Last weekend I needed to go to Home Depot to get a five gallon bucket and a lid so we could store some rice we had purchased at Costco in bulk. The bucket was $3, and the lids were next to it for $2. We already have one of these setups at home for flour […]Read more "Review: Gamma Seal Lids"
This week the SQLRally team published some notes to help you convince the boss to send you to three days of great training. It’s good stuff and worth reviewing, and I want to add a couple tips of my own: Make it concrete. Get a copy of the schedule and circle your “A” and “B” […]Read more "SQLRally–Convince The Boss"
It’s been a few weeks since I wrote my early thoughts on my goals for this year, and you can tell it’s a struggle when it takes me to the second week of February to get them finished. Why such a struggle? I think it’s because I’ve lived in nearly a constant state of change […]Read more "Work Goals for 2011-Part 2"
Help us promote our upcoming PASS events by including any or all of these on your blog or in your email signature. Please link them as follows: 24HOP – http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/Spring2011/default.aspx SQLRally – http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/ PASS Summit 2011 – http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=898132 I’m not sure why we don’t have one for SQLSaturday – sending that email to HQ right […]Read more "A Banner Day for SQLRally"
I get a lot of questions about how SQLRally is going, which tells me that there is a lot of interest and that we’re not communicating enough. The hard part is that in some ways there is a lot going on, and in some ways not all that much! We started SQLRally last July and […]Read more "PASS Update #49–SQLRally"
We’ve updated the original flyer to the new and improved model that has the prices. The image below is a screen capture, download the real flyer to get the best resolution. We’re in the process of ordering print copies now and will be working to distribute them beginning in January, focusing on chapters/groups in the […]Read more "Updated SQLRally Flyer"
The call for speakers is open through December 15, 2010, and I hope many of you will take the chance to throw a session or two into the SQLRally hat. Whether you get picked or not for the final program, it’s fun to be in the game, to enjoy the wait and the voting and […]Read more "SQLRally Call for Speakers Closes December 15, 2010"
Before I get into my thoughts, go vote! Here are the options this year for the SQLRally pre-cons: BI Sessions: http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/PreConsforVotingBI.aspx DBA Sessions: http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/PreConsforVotingDba.aspx Developer Sessions: http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/PreConsforVotingDev.aspx Misc Sessions: http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/PreConsforVotingMisc.aspx Here is the voting link. Voting closes 8 am PST on November 2nd, 2010. For those of you not following along already a “pre-con” is […]Read more "SQLRally, Pre-Cons, and Taking Risks"
See my previous post on the topic,or just go directly to the application.The application has full details, but MVP’s, Summit presenters, and anyone that has delivered full day classes are within the range of people we’ll consider. We’re hoping for a great variety to pick from, and with luck, you’ll be a seminar presenter at […]Read more "Reminder – Deadline for SQLRally Pre-Con Abstracts is October 15th"
The SQLRally marketing team put this flyer together last week. We’ll be trying to get Chapters and SQLSaturdays to link to the flyer and we’ll also be sending out some copies to distribute as well. The link is to the color version, we have a B&W version but through the magic of technology it’s bigger […]Read more "SQLRally Event Flyer is Ready"