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I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.

Archives: January 2009

Networking - Part 1

This post, and the next couple in the series (which may not be this week) are me talking through what I think about networking and where I want to go. Hopefully will be useful.

By networking I mean connecting with people, not running cable! With that in mind, I think… Read more

4 comments, 594 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 6 January 2009

Big Brown: The Untold Story of UPS

Steve Jones recommended this one to me. It starts at the very beginnings of UPS and goes through pretty much current day. Interesting to see how their culture evolved, and to think about how much the world has changed since they started (it took years for them to get the… Read more

2 comments, 300 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 5 January 2009

The Story of The Aquarium Stand

Last year we acquired a small aquarium for my daughter, and then upgraded to a whopping 10 gallon tank. Turned out my wife enjoyed it more than my daughter, so for xmas I bought her a new 55 gallon tank along with the stand that went with it. When I… Read more

7 comments, 3,880 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 5 January 2009

Investing In Yourself

I've always been in favor of investing in things that I think will benefit me long term, but all investments cost something - time or money usually, both hard to come by. I remember doing an fill-in presentation at a SQLSaturday where we talked about professional development, one of the… Read more

2 comments, 1,404 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 5 January 2009

Orlando DotNetNuke User Group Meeting on Jan 6, 2009

My friend Will Strohl leads this group and asked for help getting the word out. I'm planning to attend.

URL: http://orlando.dotnetnukeug.net/WhatsNew/Events/tabid/91/ctl/Details/Mid/428/ItemID/16/Default.aspx?selecteddate=1/6/2009
Speaker:  Stan Schultes
Topic:  DotNetNuke 5 Module Development
When:  Tuesday, January 6th @ 7:00-9:00 PM
Where:  ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Inc. Corporate Office
Address: Read more

1 comments, 326 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 5 January 2009

PASS Update #1

As many of you know I'm joining the PASS Board of Directors for a two year term beginning yesterday. I'm going to try to post an update every couple weeks here, often enough to let you know what I'm doing, not so often as to overwhelm the blog. More 'official'… Read more

4 comments, 340 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 1 January 2009

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