I drove over to Melbourne on to speak to the group, hadn’t been over in a while. Quick notes: 8 attendees, not bad for a small group, and they always appreciate someone visiting Same location as before – Sonny’s BBQ. Appreciate the consistency, it’s easy to find/get to. If only the full parking lot was […]Read more "Notes From the Feb 7, 2019 Spacecoast Meetup"
Meeting is held at Sonny’s BBQ, they have a long room (used to be outside seating) that works pretty well for a small group. Plus the food is good! Presented the basics of avoiding, detecting, and repairing corruption 11 attendees. Was worried for a few minutes, almost everyone came in about 6:25 for the 6:30 […]Read more "Notes From The August 13, 2015 Spacecoast SQL Meeting"
I’m heading to the coast on August 13, 2015 to talk about database corruption, SQLSaturday Orlando, and the possibility of a SQLSaturday Cocoa Beach in 2015 with the members of the Space Coast SQL Group.Read more "Presenting at the Space Coast SQL Group on August 13, 2015"
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"
I drove over to Melbourne last night to the new home of Space Coast SQL at the Harris Institute for Assured Information, located on the Florida Institute of Technology Campus. Not hard to find, good parking, great building, great room for the group – modern classroom with nice furniture and plenty of room. It’s nice […]Read more "Notes from the February Space Coast SQL Meeting"
I’ll be visiting the Space Coast group (http://spacecoast.sqlpass.org/) on Feb 9th to do a presentation on Professional Development Plans. I’m looking forward to the visit. Always fun to talk about professional development and some of what I’ll be presenting is ideas for the planned “part two” I hope to finish in the next few months.Read more "Speaking at Space Coast SQL Users Group on Feb 9, 2012"
Just got an email from the Space Coast User Group that Maciej Pilecki (@DrHouseOfSQL) will be doing a presentation to the group on July 14th. Great for a chapter to get a well known speaker.Read more "Maciej Pilecki Speaking at Space Coast UG on July 14, 2011"
I was just writing a thank you message to our speakers for SQLSaturday #49 and wanted to write down a couple thoughts about that. The SQLSaturday tools remind us to send a thank you note and even suggests text, but whether you modify the boilerplate or write something from scratch, it’s worth doing. Does a […]Read more "Saying Thank You"
One of the things I think we don’t do well sometimes – in generally – is set fair expectations with regards to volunteers on both sides. As the occasional leader of efforts that involve volunteers, what I ask for first is communication and follow through. Skill, energy and all the rest are useful, but good […]Read more "Volunteering Equals Karma, Not Cash"
I arrived about 7:15 and already quite a few people on hand. Registration was moved to inside this time, just inside the cafeteria, and seemed like a much better traffic flow. Few things I noted on arrival: Attendees didn’t receive name badges (this really helps speakers & networking) Breakfast set up looked good, no decaf […]Read more "Notes from the Orlando Code Camp March 2010"