Presenting at SQLSaturday #40 – South Florida

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This is just a quick note to say that I’ll be in South Florida this weekend presenting at SQLSaturday #40. This weekend and the following week are particularly awesome for a few reasons: My birthday is Friday! Look at this lineup, it’s PACKED with #awesomesauce SQL BBQ on Sunday SQL Cruise next week!!!! So…yeah, it’s […]

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Professional Development Event:Taking Control of Your Career

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This is just a reminder that this month’s Professional Development virtual chapter meeting we have MVP, PASS Board member, and all-around badass Jeremiah Peschka (Blog | Twitter) presenting on Taking Control of Your Career. Here is the abstract of the presentation: Raises, promotions, and job offers don’t happen by accident; you need a plan. Through […]

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PASS Professional Development VC Reboot!

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This is just a quick post to let everyone know that this week marks the return of the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter! I’ve had the honor of becoming the new VC leader and I’ve got a great group of folks helping me out! Here is your Professional Development Virtual Chapter committee: Jason Massie (Blog […]

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SQLSaturday 31 Chicago: Recap

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Last weekend I had the distinguished pleasure of attending Chicago’s very first SQLSaturday event. Before I begin my recap I’d like to again give a HUGE thanks the organizers of the event: Wendy Pastrick (Blog | Twitter), Aaron Lowe (Blog | Twitter) and Ted Krueger (Blog | Twitter) as well as all of the awesome […]

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Quest Virtual Training – SQL Server Training on DMV’s

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Quest Software put on a great all-day training event today on all things DMV courtesy of Brent Ozar (@brento on Twitter), Kevin Kline (@kekline on Twitter) and Ari Weil (@aweil on Twitter). If you missed this great live event, don’t fret as you can catch the videos on-demand here. One of the amazing things about […]

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Upcoming Presentation: SQL Server 101 Series

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I’m extremely proud to announce that I’ll be a part of a fantastic webinar series being put on by Pragmatic Works on SQL Server 101. Basically a 2-week-long series of webinars covering all the information you need to know to get started in SQL Server. I’ll be leading off the week with Introduction to Managing […]

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SQLSaturday #21 – Orlando: Recap

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I’d like to preface my recap with a huge thanks to Kendal Van Dyke (Blog | Twitter) for being such a gracious host and letting me stay with him last weekend for the event. Kendal is a great guy, DBA and father and I really appreciated his invitation. My SQLSaturday adventure started Friday as I […]

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Tampa Bay SQL Server User Group Recap 10/13

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I know this is a bit late but you know what they say, better late than never! This month’s meeting was quite exciting as we had a big-name speaker come in. This month we had Kevin Kline (Blog | Twitter) of Quest Software come in and speak to us about Disk I/O Tuning on SQL […]

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SQLSaturday #21:Orlando

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I’m excited about next weekend’s SQLSaturday as its going to be one HUGE event. If you live anywhere in the Southeastern United States you should be excited as well! Why? Well for starters next is, for all intents and purposes this is going to be like PASS Summit: East Coast Edition. For starters, the week leading up to SQL […]

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PASS Virtualization VC Webcast: Virtualizing SQL Servers

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For those who don’t know, PASS has several Virtual Chapters. Each VC has its own distinct topic they focus on. The most recent VC established is the Virtualization Virtual Chapter (say that 3 times fast). Our group is dedicated to helping spread the education of virtualization to folks who are thinking of jumping into the […]

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