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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: November 2018

Thinking about Pre-Cons In Orlando in 2019

In the spirit of “do more” we’re hoping to host at least 4 pre-cons in Orlando in 2019. Right now we’re looking for ideas for the first one to be held sometime in March 2019. If you’re interested, here’s how we do it:

  • We have a meeting space that seats…

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0 comments, 186 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 27 November 2018

Managing the Money for SQLOrlando

Part of the decision of setting up a non profit is committing to a bit more than minimal effort when it comes to keeping track of the money. We’re still early days on that journey but I thought I’d share some of what we have set up so far.

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2 comments, 1,618 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 26 November 2018

Notes From the 2018 PASS Summit (v20)

This was the 20th PASS Summit, a decent milestone! Interesting to pause and think, what will the Summit look like in another 20 years?

Notes from this year:

  • Flew out on Monday, uneventful. Arrived in Seattle around 1130 and was able to get my room right away at the Motif.…

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3 comments, 189 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 12 November 2018

Reasons to Serve on the PASS Board of Directors

A few weeks back I wrote Some Thoughts on How To Prepare to Serve on the PASS Board of Directors. The responses I heard, especially during the Summit last week, had two themes:
  • Recommending that much preparation will deter many candidates from running/is the bar for serving really that high?

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0 comments, 1,435 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 11 November 2018

The No-Election PASS Election

I was disheartened to read the post that shows we have three candidates for three positions this year. Started with six, two opted out (this is not uncommon as candidates sometimes realize they are not well enough prepared) and it seems one was rejected. Rejecting someone is unusual and not… Read more

1 comments, 250 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 2 November 2018