Notes: Great attendance, easily 400+ Lunch was smooth this year due to changing to boxed lunches Rooms were in 2 different buildings. Sometimes you have to, but it always adds complexity Speaker gift was a ‘survival kit’s with lots of useful bits including a USB C to HDMI/DVI/VGA (similar to this) and another with with […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday Jacksonville 2018"
Just crossed off my quarterly goal of planning SQLSaturday attendance for the next quarter (I’m writing this on March 31st!). I’ll be going to Jacksonville, South Florida, and Houston. Looking ahead I probably won’t do any in Q3 and will resume with SQLSaturday Orlando in October. I try to do one event a quarter on […]Read more "Jacksonville, South Florida, and Houston"
Just a quick note that we’ve reserved the date for our 12th SQLSaturday here in Orlando. It will be held on October 6, 2018, at our usual location at Seminole State College. Expect the call for speaker and registration to open up on June 1st. We’ll also publish information then about whether we’ll be doing […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 – Planned for October 6"
In February PASS President Grant Fritchey posted PASS Priorities FY 19 followed by An Open Letter to SQLSaturday Organizers, and then held an online town hall for SQLSaturday organizers in March to address some of the questions generated by the two posts. For all the messaging, the story remains a bit unclear, at least to me. Let […]Read more "Parsing the PASS Blog Posts about FY 19 and SQLSaturday"
Quick notes: Same location as previous years, good! Parking was same place, but it was confused by a pay-to-park event on the same day. The attendants knew to let SQLSaturday attendees in at new charge, but I’m betting a few paid without asking or turned away Some of the rooms were in an adjacent building. […]Read more "Notes on SQLSaturday Tampa 2018"
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"