LGBTQ Meetup at PASS Summit 2018

October 8, 2018 Andy 3

In 2016, I organized an (unofficial) PASS Summit LGBT Meetup. It was a bit of a last-minute party, and more than once I found myself saying, “Worst case scenario, I’ll end up having a chill cocktail party with some friends.” Turns out, I under estimated … [Read More]

Ten tips for PASS Summit Attendees

October 29, 2017 Andy 0

I won’t be at PASS Summit this year, but that doesn’t mean I can’t give advice to those who will be there. I got an email asking for advice for Summit First-Timers, and after sending over the list of tips, I figured I’d write a … [Read More]

LGBT+ Meetup at PASS Summit 2017

June 28, 2017 Andy 0

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to a change in plans, I’m not going to be at PASS Summit this year, so I won’t be hosting this meetup in 2017. Check out details here. Last year, I organized an (unofficial) PASS Summit LGBT Meetup. It was a bit … [Read More]

SQLSaturday Boston 2017 Roundup

February 28, 2017 Andy 7

SQLSaturday Boston was February 25. I was invited into the organizing team in 2015, and this was my third time helping to put together the event. But this time was different. This time, I was running the show. I wanted to do a quick round-up of some … [Read More]

December SQLSaturdays–DC & Providence, RI

November 4, 2016 Andy 0

Next month, I’ll be speaking at two SQLSaturday events. Washington, DC – #SqlSat574 – December 3, 2016 The DC SQL Saturday was the first SQL Saturday I spoke at–so this one will always be a special event for me. Hopefully, I’ll be able to speak at … [Read More]

(Unofficial) PASS Summit 2016 LGBT Meetup

October 12, 2016 Andy 5

PASS Summit has tons of opportunities to meet like-minded folks, in addition to seeing old friends. There are the Women In Tech and Birds of a Feather Luncheons. There is the Community Zone. Friends catch up over coffee and meals. There are vendor parties. There … [Read More]

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#sqlcares, #sqlwish, and #sqlfamily

November 19, 2015 Andy 0

I’ve been using SQL Server for a dozen years now, but I’ve only been starting to make friendships and build relationships within the SQL Server community in the last couple of years. More importantly, it has only been in the last year that I would … [Read More]

Speaking at SQL Saturday #465 in Providence, RI

November 10, 2015 Andy 0

On December 5, I’m speaking at SQL Saturday #465 in Providence, RI. My session is called “Shortcuts from an Impatient DBA.” This is an expanded version of my lightning talk from the New England SQL Server User Group earlier this year. It went over so well, I … [Read More]