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It’s That Time Again

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” No, not the end-of-year festival of repetitive music, overeating, and trampling on other people to find that perfect gift.  No, it’s time again for the PASS Summit, the annual gathering of SQL Server and data professionals from around the world.  The event, which is run by the organization formerly known as the…


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SQL Saturday 223 OKC

This past weekend I made the relatively short (about 3 hours) trip to the Oklahoma City area to attend and speak at the third annual SQL Saturday event there.  I’ve been invited to speak at each of their three events, and I’ve been impressed with each one of them so far.  The folks in the OKC and surrounding groups have…


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What is #SQLFamily?

There’s a large group of people that mean a lot to me.  Some of them I know well, and others I only know peripherally through their relationships with those with whom I am more familiar.  Some of them I like a lot, but with others I rarely see eye-to-eye.  Many of them I consider to be friends, and a few…


The Winter 2011 Colorado SQL Tour

During my visit to Denver last September for SQL Saturday 52, I spent a while talking with Marc Beacom, who mentioned that the 3 PASS chapters in and around Denver hold their monthly meetings on consecutive nights.  When I brought up my love for snowskiing, he suggested that we combine a ski trip with a speaking trip.  Thus began the…