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SQLAndy

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: September 2015

Notes From the September 16, 2015 Jacksonville SQL User Group Meeting

Forgot to post the next day and now missing details! Notes:

  • Rained the entire drive up (and back)
  • Not a bad drive for me, about 2 hours
  • You know it’s a strange day when you turn left at Wackos to get there
  • Location is a restaurant/bar/grill. Had to look twice,…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 30 September 2015

Thoughts on the 2015 PASS Election

We had a decent election this year. Thanks to all four candidates – Argenis Fernandez, Jen Stirrup, Ryan Adams, and Tim Ford – for participating, and congratulations to Jen, Ryan, and Tim for being elected. PASS surely can’t survive without volunteer leaders and it’s great to see that we continue… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 25 September 2015

SSC Editorial: The Counter Offer – Part 1/Part 2

Counter offers (and the related discussions) are an emotional topic. The comments on two of my editorials for SQLServerCentral (The Counter Offer – Part 1 and The Counter Offer – Part 2) show that.  The takeaway for me is that we are still torn about being loyal employees… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 23 September 2015

Recommendations, Endorsements, and More on the 2015 PASS Election

We have four good candidates this year, of which two are incumbents. I was asked by Argenis and Tim to provide references for their applications and I was glad to do so – both meet the requirements in my view to be candidates based on their contributions to PASS.

I’m… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 17 September 2015

Improving Networking at PASS Events–Part 1

This week I’m spending some drive time thinking about how we might improve networking at SQLSaturday and that led to me thinking about the general state of networking within PASS. Some early thoughts on networking in general:

  • It’s not enough to put people in a room and say “network”
  • It’s…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 10 September 2015

An Evening of Networking at the 2015 PASS Summit on October 26, 2015 (Monday)

Going to be in Seattle on Monday night (Oct 26th) and want to see old friends and make some new ones? Here’s the registration link for our networking dinner/party. The location should be settled sometime in the next few days. Turns out Monday night is football night in Seattle and… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 September 2015