Archives: October 2013
I’m starting the official ‘day one’ at the bloggers table with Tim Mitchell and Colin Stasiuk. We’re at a side table from the rest of the bloggers – possibly a promotion, more likely just the random layout, but I have power, a table, and an aisle seat, so no complaints!… Read more
I took a quick break at 5:30 to drop off my bag at the hotel and head back to attend the Opening Night party. This was maybe the best I’ve seen, mostly because there was room to go outside and still be ‘in’ the party. Weather in Charlotte very very… Read more
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Started today with breakfast with the family after packing up all their clothes and stuffed animals for the trip home. Got them on their way about 9:30 and enjoyed a cool morning walk over to the Convention Center for the 10:15 SQLSaturday Roundtable meeting.
The Charlotte Convention Center is nice.… Read more
Weather a bit cloudy today, a little rain and a little cool – not Seattle, but not Orlando either! Breakfast at the Hampton reminded me that I should break out the waffle maker at home more often – pancakes always seems easier. Left the hotel mid morning with my kids… Read more
Yesterday we drove up from Charleston where I had attended SQLSaturday #227. It’s not a bad drive, about three hours. The trees are different than Florida (more real trees and not palmetto) and we definitely noticed the hills, so much that we loaded an app on the phone just to… Read more
Tonight for the fourth year Steve Jones and I are hosting an informal networking dinner. We’ll be at Buffalo Wild Wings this year near the Convention Center from 6 to 9 pm (I drove by yesterday, location looks really good). An added bonus this year is that beginning at…
My first time in Charleston! Quick notes:
- Made the drive with the family in 7 hours, not bad, and easily the least stressful long driving trip we’ve done – kids getting older does help!
- Nice low key dinner Friday night at the Noisy Oyster
- Wingate hotel right next to Charleston…
Last Tuesday I received the email confirming that I will be an MVP for another year. Nice news to get. As I wrote last year there is no precise formula for becoming an MVP – it involves some mix of knowledge and influence. If you aspire to be an MVP… Read more
Today I’ll continue with my notes and thoughts on the 2013 election process and a good place to start is by returning to the role of the NomCom. As I discussed in Part 2 and as you might expect the committee exists to nominate candidates to the Board to be… Read more
I watched the election this year with interest and the advantage of having seen PASS elections from a number of different viewpoints:
- Candidate for election and re-election
- Board member
- Author of endorsements for candidates
- Author of letters of recommendations for candidates
- Member of the Election Review Committee that designed most…
Tom Clancy died yesterday. I’ve been reading his books for a long time and I think I’ve read them all more than once. It was good entertainment for sure, it was fun to watch characters evolve and to watch his writing evolve, and it was interesting to see him translate… Read more
Yesterday the results were announced, with Jen Stirrup, Tim Ford, and Amy Lewis winning seats for the two year term that starts in January. Congratulations!