The role of PASS in the community has evolved a lot over the past few years. Back in 2006/2007 PASS was mainly about the Summit and trying to grow new chapters, not a lot of emphasis on doing more for chapters and not much interest in a day based event like SQLSaturday. In those days […]Read more "PASS, Evangelism, Goals, Dreams"
Just about a year ago PASS hired Karla Landrum to fill the vacancy of the Community Evangelist and that marked in my view a sea change for the organization – it was the first time we had someone in that role that was passionate about community and was part of the community. Combining those two […]Read more "PASS Is Hiring Another Evangelist–Could It Be You?"
I wrote Clouds in our Future to see if I could spark a good conversation about the mental shift required to consider SQL Azure as one of the options we should consider when decide to host data. I can’t say I succeeded well at that goal! I get that the tools aren’t ready and that’s […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Clouds in our Future"
I wrote the editorial asking what people would have been if they had been born 100 years earlier. It’s a mix of answers, many serious, some humorous, some missing the point of thinking for a minute or two about who they are, with or without technology. It’s a question with no right answer of course, […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Back in Time 100 Years"
This was written for something fun on a Friday, but it’s still interesting for coffee talk anytime – what superhero would you be if you could? Saw a few votes for Batman, a couple for the Flash, and a few more unusual ones – read the comments on the original post, good stuff! I think […]Read more "SSC Editorial – What Superhero Would You Be?"
I wrote the value of blogging hoping to highlight the less often discussed value of practicing writing. Too often we look at blogs solely as a branding tool, or as a way to make money, or to get a zillion hits. Nothing wrong with any of those and I wouldn’t even discourage anyone from trying […]Read more "The Value of Blogging – Today on SQLServerCentral"
Another story with a lesson today, this one about learning to work smarter and not just harder. Easy to say, harder to do! It’s one of the cases when having a great tutor/role model/coach can help you get there a lot faster than if you have to learn it all on your own (even if […]Read more "SSC Editorial – Learning From Experts"