This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by TJay Belt (@tjaybelt). I find this month’s topic, balancing work and life, intriguing, and after a hiatus of non-blogging, I’m happy that this is my first one back. Like many in tech, I put all I have into what I do. Even to this day, the thirst for … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #141 Work/Life Balance
SQL Saturday Louisville is less than a week away!! A lot of hard work has gone into putting on this event by some great organizers and volunteers. It has been awesome to be part of the journey with them. You can check out the event homepage here and if your keen on checking out the … Continue reading SQL Saturday Louisville–Bout That Time
I’ve been wanting to share a little bit about Matt’s story for a while now and this past week I reached out to him to see if he’d be up for an interview for the blog. As is usually the case he was happy to oblige. I’ve known Matt for, O gosh, a couple of … Continue reading Interview With Matt Gordon
It’s about that time of year again when there is a buzz in Seattle in regards to PASS Summit. Many data professionals will be heading out to one of the biggest SQL related events of the year. There is excitement for many along with a sense of being overwhelmed for some. The minute you step … Continue reading Pass Summit 2017
This week has been a whirlwind; as the results came in earlier this week on the election I wanted to take a moment and say Thank You. It is with great honor and privilege to be elected to a seat on the PASS Board. This position is one that I don’t take lightly and with … Continue reading Thank You–#PASSElections
This year I decided to take “someday” to heart and do something that has been on my mind for awhile – submit my application to run for the PASS Board. Going through the process so far has been a humbling experience; one that I’ve learned a lot from. I’m excited to say that my application … Continue reading Running for the PASS Board of Directors #PASSelections
“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” While this quote is true it is often times too late to act on an opportunity therefore it is missed. If you are a leader at your respective shop it can then be conceived that you are somewhat out of … Continue reading Can a Data Professional Be Organized?
I recently was on a call where a technical unit indicated they did not receive any form of documentation around the vendor database that was created. Now, seeing that I fall into the database profession it sparked my fancy. I began to ask a few questions to the individual who was asking for this documentation; … Continue reading SQL Doc by RedGate
Often times we as leaders within our respective shops tend to waste our time focusing on the wrong things. Think about that for a moment and think about the team that you are on or that you are leading. I’ve seen it happen among some very talented teams where we (yes I include myself in … Continue reading Are You Wasting Energy?
This post is for all you up and coming data professionals out there. Over the course of the last week we had a T-SQL Tuesday block party which I missed. The beginning of the year is a very hectic time at the shop; doesn’t negate the fact that I should have taken time to get … Continue reading The Pen Cap