Archives: October 2013
Let’s have some fun.
This Friday, November 1, 2013, I’m putting on an all day seminar on query tuning. It’s set up as a pre-conference event for SQL Saturday 255 in Dallas. It’s a 200 level course on understanding how the query optimizer works, the importance of statistics,… Read more
Overall, each and every one of these events was awesome. I can safely… Read more
This year I was invited to attend the Women In Technology luncheon as a blogger. So I’ll be live-blogging it through it in the same way as I did the keynote.
The WIT lunches are a fascinating, and let’s face it, unique PASS-style event, that have been taking place for… Read more
Today we have to eat our vegetables and then get lots and lots of sweet desert.
Today we hear about PASS Finances as a part of the official annual meeting and then we get to hear Dr. David Dewitt speak (completely and utterly getting our nerd on… Read more
I am liveblogging the keynote from the bloggers table at the PASS Summit again this year. Just keep scrolling.
Watching the introduction video as people trickle in. All the other bloggers are setting up. I get in early. I didn’t rearrange the seats this year. I see others doing it… Read more
Most everyone I know works with environments that are carefully controlled and structured. All changes go through rigorous testing and full documentation. Absolutely nothing happens in a production environment that hasn’t been thought through, discussed, planned for and written down. But, there are a few, a very few, who work… Read more
I read this fascinating blog post called “Don’t Be a Gatekeeper” by Julie Zhuo. Please read that first.
It really resonated for me in a lot of ways. Everything she said is 100% applicable to our jobs as data professionals. Work to make things more robust. Create processes… Read more
If you’ve been working with Azure for a while you probably signed up before they had the ability to create an account with spending limits. Even worse, you couldn’t switch an unlimited account to a limited account. I have great news. Sometime between June (last time I was messing with… Read more
This month I saw several good speakers talking on a variety of topics. Making this choice was hard. I’m really glad people don’t know who I’ve decided not to pick because I would be singularly unpopular.
The rules for speaker of the month are simple. This is an utterly arbitrary… Read more