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The 2017 Data Platform Summit

I’m off in a couple days to India for a week of vacation and then the 2017 Data Platform Summit. This is my first time attending, and I’m excited to go. A new country to visit and present in. In … Continue reading

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A Summit Just North of The Big Easy

I’m off today, traveling down to The Big Easy, New Orleans for a beignet. Well, not just a beignet, but also because I’ll be speaking at SQL Saturday #628 in Baton Rouge tomorrow. It’s easier, and more fun, to fly into New Orleans, so I’ll … Continue reading

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Back to the Big Easy and SQL Saturday #628 in Baton Rouge

I’ve been fortunate enough to get to the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday a number of times. I think I’ve been 3 times and am heading back in a week for my fourth. This is an amazing event, one of the … Continue reading

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Speaking at the Data Platform Summit 2017

I am honored to be speaking at the Data Platform Summit 2017. The event takes place August 17-19, 2017 in Bangalore, India. This will be my first trip to India, and I’m excited to be traveling halfway around the world … Continue reading

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Presentations that are Easy on the Eyes

Recently I was at a conference and was struggling to see some Visual Studio code on the large screen. As I age, I find myself trying to sit in the front of most talks if I need to see the … Continue reading

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A Busy Few Years

Last week on Twitter, a friend mentioned they were submitting to the PASS Summit and went through their previous speaking engagements. This person noted they had done over 40 talks in the last few years, which is a lot. I … Continue reading

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La La Land Speaking at SQL Saturday #640

I love LA. In many ways, it’s a fun city to visit, and I love taking a few minutes, even just a 10-20 minute walk along the boardwalk on some beach. I’ve looked forward to quite a few trips to … Continue reading

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VS Live–Austin

VSLive Austin started yesterday with pre-cons, but the keynote kicks off today. I’ll miss it as I’m flying this afternoon to the event. It’s been a busy month, and I needed Monday at home. However, I’ll be there presenting Wednesday … Continue reading

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How Can I Get Accepted to Speak at the PASS Summit?

There has been some discussion and concern over the changes to the speaker selection process for the PASS Summit. I’ve written some thoughts, as have others (Joey, Andy), but I was struck a bit by Eugene Meidiner’s post. In it, … Continue reading

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GroupBy–Bringing DevOps to the Database

Today was my presentation in the April GroupBy conference lineup. I presented on DevOps and changing your database development to include more agile, DevOps, flexible development practices. If you want to get the deck, the slides are here: BringingDevOpstotheDatabase.pptx. The … Continue reading

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