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SQLSaturday #250 Pittsburgh

SQLSaturday #250 Pittsburgh is in the books, and I'd like to sincerely thank the organizers, sponsors, volunteers, and speakers for making the event possible. I've been just doing the 9-5 drudgery of late, and the best part for me was interacting with a group of people who were interested in… Read more

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Posted in Stephen Tirone - Adventures with Data on 16 September 2013

SQL Saturday #171 Pittsburgh, the Schedule is Up!

SQL Saturday #171 Pittsburgh preparations continue, and the schedule has been posted for your review. If you're anywhere in the area on October 6th, please join us at La Roche College for some great free SQL training.

Personally, I've had to curtail my activities with the planning committee due to… Read more

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Posted in Stephen Tirone - Adventures with Data on 18 September 2012

SQLSaturday #171 Pittsburgh Prep Continues

Hey, did I mention that Pittsburgh is having a SQLSaturday this year?

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo:Herbert Spencer, used under Creative Commons License.

It's October 6th, at La Roche College, just north of the city proper. A few of us on the committee visited the venue last Thursday, and I have to… Read more

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Posted in Stephen Tirone - Adventures with Data on 30 July 2012

ComputeReach

Man it's tough to get in all that you want to do, isn't it? I've been trying to get my blogging activities rebooted, and do some volunteer work as well. I'm starting to combine the two by volunteering on the SQL Saturday Committee for SQL Saturday #171 Pittsburgh (October 6th,… Read more

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Posted in Stephen Tirone - Adventures with Data on 21 July 2012

SQL Saturday #171 Pittsburgh!

It's official, there's going to be a SQL Saturday in Pittsburgh this year!

The date is October 6th, and the call for speakers is currently open. Feel free to submit your session for consideration, or just sign up to attend.

Pittsburgh has a vibrant tech community, and if you're… Read more

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Posted in Stephen Tirone - Adventures with Data on 18 July 2012

How Good is Good Enough?

I was running some tests on some purchased data this morning, and was getting a little perturbed because I was finding that "John A Smith DO", "John S Smith MD", "John B Smith", and a few others were all associated with the same identifier. 

To me, these are not the… Read more

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Posted in Stephen Tirone - Adventures with Data on 16 June 2011