#SQLRelay 2013 R2 – Week 2

#SQLRelay 2013 R2 – Week 2

If you haven’t heard of SQL Relay and you live in the UK then shame on you. SQL Relay is an annual community run series of SQL Server training events across the UK. Our aim is to enhance the existing SQL Server community in the UK by bringing free world class training to your region. There really is no excuse not to attend!

The week that was: PASS #SQLRally EMEA 2013

The week that was: PASS #SQLRally EMEA 2013

I feel really bad that I’ve not been able to blog recently. My draft area is littered with half written posts about things I was going to be doing late October and early November that will now go unpublished because those particular events are over. This does however provide me with a chance to review […]

Webcasts this week – wc 20131118

Webcasts this week – wc 20131118

I’ve been a bit lapse in posting what I am up to recently. For example, I completely missed blogging about speaking at both the PASS SQL Rally events earlier this month! I’ll try and write up a review of the events next week to make up for it though and also tidy up my presentations […]

Which personal traits should a #SQLPASS Director have?

Which personal traits should a #SQLPASS Director have?

A lot has been said about what each candidate would like to do and their track record of delivering in the past. Every candidate has an impressive list of references, you can read mine here. The problem with stating our goals now is it is not like a pledge made by political parties during their election […]

PASS BoD Election Questions – Summit location

PASS BoD Election Questions – Summit location

As you may have seen in my post yesterday “PASS Board of Directors Election: Candidates announced” I am running for the PASS Board of Directors. As part of the process PASS has invited it’s members to write questions in the  PASS Board of Directors forum. Andy Warren (Blog|Twitter) posted the following question: Candidates, I’d like to know […]

PASS BoD Election Questions – Global Vs Local

PASS BoD Election Questions – Global Vs Local

TJay Belt (Blog|Twitter) posted the following question on the PASS Board of Directors forum

PASS Board of Directors Election: Candidates announced

PASS Board of Directors Election: Candidates announced

Earlier this morning the official list of candidates running for the PASS Board of Directors was announced. I’m both delighted and very humbled to say that I made the cut. To be on such a distinguished list is quite an honour!

PASS Summit agenda now published and I’m speaking!

PASS Summit agenda now published and I’m speaking!

For those of you who may have been living under a rock for the last few years every year PASS holds a summit which is a huge multi-day technical conference on your favourite RDBMS – SQL Server.

1199 Data Professionals and you

1199 Data Professionals and you

The second incarnation of 2013 “SQL Relay” is bigger and better than ever. We have taken on board all of your feedback from June and included an extra two venues in a venture that we have named “SQL Relay 2013 R2”. These extra two venues will bring up our total capacity to a massive 1,200 data professionals!

SQL Saturday Cambridge #228 September 27-28th September

SQL Saturday Cambridge #228 September 27-28th September

Snazzy title eh, I bet you can’t guess what this post is about. That’s right, it’s all about Monty Python!

A lot of the Monty Python crew met in Cambridge and were a part of the Cambridge University Footlights so it seems somewhat fitting that this SQL Saturday should be a bit pythonesque.