Fascination has always been with me when thinking of developing local talent. It has helped me immensely in my career both as an attendee, presenter, chapter leader, and more. One can glean immense value from becoming involved in a local UG (user group), whether by the connections made in networking, friendships formed, or learning something … Continue reading The Power of User Groups
It's been a while since I've posted on a T-SQL Tuesday topic and glad to see the topic being discussed by Mike Bronowski (blog) on tools. Throughout my career, I've worked for companies that have allowed me to utilize some pretty nice tools. Whether they are vendor or community-related there are a plethora of options … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #135: The outstanding tools of the trade that make your job awesome
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
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 … Continue reading PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 1
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?
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be a part of Louisville’s (for those local the ‘ville) SQL Saturday event held at Indiana Wesleyan. Most of you who end up on this site are probably familiar with it, but for those that aren’t familiar with SQL Saturday events you can check out their site here. Now to … Continue reading Are SQL Saturday’s Worth It?
Part of traveling to various events and being a part of the SQL Community means one can meet some pretty awesome professionals. I was fortunate enough to run into Warwick Rudd (B|T) at one of the PASS Summit events held in Seattle, and he definitely lives up to all the hype. Warwick is a … Continue reading Interview with Warwick Rudd
To many times data professionals flounder in what some call a pool of uncertainty. The countless tasks, tickets, projects, and emails that may flow in without prioritizing will leave individuals searching for what is needed to be worked on now. Organize or Agonize Face it, we all influence someone. Whether you are a sole DBA out … Continue reading Time Management–Leadership
Many traits make up data professionals and the many who find themselves in leadership roles. The traits being shared in this blog post are ones that have helped me on my journey not just in a leadership role, but from a data professional perspective as well. I debated often on sharing these; maybe even … Continue reading Leadership and the Data Professional
I recently came across Tim Ford’s (B|T) challenge to the technical blogging community. The challenge is to write one introductory level blog per month for the community. A simple statement with a profound substance to it. How many times do you and I take for granted the knowledge we have and share both privately and … Continue reading New SQL Blogging Challenge