PASS Summit 2014: WIT Lunch

Two posts from me in one day?  What’s up with that?!  Well, today at the PASS Summit we also have the WIT luncheon, where Kimberly Bryant, who is the founder of Black Girls CODE, will be speaking.  I am live-blogging this event as well, so watch this post for updates starting around 12:15PM EST.  If […]

PASS Summit 2014: Day 2

We’re kicking off Thursday’s PASS Summit keynote in about 5 minutes, and the good news is that I have network connectivity today and I’ll really be live-blogging today.  Stay tuned for updates throughout the morning! Ok, I guess I need to start with this picture of Brent Ozar and Grant Fritchey: Brent and Grant will […]

PASS Summit 2014: Day 1

It’s Day 1 of the PASS Summit, I’m live-blogging the keynote, and I can’t get on the internet. My DR strategy (hotspot on my phone) is failing as well. This may be late getting posted, but that’s ok. The show must go on. This morning we’ll hear from the Microsoft team, including: T.K. “Ranja” Rengarajan, […]

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 […]