I’m A PASS Summit Official Blogger!

I’m A PASS Summit Official Blogger!

This year, PASS is introducing the PASS Summit Official Blogger program, and I'm very happy to announce that I'm a part of the inaugural group! For many years there has been a bloggers' table at PASS Summit keynotes, where community members can live blog all the latest happenings and announcements. This year, PASS is kicking it up a notch with the creation of the official blogger program! Official bloggers not only get the opportunity to cover the keynote events live as before, but also get exclusive interview access with the PASS Executive Committee, exhibitors, sponsors, and other industry leaders that…
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SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 Wrap-Up

SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 Wrap-Up

Another SQL Saturday Chicago has come and gone, and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we have spent the last 11 months planning. It truly was our best SQL Saturday yet, with 422 attendees. We also ended with 130 on our waiting list, which is another record. Even with this larger venue it appears our demand still exceeds the amount of room we have. We also had more churn this year than ever before in terms of attendees. This is a great thing, as many people realized they were unable to attend ahead of time and…
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Why I Love SQLBits

Why I Love SQLBits

With SQLBits coming up quickly (it's next week!) I wanted to take a few moments to write about what very quickly has become my favorite conference. It's an awesome experience and I am so grateful that I am able to attend, volunteer, and present there for a second year. It's Not PASS Summit I love PASS Summit - no surprises there. I've written many posts about it, why you should attend, and how to prepare for it over the years. But I think it's really important to point out that SQLBits is not PASS Summit, nor is it organized by…
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I’m a 2019 Friend of Redgate!

I’m a 2019 Friend of Redgate!

I am very proud and happy to be a Friend of Redgate for a sixth year! If you’re not familiar with the Friends of Redgate program, we work with the Redgate development and product teams to provide feedback on existing products, new tools, and feature enhancements. You can also find us doing things like speaking at events, writing articles on Redgate tools, and participating on the Redgate forums. Last year, I even got to present at SQL in the City Summit in Chicago as a result of being in this program. Redgate is a wonderful organization to be associated with. Not only do…
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Looking Back at 2018

Looking Back at 2018

2018 is almost over, and it's been an incredibly busy year for me. I've done more speaking and community activities this year than ever before, and had something big going on almost every month! In this, my final post of 2018, I thought I'd take a look back at some of the highlights. January I started off the year with my first-ever trip to SQL Saturday Nashville. While the weather didn't cooperate on Friday (an ice storm shut the venue down, leading to the cancellation of pre-conference sessions) things were back to normal by Saturday and it was an excellent event…
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