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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: March 2018

Thursday Night at the PASS Summit

It’s early days for thinking about the Summit, but as I wrote the post for yesterday about not submitting I was thinking about Game Night (which I hope continues) and trying to think what else we might do for a small(er) group given that we have rooms available. That took… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 30 March 2018

No Summit Submission This Year

I had three ideas I considered submitting this year:

  • Devops for the DBA
  • SQL Checklists
  • Learning Plans v2

I’ve presented the first topic a few times in different forms, still not quite figure out. I did the one on checklists once, but while I think its valuable, it needs some… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 29 March 2018

SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 – Planned for October 6

Just a quick note that we’ve reserved the date for our 12th SQLSaturday here in Orlando. It will be held on October 6, 2018, at our usual location at Seminole State College. Expect the call for speaker and registration to open up on June 1st. We’ll also publish information then… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 28 March 2018

Parsing the PASS Blog Posts about FY 19 and SQLSaturday

In February PASS President Grant Fritchey posted PASS Priorities FY 19 followed by An Open Letter to SQLSaturday Organizers, and then held an online town hall for SQLSaturday organizers in March to address some of the questions generated by the two posts. For all the messaging, the story remains… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 27 March 2018

Notes on SQLSaturday Tampa 2018

Quick notes:

  • Same location as previous years, good!
  • Parking was same place, but it was confused by a pay-to-park event on the same day. The attendants knew to let SQLSaturday attendees in at new charge, but I’m betting a few paid without asking or turned away
  • Some of the rooms…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 26 March 2018

Notes on Orlando Code Camp 2018

  • Good crowd, well organized
  • Took down registration early, perhaps 10 am, and that confused a few late(r) attendees (I like to keep the table staffed until after lunch, not just for check-in but also as a focal point if someone needs assistance)
  • Lunch was Jason’s Deli. Simple, good.
  • More staffing…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 18 March 2018