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The Missing Piece of SQL Conferences

Recently Steve Jones (b|t) has been writing a series of posts around the Pass Summit and SQL Saturdays. The one posted on July 5th on Choosing Content for the Summit got me thinking about content, not just at the Summit, but also at other various SQL conferences and events. I had a conversation around the […]

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Conference Thoughts

This past weekend I had the pleasure of being at Emerald City Comicon. The last few years I’ve had the chance to volunteer in different there in various ways. This year I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend the weekend assisting Gigi Edgely , who was one of many celebrities to be in […]

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An Open Letter To SQLSaturday & User Group Organizers

Dear event organizers;  While this letter is directed at the SQL Server community the points I present here are valid in other situations.   The SQL Community One of the things that makes SQL Server stand out so much from other products (not just RDBMS) is the level of support and caring that it receives […]

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PASS Summit 2012 By The Numbers

Last week was the 2012 Summit. I thought I might just provide some interesting data points rather than give you a bunch of talk about the awesome presentations I saw, people I met, and things I did.   Steps taken: 49,404 Floors climbed: 126 Miles walked: 24.08 Hours slept: 23.7 Precons attended: 1 Sessions attended: […]

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PASS Summit 2012–Register Now And Save

It’s the end of January and the price of attendance to the PASS Summit 2012 is about to go up. Today you can register for $1,095 (that’s 50% off the full price). Tomorrow that price goes up. Get in now and save some bucks. The price only goes up by $100, but with you having […]

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PASS BoD–Who I’m Voting For

Hopefully everyone who reads this is a member of PASS and has received a ballot for voting in this years Board of Directors elections. There’s a really strong candidate turnout this year, it makes for tough choices when it comes to voting. I was able to pick my three, I’m going to tell you who and […]

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Summit 2011–Getting A Seat At The Table

If you’ve attended the Summit then you might have seen a bunch of tables near the back of the room with a whole bunch of reserved seats. The tables are manned by crazed looking folks, laptops lit up, fingers flicking over the keyboard as events unfurl on the stage in front of them. These fine […]

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