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  • PASS Summit 2017 Followup

    Ah, back home in my comfy work chair, feet up surrounded by the warm glow of computer monitors with the football game on (and at the right time, not 3 hours too early!) It was quite a week, and I learned more stuff this year than normal, and have a few nuggets I really should have known before, that I know now. I will say that there was an ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on November 5, 2017
  • Preparing for my Freecon Session

    Deep breath. There is two weeks and two day before the PASS Summit. And like the past few years, I didn't submit any sessions, so those three days will be nonstop learning and chilling with all of the SQL family who makes it to Seattle. But two weeks and one days from now is the "Seattle SQL Pro Workshop 2017", AKA the Seattle Freecon ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on October 16, 2017
  • After PASS Summit 2016 Recap (As seen by me!)

    In my last blog entry, I promised to blog about the PASS Summit each night when I got back to the room. This was a failure for two reasons. 1. I was always out at night and then exhausted. 2. I forgot the keyboard to my Surface Pro. I tweeted about it, and was picked on by the @surface twitter account: But I did tweet about the event rather ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on November 2, 2016
  • Why I'm Running for the PASS Board of Directors

    As I see it, there are three phases to your involvement in the PASS Summit.Attend the Summit to learn from the great sessions offered.Attend the Summit to meet up with the people who are there, to develop those relationships and learn from them.Attend the Summit as a presenter, to share what you've learned with others.Actually, I'll be at this ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on September 29, 2016
  • The PASS Summit Has Been Very Very Good to Me

    In my blog post last March ( I mentioned that my first PASS Summit was in 2003 in Seattle. I've been to every PASS Summit since then, and I can honestly tell you it's changed my life dramatically for the better.First, I learned more in those three ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on September 23, 2016
  • PASS/MVP Summits Reflections

    Wow, it was great actually getting out to the summits this year. Sitting here in the SEATAC airport, waiting for it to be time to get in a flying tin can, I wanted to jot down a few reflections I had from the two weeks. Some of the things I noticed (that aren’t under some sort of NDA, at least) this year over my two weeks are: The Cloud is ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on November 6, 2015
  • PASS Summit 2015 - Keynote Day 2

    Adam Jorgensen, Executive Vice President Finance and Governance, welcomed the crowd. He pointed out we're providing 391 hours of education and technical training this year. Adam's excited about the future growth of PASS, and the need to develop new leaders throughout the organization. He shared the financial basis for the organization. Revinew for ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on October 29, 2015
  • PASS Summit 2015 - Keynote Day 1

    After this morning's refreshing three mile SQL Run - a much smaller event this year to avoid the problems inherent in having to get permits for a larger event - and a quick breakfast at the Summit, it's time for the opening keynote presentation.Tom LaRock, PASS President, greeted the crowd, and shared the metrics of the event. Over 58 countries, ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on October 28, 2015
  • Thank *you* for my SQL Server MVP Award…

    Today, I was awarded (at least) one more time with the Microsoft MVP Award. This makes 12 years, and with this, my 11th renewal, I have yet to feel like it is something I can take for granted (you don’t want to be around me the last week of September!). It has been a great time so far, and I have no idea how many years I will be back (admittedly, ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on October 1, 2015
  • Upcoming Speaking Engagements in Indianapolis and Louisville

    Mercy, July is flying past at breakneck pace isn't it? The best part of July passing into the history books is that August has me speaking at two SQL Saturday's, one of them being a first time for me. On August 8 I will travel up to Indianapolis for SQL Saturday #402, a city I have been to a few times previously but not for a SQL Saturday. My ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on July 18, 2015
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