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Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a SQL Server Professional working in the UK where he recently worked as a DBA in women's clothing, not literally he hastens to add! He is certified in SQL Server 2008, runs the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group Pass Chapter and is on the organising committee for SQL Relay. In his spare time plays the trumpet in local symphony orchestras.

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Archives: September 2013

Which personal traits should a #SQLPASS Director have?

A lot has been said about what each candidate would like to do and their track record of delivering in the past. Every candidate has an impressive list of references, you can read mine here. The problem with stating our goals now is it is not like a pledge…

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 26 September 2013

PASS BoD Election Questions – Summit location

As you may have seen in my post yesterday “PASS Board of Directors Election: Candidates announced” I am running for the PASS Board of Directors.

As part of the process PASS has invited it’s members to write questions in the  PASS Board of Directors forum. Andy Warren… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 24 September 2013

PASS BoD Election Questions – Global Vs Local

As you may have seen in my post yesterday “PASS Board of Directors Election: Candidates announced” I am running for the PASS Board of Directors.

As part of the process PASS has invited it’s members to write questions in the  PASS Board of Directors forum. TJay Belt… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 24 September 2013

PASS Board of Directors Election: Candidates announced

Earlier this morning the official list of candidates running for the PASS Board of Directors was announced. I’m both delighted and very humbled to say that I made the cut. To be on such a distinguished list is quite an honour!

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 23 September 2013

PASS Summit agenda now published and I’m speaking!

For those of you who may have been living under a rock for the last few years every year PASS holds a summit which is a huge multi-day technical conference on your favourite RDBMS – SQL Server. This year the summit is being held 15th-18th October in Charlotte, NC. You… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 13 September 2013

1199 Data Professionals and you

The second incarnation of 2013 “SQL Relay” is bigger and better than ever. We have taken on board all of your feedback from June and included an extra two venues in a venture that we have named “SQL Relay 2013 R2”. These extra two venues will bring up our total… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 12 September 2013

SQL Saturday Cambridge #228 September 27-28th September

Snazzy title eh, I bet you can’t guess what this post is about. That’s right, it’s all about Monty Python!

A lot of the Monty Python crew met in Cambridge and were a part of the Cambridge University Footlights so it seems somewhat fitting that this SQL Saturday should be… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 11 September 2013

SQL Server events in the UK September 2013

Sorry things are a little later this month…
Summer (like the MCM program) may be coming to an end, but we still have plenty of great UK SQL Server events including a SQL Saturday this month. I’m especially excited about the SQL Saturday as Buck Woody is coming over to…

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 4 September 2013