I am always looking for ways to get involved within the PASS community. One such way that has become available is the opportunity to get to work with two stellar individuals, one of whom was part of why I became involved within the SQL Community. John Sterrett (b|t) and I have been speaking some … Continue reading HADR Virtual Chapter Involvement
Everyone has a story; some stories are similar while some stories are vastly different. People always make the statement that you shouldn’t “assume” because if you do….well then you know what happens! I will go out on a limb and gather to say that many fall into the category I did when it comes to … Continue reading Community Involvement–Why Wait?
T-SQL Tuesday is here again. I’ve had good intentions the past few times this event has come around and even have drafts still waiting to be queued up which I will eventually turn into regular blog posts, but I decided to just make time this month and jump back into the monthly party. This month … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #72 Invitation – Data Modeling Gone Wrong
The day finally came and I was fortunate, no I was blessed to be a part of the PASS Summit held out in Seattle, WA. This year would be my fourth year attending in five years. I did miss when it was held in Charlotte, go figure it was closer there to me. In any … Continue reading PASS Summit Recap and Experience
PASS Summit Key note is off the ground and running..... President Thomas LaRock talks about the 16th annual meeting that is taking place and the #sqlfamily. This event is really like a family reunion with over 58 countries and 2,000 companies that are here to get this party started. THIS IS OUR COMMUNITY One of … Continue reading Live Blog – Pass Summit Key Note – 1
This year I was fortunate enough to get the invite to join the live bloggers table for both keynotes going on. Looking forward to the opportunity and to what has to be said at each speaker. This morning's keynote will begin at 8:15 a.m. so don't be late!!!
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?
The doors close, lights turn off, and cars begin to pull out of the parking lot. Another SQL Saturday event has come and gone, but this time it was different. The reason for this was from the hard work, effort, countless hours, and collaboration that took place. This past year I wanted to embark on … Continue reading SQLSat403 – Recap
It's one small word, but that one word can pack an awful powerful punch. I got a severe dose of it Friday night. No, I won't go into the great detail that provoked this word to come to light. What I will do is recognize that it has taught me some valuable lessons especially in … Continue reading Perspective
This has been a long time in the making, back in 2011 I attended a session at PASS Summit by SQL MVP Chris Shaw (B|T). Little did I know that he would become one of my mentors, good friend, and someone I'm truly thankful for. I approached Chris awhile back if he would be interested … Continue reading Q and A With SQL MVP Chris Shaw