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PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 1

PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 1

Joseph Sirosh taking the stage by first telling us a story with over 400 million children in India. Only 50% of them attend school regularly. Consider the loss of potential that could have been a doctor. Millions more like these children; a world of lost human potential. Millions who drop out on opportunities. Enter the […]

T-SQL Tuesday #83: We’re still dealing with the same problems

It’s about time I got back into participating in the T-SQL Tuesday block parties that are hosted by community members each month. First, let’s take care of some house keeping rules. Who Is Hosting? This month Andy Mallon (b|t) is hosting and has chosen a topic of We’re still dealing with the same problems. This […]

PASS Summit Advice For First Timers

PASS Summit Advice For First Timers

As I scrolled through the twitter feeds I ran across one from Tom LaRock (b|t) on PASS Summit being three weeks away: Now, what caught my eye was the fact that he mentions the word “advice” to first timers. It wasn’t that long ago when I attended my first PASS Summit. In fact it was […]

Is ROI for Vendors Worth the SQL Saturday Investment?

Is ROI for Vendors Worth the SQL Saturday Investment?

Piggy backing onto the recent SQL Saturday post here in Louisville, I wanted to take a more in-depth look, from my perspective, on how vendors all fit into these events. Having the opportunity to work alongside these vendors has been both a learning experience for myself along with forming new bonds along the way. Louisville […]

T-SQL Tuesday #080–Round Up

T-SQL Tuesday #080–Round Up

The roundup is finally here, and cheers to all of you who participated. We had a great turnout this month with many returning participants along with some newcomers. We had a wide range of topics with many great insights from everyone, but don’t take my word for it. Check out the links below and see […]

Is Today Your Last Day Working With SQL?

Is Today Your Last Day Working With SQL?

Please entertain this thought for a moment – If today was your last day working with SQL how would you spend it? Now, this post is assuming you, as the reader, are working with SQL in some form or fashion; however take the question and apply it to some other form of technology if that […]

T-SQL Tuesday #75 Invitation: Jump into Power BI!

This month the talented Jorge Segarra (B|T) hosts the T-SQL Tuesday block party, and he has chosen the topic of Power BI. So, what exactly is this thing called Power BI? I admit, I have several friends and colleagues who have dove into this type of technology, but I have not done so in great […]