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SQLFamily Album additions – PASSSummit 2017

I never realized I was an introvert.  As a kid, I was super quiet, something that concerned my mother, so whenever we’d have company, she would set a rule for me.  I had to pick someone there who was not immediate family, someone I had not engaged in a conversation, and talk with them for…
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November 7, 2017 0

PassSummit 2017 First Timer – Recap & Thoughts

I posted about each day I was at Summit, here are the links to the daily posts – Day 1 |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4  |  Day 5 I’ve read a lot of stuff on Pass Summit from previous years, and all of it was helpful.  It was my hope that…
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November 6, 2017 1

PassSummit First Timer – Day 5

Woke up a little earlier than the rest of the week to meet some people for an early breakfast.  The sessions are at slightly different times since there’s no keynote, and there’s no session after the last one ends at 4:45. Got to listen to Andy Leonard for a talk on BIML and SSIS, which…
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November 5, 2017 0

PassSummit First Timer – Day 4

“Good morning girls and boys.  Today’s lesson is all about Volunteering and Making Connections.  Can you all say that with me now?” Went to a lot of great sessions, especially at the end of the day for Effective Report Authoring Using Power BI Desktop with Miguel Llopis and Will Thompson.  Coined a new phrase in…
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November 3, 2017 1

PassSummit First Timer – Day 3

Wednesday was a busy day!  Keynote speaker and guests were all wonderful.  Needed to turn the AC on, but lots of really cool stuff.  Want to see the new SSMS studio, believe they said it’d be released fairly soon.  Looking forward to it looks pretty slick. Some good sessions yesterday, some formal, some informal.  Getting…
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November 2, 2017 0

PassSummit First Timer – Day 2

Finally met some #SQLFamily!!! Posted a tweet about where I was sitting waiting to meet someone and 2 minutes later up walks Cathrine Wilhelmsen to welcome me.  This is what it’s all about – reaching out and making people feel welcome.  She really epitomizes the concept of it too, really warm and nice, made me feel…
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November 1, 2017 0

PassSummit First Timer – Day 1

The plan was to fly out around 1:30 EST to come out to Seattle on Sunday, but got a call from a friend that there were going to be 50mph winds right about then, so United let us change to a 7:45 am flight.  Let me just start by saying, I am not a fan…
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October 31, 2017 0

SQL Summit Post

I’m creating a post that I will update as I go along. 8/28/17 I’ve gotten approval from my company to go for the whole week.  If you’re lucky enough to work for a company that sees the benefits in investing in their employees, be thankful 🙂 Got the room through the site for the week,…
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August 28, 2017 0

My first SQL Sat

The plan is to take the train out of NYC to get to Boston on Saturday morning.  I’d love to get a room and stay Friday night, but its not in the budget so o’dark 30 train it is. My plan is to somehow make it to the place I time to register and meet…
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February 5, 2016 2

Giving back to the community

I was hoping to get to SQLSaturday in Boston this weekend, but work stuff kept me home bound.  I’ve been kicking around an idea and wondered if it had any merit. Wouldn’t  it  be interesting to have as one of the seminar sessions at a SQLSaturday something like a “Give Back” event.  Poll some non-profit…
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October 19, 2015 0