Finished scheduling travel plans for the next two months and am very excited. I will check Wyoming and South Dakota off my bucket list, as well as Mount Rushmore. I will be making a stop in 15 cities. Two SQL Saturdays, A project in Chicago, Microsoft Ignite, and then PASS Summit. And at some point I need finish my Accounting class. Might even pull off one or two Microsoft Certifications along the way.
Join us for MCT Day at Ignite! We will have keynote talks and round table discussions, happy hour, refreshments, and more! We are working on continuing the event into the evening, so the fun does not have to end! Register Now!
With the current events, I thought it would be good idea to link to this Microsoft eCourse that will help in deeping an understanding of our unconscious biases. Microsoft shares this course with the public in the hopes of empowering the world in accomplishing great and amazing things.
Another SQL Saturday in Indianapolis has finished and I am both exhausted and excited that we were able to have such a successful event. The unofficial count is about 480 registered attendees with an approximately 275 people attending. Both new records. Read more here.
It is time again for T-SQL Tuesday and this month is being hosted by Kendra Little. T-SQL Tuesday is a SQL Server community blog party. Feel free to join in or read all the blogs by following #tsql2sday on twitter. This month’s topic: Interview Patterns. You can read my full post here on why Interviews are a Two-Way Street.
I will be speaking at the SQL Saturday in Lousiville on August 5th. I really enjoy this one because it is only two hours away. For those attending, here is a copy of my presentation.
We are just over a week away and have reached our maximum limit of 450 registered attendees. A NEW RECORD. But don’t worry, we do have a wait list and you can still Register Here. Don’t forget we still have seats available for our THREE Pre-conference sessions on Friday, August 11th.
The recordings are now available for the 24 Hours of PASS: Summer 2017 edition. These are the preview sessions for the upcoming PASS Summit. Definitely a must see.
Thought I do a quick college update. Still working on the Accounting class. I am hoping to have this class done by the end of August.
The Office 365 team has introduced a new Office 365 admin center videos page. You will learn how to add a domain name, add people, set up document storage, download software, and much more in a series of short, easy to follow videos. Check it out today.
Data Driven TV is on the air. This podcast is where the best minds in Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence get together to discuss…. well their drive for data. Listen in here.
Truly impressed by the work that Cathrine Wilhelmsen put into this blog post on the data types for not only SQL, but for SSIS, and BIML.
I had a great time delivering my presentation on “How to get SQL Server Certified” at the SQL Saturday in Atlanta. I’m always in awe at the size of this event and the organization that goes into its planning. If you ever get a chance to go, you should.
I will be in Atlanta this weekend to talk about SQL Server certifications. However, I know many of you will not be able to attend. So I have made a short video to explain almost everything you need to know about getting certified. I hope it is helpful in clearing up in confusion on the direction you may want to take to further your goals.
Well look at that. I am a competent manager when it comes to Global Economics. I’ll be honest it was more difficult than I was expecting. But I passed and now it is on to the Accounting course. Now that should be some exciting reading.
Do not go to this website… Unless you want to waste an entire afternoon. InspireBot is an artificial intelligence that randomly creates inspirational quotes and matches them to unique pictures. It will inspire you with it apathy towards human existence.
Stayed up way too late working on the SQL Saturday Schedule. But it is now posted. Such an awesome group of speakers from all over the country coming to Indiana to share their knowledge. I am so grateful to them for volunteering their time and expertise.
The other day a twitter discussion between Adam Machanic, Brent Ozar, and Klaus Aschenbrenner arose about the most useless features is SQL Server. Which if you know the #SQLFamily turned into a full fledged twitter debate. Adam followed up with a excellent blog post on the features that belong in the SQL Server Hall of Shame. To be honest, I had forgotten some of these even existed and some only because I have had to teach them. Still it was a very fun debate that day.
Great post! Seriously, don’t cheat on exams. And I’m definitely one of the last people you should tell. I worked very hard to earn my certifications and don’t want to see them watered down by paper MCSEs. You still have to get through the interview process and then actually do the job. So it is probably a good idea to learn the information in the first place. </rant>