Notes from the trip: Made the trip down without stopping and without getting stuck in traffic – a first! Attended speaker dinner on Fri night. Nice location, service was slow. I don’t understand how they reserve space for large parties and then fail to staff for it Good signs to event on Sat morning Speaker […]Read more "Notes From SQLSaturday #379"
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"
Really late posting these, forgot to put on my task list! About 20 attendees Lots of good questions, and I saw quite a new faces (or not recent ones) attending. That’s good and bad I guess. I worry that we’re drawing people solely based on the topic/speaker and not because the meeting is the place […]Read more "Notes From The May 2015 oPASS Meeting"
It’s almost summer and that means it’s time for a trip to South Florida for SQLSaturday #379. I’ll be doing my presentation on Learning Plans, trying to meet the speakers I don’t know yet (quite a few), doing some learning of my own, and staying over until Sunday to enjoy a little time in Ft Lauderdale […]Read more "Im Attending SQLSaturday #379 in South Florida on June 13, 2015"
I’ll be headed a bit north of Orlando next month for SQLSaturday Jacksonville to present Turbocharge Your Career With a Learning Plan.Read more "I’m Presenting at SQLSaturday Jacksonville on May 9th, 2015"
Very nice event this past weekend. I attended the volunteer dinner on Friday night after an uneventful trip down I4. Speaker shirt was different this year, a nice short sleeve button up from Columbia. Saturday everything went smoothly. I did my presentation on Learning Plans first thing, attended an interesting session on master data management, […]Read more "Notes From SQLSaturday#371 Tampa"
I’m really late posting this, so the quality of the notes will suffer, but still: I did a very intro level presentation on how indexes work, stats, and queries. It’s fun to both demystify a topic while also making them realize it really is complicated stuff! I did the presentation using only a white board. […]Read more "Notes From the February 2015 MagicPASS Meeting"
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"
My trip to SQLSaturday Austin starts Friday with an early afternoon flight direct from Orlando. I’m hoping I can arrive, get my rental car, and get on the road to the hotel before Friday afternoon traffic gets going (I say that with Orlando traffic in mind of course). I’m really looking forward to the trip. […]Read more "Live Near Austin? Join Me At SQLSaturday #362 on January 31, 2015"
I’m spending some time this week and the next few weeks thinking about what I want to talk about next year. 2014 was about learning plans and I will continue using that presentation in 2015, but my focus this year is to pick a topic that will work well for chapters/user groups. That really speaks […]Read more "Deciding On a Presentation Topic for 2015"