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 … Continue reading Is ROI for Vendors Worth the SQL Saturday Investment?
You've heard about it for some time now, and you finally got the gumption to ask your boss if the company would send you to PASS Summit 2015. A few days or weeks elapse and you get word that you were the chosen one from the company to attend - FANTASTIC, you say....but wait - … Continue reading Heading To PASS Summit 2015 – Now What?
A father was awoken by his wife to check on their son who was asleep but making noises that they could hear through his room monitor. The father, half a sleep and thinking his son was dreaming, wondered into his room and called out to his son only to find that his son wouldn't answer … Continue reading Making A Difference
I can remember pretty vividly the first time I attended a PASS function. It is something that profoundly changed my outlook on my career and how I view the SQL community as a whole. With that said there are three seats open for the PASS Board of Directors and you can view their profiles here. … Continue reading PASS – Time To Get Your Vote On
I've recently been approached by numerous people at work, on boards, forums, twitter, etc. regarding different ways to learn and improve one's skill set. The Forums I find myself on forums more so than normal perusing through questions, providing feedback where applicable and so on. Some of the ones I traffic often are: SQL Server … Continue reading Where Do I Start – The Journey?
Another T-SQL Tuesday has come and gone and I've got to admit that all the responses that were received are pretty awesome and even had a few responses from first timers that attended the PASS Summit 2012. While all the posts were great, I had one that blew me away and is exactly what the … Continue reading The Roundup – #TSQL2sday
Last year, 2011, I had the opportunity to attend this conference. I never had been to Seattle and my peers who have attended before me said that I would be amazed at what I would be getting myself into. I'm not sure how to explain it other than by telling you my experience about … Continue reading PASS Summit 2012 – Closing In
Top of the morning to everyone. It's that time again, today marks the kick off for electing three new seats to the PASS Board of Directors. If you are part of the PASS SQL community I implore you to take a moment, read up on the candidates and select the ones you think will best … Continue reading PASS 2012 Elections Ballot
SQL Training........to a SQL DBA I'm always up for any training to learn new techniques, new features, or new processes. You throw in the word FREE and how can you help not be excited about what PASS has to offer. PASS has recently released their lineup for the free 24 hr SQL training with some … Continue reading 24 Hours of PASS
I was excited to see the sessions have been released for this years PASS 2012 Summit If you've been involved in the SQL Community for any particular time than hopefully PASS has come up here or there. I can say from personally attending in the past that the knowledge gained and networking that you will … Continue reading Sessions For PASS 2012 Released