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Tools to promote your SQL Saturday #2

This is the second post in a series on tip and tricks on how to promote your SQL Saturday and/or your local user group events.   In the first post of the series, I described the use of Community Megaphone to promote your SQL Saturday or user group event. Another tool in your promotion toolkit

 
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Road Trip: WVPASS, SQL Saturday Louisville and Indianapolis

I am preparing for a little road trip. Starting this Thursday 7/19 I will be visiting my friends down at the Wheeling, WV chapter of PASS. My good friend John Sterrett (blog | twitter) is the leader of WVPASS and he asked me if I would like to speak at the user group meeting. I

 
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Tips to promote your SQL Saturday #1

This is the first post in a series on tip and tricks on how to promote your SQL Saturday and/or  your local user group events.   There are lots of ways to promote your SQL Saturday. Today we will focus on one that is rising in popularity: Community Megaphone This site was developed by Microsoft

 
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AITP Mobile ITCON – Cleveland

Published on July 7, 2012 by in Events

My friends over at the Akron AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals) are putting on a one day conference focused on mobile computing. It will be held Saturday August 11th, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Independence. The current sessions are listed here. They are currently looking for a keynote speaker as well as sponsors. If

 
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Pittsburgh Techfest

Published on June 12, 2012 by in Presenting, Speaking

Last weekend I spoke at the 1st ever Pittsburgh Techfest. My topic was SQL Server 101 for IT Pros. Basically a survival guide for non-DBAs. The session went well with lots of good questions. Thanks to all who attended.  Below please find the link to the slide deck:   SQL Server 101 for IT Pros_Techfest

 
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SQL Saturday 119 Chicago

Published on May 17, 2012 by in SQL Saturday

I am honored to and excited to be returning to Chicago for the 2nd year in a row to present at SQL Saturday 119.  I’ll be presenting my Upgrade Roadmap: Let’s Delve into SQL 2012. It was very well received at SQLRally and I really think there’s a lot of value there. Hope you can

 
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SQL Saturday #164 Cleveland

I am pleased and excited to announce the 2nd annual SQL Saturday event in Cleveland. The event will be held on August 18, 2012 at the DeVry University campus in Seven Hills, OH. More info to come as we get it. We are hoping to attract some newbie, local speakers as well as the usual

 
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SQLRally: Upgrade Roadmap Slide Deck

Published on May 11, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation on upgrading SQL Server yesterday. Below is the slide deck and upgrade advisor rules spreadsheet. UpgradeRoadmap  

 
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SQL Saturday 118 Madison Pictures

Published on May 4, 2012 by in SQL Saturday

Last night, I cleaned up and posted the pictures I took at SQL Saturday 118 Madison. Since I was speaking during the first session, I couldn’t take any pictures of those sessions. If you have any and want to share, send me the link and I’ll include it here. SQL Saturday 118 Photo Gallery

 
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SQL Rally Networking Tips

Published on April 30, 2012 by in Networking, SQLRally

If you are attending the upcoming SQLRally event, one thing that you need to prepare for a little is the networking. No, I’m not talking about networking computers. Networking is the process of meeting and interacting with people in a professional setting, all in the interest of making contacts for a potential long term mutual

 
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