DevConnections 2014

I live on a small ranch in Colorado. It’s a working ranch where we board horses, and my wife trains both horses and people. There’s a lot of work to be done at the ranch, and both me and the kids help out.

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We have a variety of tools we use to deal with the various chores and infrastructure we have to manage. Depending on the task, we might choose a specific tool.

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We also like to use the right sized tool for the job, especially when the job involves heavy lifting.

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I often think about my career in technology, and how similar it can be to my life now. I’ve often worked with a variety of technologies, from networking routers, to Active Directory to Exchange in my career as a DBA. I’ve had to understand development languages and techniques to collaborate effectively with developers. Knowing a little bit about a lot of things has helped me often.

That’s one of the reasons I like the DevConnections conference. With so many different technologies being discussed a the same event, I can walk from a SQL Server session on execution plans to a development talk on Fiddler. You can learn about testing software and SharePoint queries along with Trace Flags without leaving the building.

Most of us work with a variety of technologies, and if we don’t, we often do work with a variety of IT pros. Learning a bit more about how others do their jobs, how their technologies might interact with yours, or even picking up a little jargon, can help you to be a better IT worker overall.

I’ll be in Las Vegas this September for DevConnections and I hope you’ll join me. It’s a good time at the Aria resort with plenty of ways to relax in the evening after a packed, educational schedule each day. And if you’re interested in Continuous Integration for Databases or High Performance Encryption, stop by one of my sessions.

I hope to see you Sept 15-19 in Las Vegas. Register today!

If you’d like to see a video promo, click below and enjoy.

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4 Responses to DevConnections 2014

  1. Going to Dev Connections 2014 – $1800
    Going to Dev Connections 2014 ALL ACCESS – $2900
    Watching Steve Jones clean up horse poop on the trailer video – PRICELESS
    Seriously though, nice promo 🙂

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  2. I have enjoyed reading your story.

    Unfortunately I am not a gambler and “doing Las Vegas” would have provide no visible benefit to my career.

    Good Luck in Vegas and Good Luck getting your half off the pizza from FIDO

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