I attended the monthly ONETUG meeting last night to do a SQL presentation focused on developers. Same location as last year, the main library downtown. About 20 attendees this time. I chatted with a few people before things go started, including one who was trying to return to IT after a break and was doing […]Read more "Notes on the June 11, 2015 ONETUG Meeting"
I’ll be returning to ONETUG just less than a year from my last presentation, delivering technical content and evangelizing for SQLSaturday Orlando. My goal on technical content is get them to see SQL Server as a really, really interesting piece of software written by developers and that can do amazing things if you know how […]Read more "Presenting To The Orlando .Net Users Group on June 11, 2015"
I’ve been talking to Team Orlando recently about following the great example set by Code Camp Orlando for celebrating 10 annual events. Our first was in 2007. That is an impressive run. We’ve been lucky to be able to transition leadership of the event many times, from me to Jack Corbett to Karla Landrum to […]Read more "Thinking Ahead to SQLSaturday Orlando 2016-Tenth Anniversary"
Last weekend I attended the 10th annual Orlando Code Camp. I think I’ve missed two of those due to scheduling conflict. Ten years, and ten consecutive years, that’s a really good run! Former ONETUG President’s Joel Martinez and Shawn Weisfeld were present along with current President Esteban Garcia. I like that continuity and hope it’s […]Read more "Notes From Orlando Code Camp 2015"
The schedule for Orlando Code Camp(being held on March 28, 2015) was just posted. 70 speakers, 78 sessions, and expecting a lot of attendees. I’m excited that I’ll be presenting a talk on SQL Security targeted at developers, and the rest of the track looks good, though I’ll admit I wish we could have two […]Read more "Database/SQL Track at Orlando Code Camp"
One of the things I worked on as part of SQLSaturday Orlando last year was increasing the engagement with the local .Net group (ONETUG). One of the offshoots of that is that they’ve invited the SQL groups to chair the SQL track this year for Code Camp. Kendal asked for feedback on what kind of […]Read more "SQL Track at Orlando Code Camp"
The tenth annual Orlando Code Camp will be held on March 28, 2015, at Seminole State College. The call for speakers is open through January 25th. I’m planning to attend and will submit a session, but will delay on that just a bit as we try to figure out how to build the best possible […]Read more "Call For Speakers for Orlando Code Camp 2015"
ONETUG team graciously gave me time at the beginning of the meeting to talk about the upcoming SQLSaturday Orlando Asked them to attend – I think people like to be asked, and we really do want them to attend! Mentioned our paid seminars Asked them to mention the event to colleagues Handed out flyers Teased […]Read more "Notes From the August 14, 2014 ONETUG Meeting"
First, a quick update on the LinkedIn advetising campaign. One click so far, no registrations. More views than I expected for a Sunday. I drafted the next message to be emailed out this weekend and sent out for feedback. Good feedback on the first draft, made those changes and more, waiting on next […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan–Part 30"
Rained as I left (early) for the meeting, confirming again why I always leave early – stuff happens (in Orlando, rain = commute time * 1.5 or more) New location for ONETUG in the Orlando Public Library downtown, public parking garage directly across the street ($2/hour) Meeting was on the 2nd floor in the new […]Read more "Notes from the July 2014 ONETUG Meeting"