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SQL Saturday Cleveland Call for Speakers

Published on November 16, 2013 by in SQL Saturday

The call for speakers for our 3rd annual SQL Saturday in Cleveland remains open until December 10th. Checking the numbers this morning shows 44 sessions from 21 distinct speakers. There’s a good mix of local and regional/national speakers as well. But we can do better. There’s a lot of interesting things that have not been

 
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SQL Saturday tip: Manually printing your SpeedPASS

Published on November 12, 2013 by in SQL Saturday

Most of the time when you sign up for a SQL Saturday, the event organizers will send out an email containing a link to your SpeedPASS. This is a pre-generated PDF that has your tickets and name tag. Just click on the link in the email and print it out. If you register late or

 
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SQL Saturday Kalamazoo Recap

Published on November 4, 2013 by in SQL Saturday

I recently attended SQL Saturday #256 in Kalamazoo, MI.  I got the opportunity to go at the last minute due to some plans being reshuffled; so I eagerly signed up.  Oddly, this is my 2nd SQL Saturday event this year at which I did not speak. It gives you a different perspective on the day’s

 
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SQL Saturday 256 Kalamazoo

Published on October 31, 2013 by in SQL Saturday

As a result of some last minute schedule changes, I will be attending SQL Saturday 256 in Kalamazoo, MI this weekend. This is my 2nd SQL Saturday this year where I don’t have speaking responsibilities. Attending can be fun enough though and I look forward to seeing my friends and #sqlfamily soon.

 
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SQL Saturday 204 Detroit Download Links

Published on March 17, 2013 by in SQL Saturday

For those who attended my sessions at the SQL Saturday event here are the links to download the slide decks: Just click on the orange download button Upgrade Roadmap : Let’s Delve into SQL Server 2012 Download LinkedIn for SQL Server Professionals Download Feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments. Thanks!

 
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SQL Saturday 204 Detroit Recap

Just a few notes from the SQL Saturday #204 event, in no particular order. Speaker Dinner, this went well. I got there a little late and things were already in full swing. The dinner was at a pizza place. A nice perk was they had open bar, something that not all events have. The food

 
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Presentation Tips

Since there are a few rookie speakers presenting at the upcoming Orlando SQL Saturday, I thought I’d offer some tips on presenting. These are some of my lessons learned, and some that have come from other people. These are mostly focused on things to do day-of, not on the preparation aspect. Make sure you bring a bottle of

 
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Upcoming Presentation Schedule

In less than two weeks, I’ll be flying down to sunny Orlando to speak at the upcoming SQL Saturday #151 there. I am really excited to be coming back to Orlando again for a 2nd year. I have a lot of friends through the #sqlfamily and #sqlpass communities in the Orlando area and am looking

 
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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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