worthy topic and one about which Louis is both knowledgeable and passionate, looking forward to attending it myself! The competition was definitely fierce, all […]Read more "SQLSaturday #49 Pre-Con Announced"