I was riding the elevator up from lunch today, at work. I am relatively new at my job and do not know several people at my workplace – yet. I live in a small town, and quite a lot of them know me as someone active in the local community. I am very used to… Continue reading Why SQL Cruise?
We’ve been doing SQLSaturdays for eight years at Louisville now. We’ve had a quite a wide range of budgets depending on the year – a good year (our highest was 2013) and lowest, the first year we started, 2009. As main organizer, handling the dollars and making sure I spend them right has been an interesting, learning experience… Continue reading Budgeting for SQL Saturdays
“Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us.” Tom Wilson SQL Saturday 403 marks 8 contiguous years of SQL Saturdays in Louisville – which I have had the pleasure of running. I have learnt many, many lessons during these 8 years –… Continue reading From #23 to #403 – 8 years of SQL Saturday
When I was new to driving in the States, one of the signs that would make me end up with a panic attack was the ‘Detour’ sign. I grew up in a community that was largely pedestrian, and I developed my road sense mostly by walking. If I walk down a street – chances are… Continue reading Detours
I was part of a very interesting chat on twitter on how to find funding for user groups and SQL Saturdays. The conversation was initiated by Brent Ozar with an RT of Andy Warren’s blog post stating that running chapters is a lot of hard work. It was followed up with an active discussion on funding… Continue reading User Group Funding: Twitter Chat summary
The sudden and sad demise of the #sqlmcm program had me thinking on many levels..particularly on future goals and aspirations, and on how to market myself. To give an introduction of some sort – in my younger years I was not particularly in favor of degrees or certifications. I was strongly of the belief that… Continue reading Finding new goals…
This year was SQL Saturday #5 in a row for us at Louisville. It was by far the best event we have had and we greatly enjoyed hosting it. Below are some things that worked and did not work this time: What worked: 1 The location – ideally situated, no parking hassles, walking distance from… Continue reading SQL Saturday 2013 Louisville – A Recap