I was excited to receive the email on Friday that I’d been selected to present at SQLRally #2 in Dallas this year, doing my presentation Building Your Professional Development Plan. Always nice to get some good news on a Friday!
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Note: This is a good, bad, and ugly post. We took some chances, got some things right, got more than a few wrong. In the end we launched SQLRally, had a good event in 2011, and have one coming to Dallas in 2012. Way back in July 2010 as we started on the SQLRally […]
Read more "PASS Update #56-SQLRally 2012 Site Selection"
It’s been almost two weeks since we wrapped up our first SQLRally, and in some ways it hasn’t quite sunk in that it’s done, and done successfully. It was a long project, one that started with the PASS Board of Directors wanting to do more to serve our members, especially those on the East coast. […]
Read more "Looking Back at SQLRally Orlando"
Our last day went well, even extremely well. By day 2 (or day 3 if you attended a seminar) everyone knows where everything is at and it all just flows well. It was a busy day for me, several meetings about SQLRally 2012 and a lot of conversations with people I don’t see often enough, […]
Read more "Notes from SQLRally Orlando–Part 3"
Everything went well on Thursday. No major delays at check-in was a good start, and everything going according to plan. We had one speaker cancellation, but we had a reserve list and Jack Corbett was able to pick a speaker to fill the gap easily. Everything has just been…smooth. Nice when it goes that way. […]
Read more "Notes from SQLRally Orlando–Part 2"
Tuesday afternoon started with me being an unexpected behind schedule, and then another interruption or two, but by 4:30 pm back on track for the meet and greet at Johnnies Hideaway. Probably 30-35 attendees, not bad for early on day zero, and we sat on the deck/patio until about 7:30 before going in to have […]
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It actually starts tomorrow for me (and many of you), I’ll be at the Marriott World Center around 1 pm to get started on stuffing the event bags and then later in the day I’ll be at the first of a few After Hours events. It’s going to be a busy/long/good week as I’ll be […]
Read more "SQLRally Orlando Begins This Week!"
Can it really be less than 30 days to the first SQLRally? As I look back it seems like a very long journey and now that we’re close, the remaining time seems to be going by very quickly. I met with Jack Corbett on Friday to review the volunteer list and discuss plans for the […]
Read more "SQLRally 2011 Update"
SQLSaturday Site Changes Earlier this week we deployed the first set of small changes to the SQLSaturday site. We fixed a long standing bug in the iCal, added a list on the front page of reserved dates (often events know the date they want but don’t have the facility nailed down), added sponsor logos to […]
Read more "PASS Update #55 (SQLSaturday Site Changes & SQLRally)"