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Archives: May 2012

#SQLRally Women in Technology Panel of WIN AND AWESOMENESS

Best. Luncheon. EVAR.

I just finished up moderating this year’s Women in Technology panel here at SQLRally, and it was fantastic.  SQLSentry sponsored (thanks!), and our panelists were SQL notables Erin Welker (@sqlbigirl), Jen Stirrup (@jenstirrup), and Wes Brown (@SQLServerIO)*.

The topic was absolutely brilliant: Negotiation. The abstract:


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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 10 May 2012

Picking Technical Conference Sessions (#SQLRally Edition)

Conferences are awesome. They are full of people and sessions. Almost…TOO many sessions. How on Earth do you get in the “right” ones?

I can see this problem from both sides of the fence. On the one hand, it can be very difficult to understand what content a session may… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 8 May 2012

Content is King: Great (paraphrased) advice from TheOatmeal.com

TheOatmeal.com has provided the absolute best counsel regarding creativity vs marketing. The comic I’m talking about is entitled “How to get More Likes on Facebook“, but the advice applies to absolutely everything we do. For example:

  • Panel 1, 2, & 4: Over-pimping your blog, product, or session (in…

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 3 May 2012

Speaker Issues: The Quandry of Double Submitting

This is in response to yesterday’s Twitter conversation, and subsequent blog by Eddie Wuerch, about submitting to more than one SQL event on the same date.

Doubling down? It’s just not my bag, baby…

I guess it never occurred to me that this would be such a problem: submitting… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 1 May 2012