(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 QL 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]

Speaking at SQL Saturday #470 in DC

November 9, 2015 Andy 0

On December 5, I’m speaking at SQL Saturday #470 in Washington DC. My session is called “Wheaton’s Law for Technology Pros” and is based on my post “Watch your step! Don’t become a DBA-hole.”   I’m really looking forward to it for lots of reasons, but … [Read More]

Thank you #sqlsatbostonbi 2015

October 18, 2015 Andy 1

Yesterday was SQL Saturday #437 or as we call it, SQL Saturday Boston BI Edition. It was my first time helping to organize a SQL Saturday (or any event like this). It was an honor to be asked to join the organizing team, knowing that … [Read More]