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.
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Have you ever wondered what the best option is for making your data available in your environment? I was asked by Carlos L Chacon (blog|twitter) to be part of a panel on his podcast for an episode discussing some of the options–availability groups, mirroring, log shipping, and replication. We … [Read More]
Five years ago today, I officially became a DBA: Good afternoon. It is my pleasure to extend to you our offer of employment for the position of Database Administrator How I got there I got my first job at a software company in 2003. I had no degree, … [Read More]
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]