I was pleased to get the email yesterday confirming that I was selected to speak at SQLSaturday #362 on January 31, 2015. I think the last time I was in Austin was 2004 or so when I was at Dell for a week for SAN and cluster training. It was a memorable trip for a […]Read more "SQLSaturday Austin"
Not a bad drive over from Orlando. Only a little traffic, about 80 minutes. I was early enough to have time to review my presentation and then work on the final marketing notes for SQLSaturday Orlando (good to have a few tasks queued when time appears) I stopped at Starbucks (a nice one that felt […]Read more "Notes From the October 9, 2014 Space Coast SQL Meeting"
I’ll be driving to Viera for the monthly Space Coast SQL Users Group meeting next week. Topic still to be decided, probably Learning Plans and something SQL, look for details on the web site today or tomorrow at http://spacecoast.sqlpass.org/.Read more "Speaking at Space Coast SQL Users Group on October 10th, 2014"
Notes from a speaker/volunteer perspective: It was a lot of fun to talk to the students at our Student to IT Pro Seminar. Interesting to hear their questions, easy to forget what it’s like to be a true beginner. 70 people in the seminar. Win! I had about 20 in my 9 am presentation. Went […]Read more "Notes On SQLSaturday Orlando #318"
Busy week, should have blogged about it before the event Did a remote presentation on securing credit card data First time using Lync for remote, not hard to use, but not good to try 10 minutes before hand either (my fault) Camera in the room was nice, had a sense of the place at least […]Read more "Notes on the August 19, 2014 Pinellas SQL Group Meeting"
Most SQLSaturday’s do ok when it comes to finding speakers, the results of an incredible speaker mailing list and a lot of reasons for speakers to participate – I’d say a combination of a chance to learn in addition to presenting, the chance to spend time with other speakers, and the sheer fun of going […]Read more "SQL Speakers–Will You Accept The Chapter Challenge?"
I did an online presentation about PCI and Credit Card Security for BSSUG last night and it went pretty well, with one minor pain point – at very points in the presentation I was hearing myself on about a 1 second (or it seemed) delay. I was using my phone and a Bluetooth headset and […]Read more "Presentation to the Baltimore SQL Group on July 15, 2014"
I’ll be presenting SQL Server Performance for Developers to the members of the Orlando .Net User Group (ONETUG) on July 10th. It’s been forever since I made it downtown to see the group, looking forward to it and sharing some techniques for making SQL Server go fast. Registration appreciated if you’re planning to attend (and […]Read more "Speaking at ONETUG on July 10, 2014"
Finally the email we’d all been waiting for arrived yesterday, the results of session selection for the 2014 PASS Summit. Good news for me, one session of mine was accepted, so I’ll be presenting “Turbocharge Your Career With A Learning Plan” this year. It’s a good topic and one I’m excited about. I’ve been presenting […]Read more "Speaking at the 2014 PASS Summit"
Notes from the trip: Four hour drive between traffic and rain, about an hour longer than I would have liked. The new service plaza at Fort Drum on the Turnpike is nice, but I thought the old model had better/easier parking. Ah well. Speaker dinner was at Carrabas. Not a bad venue, but I think […]Read more "Notes From SQLSaturday South Florida"