SQL Saturday #67 This Week!

After months of planning, SQL Saturday #67 is finally upon us! While this is the 3rd SQL Saturday I'll be attending, it's the first one I've had a hand in planning. It's been a real pleasure to be part of such an awesome team putting it all together along with: - Wendy Pastrick (blog | twitter) - Norman Kelm (blog | twitter) - Ted Krueger (blog | twitter) - Bill Lescher (twitter) - Rich Rousseau (twitter) - Aaron Lowe (blog | twitter) - Jes Borland (blog | twitter) Schedule We have an amazing schedule put together with over 40 great…
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SQL Saturday #67 is a Go!

SQL Saturday #67 (Chicago 2011) has been posted on the SQL Saturday website! Please Join Us! We had an excellent turn out last year, and it's looking like it'll turn out that way again. Registration has been open a little more than a week and we already have over 100 registrations! Our limit is 400, so at the current rate you only have about 3 weeks left to sign up. Please visit the registration page if you're interested! The event itself is free, but there is a $7.00 charge for lunch (not pizza!) Why You Should Come! The training is…
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SQL Saturday #50 Wrap-up

I had the immense pleasure of speaking at SQL Saturday #50 in Iowa City this past weekend. To say it was an awesome time would be quite the understatement. Special thanks to Michelle Ufford (blog | twitter), Ed Leighton-Dick (twitter) and Jeff Belina (twitter) for all you did to make this event possible. Also a giant thank you to all of the sponsors who made this event financially possible. To start at the very beginning, I made it to Iowa City in the early afternoon and had extra time to do a little exploring. Caving to my fetish for historic…
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Speaking at SQLSaturday #50: East Iowa 2010

I feel extremely honored to have the chance to speak at SQLSaturday #50, which is taking place in Iowa City on September 18th.  The organizers have put together a great schedule consisting of some amazing speakers and somehow I got on the list too! I'll be giving a talk called "Application Coding Sins."  As I've mentioned before, I was an application developer for about two years before I became a DBA, and still do development work on my own.  In my previous job, I spent a bunch of time writing application code to access and update databases, and even more…
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