Every year when many of the SQLSaturday event leaders meet at the Summit the topic of improvements to the tools comes up. Certainly the site has seen changes and improvements over the years, plus at least two new coats of paint (on the public site), but it’s never enough (with software, it never is). Invariably […]Read more "The Future of the SQLSaturday Tools"
This year we held our fourth Student to IT Pro Seminar for the students at Seminole State College. It runs from 9 am to 1130, concurrent with SQLSaturday but in a different building. Here is the schedule from this year: Time Description 8:30 to 9:00 Check-in & Informal Networking 9:00 to 9:05 Opening Remarks 9:05 […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2017 Notes – Part 3"
SQLSaturday is really three sites. The public facing one (www) plus one for event admins and one for HQ to do overall admin. Most of the notes in this post apply to the site for event admins. These are all from my perspective which is biased in a few ways; I sketched the original concept […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2017 Notes – Part 2"
Part 1 will be about things we did (or didn’t) do and some lessons learned. In Part 2 I will share some thoughts on the SQLSaturday tools/web site. Part 3 isn’t really about SQLSaturday, rather our student seminar that we run concurrently. I’ll get to Part 2 and 3 as soon as I can. We […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2017 Notes – Part 1"
This was the first time in a long time that I managed the check-in process of SQLSaturday Orlando and was surprised/dismayed to see that when I unzipped the download the filenames were all named with a less than helpful format; b9d73479-5a04-42a3-9f11-a56af7b56beb.pdf. The goal was to be able to quickly find the SpeedPASS for anyone that needed […]Read more "SpeedPASS Download Naming Convention"
Today we’re starting on our 11th SQLSaturday here in Orlando. Normally we rotate the leadership between oPASS and MagicPASS, but this year is a bit of change – I’ll be leading this year instead of just contributing. It’s a chance for Shawn and Kendal to take a year breather and a chance for me to give […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2017 Goes Live"
It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 10 years since we started the planning for the first event in Orlando. The success of the idea seems obvious now – surely the time was right for something to happen in our space. Back then though it was far from obvious. We didn’t have doubts about […]Read more "Reflecting on Ten Years of SQLSaturday"