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]

Who are the extra special people in your life?

September 21, 2018 Andy 2

On my flight home from a conference in Europe, I found myself watching a documentary on Fred Rogers. This prompted me to reflect on some of the extra special people in my life that have helped me get where I am.

TSQL Tuesday #99: SQL Tourism

February 13, 2018 Andy 2

When I started travelling to speak at SQL Server events, I committed that I would make the most of it. To me, that means a lot more than just attending the event where I’m speaking. Sure, I want to learn and network at the event, but it means more than that, too. It means actually seeing the city where I’m speaking. It means enjoying the entire trip.

Interviewed by Mohammad Darab

December 20, 2017 Andy 0

As part of Mohammad’s series of interviews, he interviewed me on my thoughts on the future of SQL Server, the DBA role, and the cloud. Read the interview on Mohammad’s site.

Q&A with the MVP Award Program

November 1, 2017 Andy 0

I was recently interviewed by the Microsoft MVP Award Program about organizing the LGBT meetup at PASS Summit last year, and about running diverse, inclusive tech events here in Boston. We discuss why it’s important to have LGBT events, and other events that focus on … [Read More]

SentryOne Community Ambassador

July 20, 2017 Andy 1

Last week, SentryOne announced their new PAC Community Ambassador program. I’m incredibly excited to be part of this new program. PAC? Huh? SentryOne doesn’t fuel their monitoring software with power-pellets, the PAC is their Product Advisory Council. This is a group of their users and … [Read More]

Congratulations 2017 Microsoft MVP!

March 19, 2017 Andy 0

Earlier this month, I got an email with the subject line “Congratulations 2017 Microsoft MVP!” I immediately commenced doing a Snoopy happy dance (my dog, Callie, picked up on the excitement and joined in). If you aren’t familiar with the MVP Program, you might be … [Read More]

Community Influencer of the Year

December 31, 2016 Andy 1

Last night, I was sitting at home with my husband, when I got an ominous message from Aaron Bertrand (blog|twitter): You up? I’m about to blog about you. You’ve been warned. ~ Aaron Bertrand Uhhh…. OK? It was 10:30 on a Friday night. I was … [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]