Sharing this before I forget, Idera is taking applications for their 2019 ACE Program. If you’re wanting to do more in the community, this is an interesting opportunity.Read more "Apply for the 2019 Idera ACE Program"
For those that attended the webcast I did last week for Idera the companion whitepaper is now available for download. You can view the recording and/or get the whitepaper by just entering basic contact information. Also, one of the things I mentioned in the webcast but omitted from the slides was Chocolately.org – it’s a […]Read more "First Week As The DBA Whitepaper Published"
I’ll be spending the day with the 2011 Idera ACE’s (aka the old aces) and the 2012 Idera ACES (the new ones!) as we share lessons learned, work on being better at presenting and networking, and in general talk about ways to have a positive impact. Then tonight I’ll be at the SQLSaturday #107 speaker […]Read more "Im in Houston Today (and this weekend too)"
The Idera ACE program is something I’ve been involved with for over a year now. I’ll share a bit of the back story, and some thoughts on how the idea has grown and morphed since then. Back in late 2010 I had a couple conversations with David Fargo and Heather Sullivan from Idera, they had […]Read more "The Idera ACE Program, So Far"
The call for applications is open today, a chance for six lucky people to do more in the SQL community for a year. Idera will sponsor your travel to a few events in the US, invite you to do webcasts that often have 1000+ attendees, and work with you to raise your profile in the […]Read more "Apply to Be A 2012 Idera ACE!"
Idera announced their ACE Program on Monday, a new effort to do more community outreach in a way a bit different than others have done it so far. Rather than the traditional evangelist/vendor rep model for participating in events, this program will have six members of the community that will be traveling to a lot […]Read more "Working with Idera on the ACE Program"
Last week I blogged about attending TechEd 2010 on a press pass, and since then I’ve been trying to come up with a strategy for the event. Here’s what I have so far to write about: Details of local travel. Airport, train/bus/taxi system, costs. Good to have for ‘next’ time. Keynotes. This is usually when […]Read more "Reporting on TechEd"
Found The Adversity Index while browsing and thought I’d share. It’s interesting to see the economic trends and I’ll let you dig in to see what you think. I was more interesting in thinking about it from a reporting perspective. It’s not enough to capture data, you have to do something with it, and doing […]Read more "The Adversity Index"