An Early Present

It’s Friday. December 20…the last day of the school year for my kids and we wake up to no power, rain, and 40 degree temps. On the way to school my 6-year old daughter threw up in the car. Huh…one of those days. But you know what’s great about today? Voting for the first annual […]

PASS Summit 2013: Final Recap

I haven’t traditionally written recap posts for the PASS Summit, but this year was just phenomenal, and I think that down the road I would regret it if I didn’t take a few minutes to summarize the highlights. In no particular order… #SQLRun On Wednesday morning about 70-some people congregated in downtown Charlotte for the […]

PASS Summit 2013: Day 2

And day 2 at this year’s PASS Summit starts with a sweet surprise from Aaron Bertrand ( b | t ), Kinder eggs.  It promises to be a good day. Today is Dr. DeWitt‘s keynote (did I mention that he’s a University of Michigan alum? Go Blue!), and here we go… 8:15 AM Douglas McDowell, […]

PASS Summit 2013: Day 1

Greetings from Charlotte, NC where Day 1 of the PASS Summit is about to kick off!  I just got back from this year’s #SQLRun, sponsored by SQL Sentry, and I can’t believe the size to which the event has grown since Jes ( b | t ) organized the first run two years ago.  It […]

SQL Server Training and Conferences for the Fall

There has been a lot of conversation this week in Twitterverse related to training and conferences in the SQL Server community.  I wanted to share some details and my own thoughts related to a few specific events in which I am involved (and it’s all very exciting!). Training First, Paul announced a new IE event […]

PASS Summit 2012: Day 2

Happy second day of Summit!  Holy buckets, yesterday was a busy day.  But it was great.  After the keynote I headed off to present my DBCC session which went well.  Thank you to everyone that attended and to all of those who had questions and provided feedback.  I am presenting again today, same time (10:15 […]

PASS Summit 2012: Day 1

Happy first day of Summit everyone!  Ok, if you attended any pre-conference sessions then today probably does not feel like the first day, but it’s the first day with a keynote and general sessions.  My day started with a 3 mile-ish #sqlrun down along the waterfront.  It was a great way to kick off the […]