Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. I have lots of excuses for not writing, but none of them are rally valid. There are 2 real reasons for why I haven’t been writing:
- Writing is hard work for me and I wanted to be lazy.
- I don’t want the…
At about 2:15AM November 21st, 2011 my dad, Arthur Corbett, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I got the call from my mom at about 2:25am. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know that this…
Yes, I was named a SQL Server MVP the most recent round of awards. I honestly can’t believe it. It is a great honor to have been recognized for the things I’ve done in the SQL Server community. This isn’t the reason I participate, but it is exciting to have… Read more
We did it! SQLRally happened and, from everything I heard, it was a success! That’s not to say that there weren’t some glitches and lessons learned, but we accomplished our goals:
- Provide a low-cost, high-quality regional training event
- Fill the space between SQLSaturday and the PASS Summit
- Provide a taste…
It’s hard to believe, but after months of planning and hard work, PASS SQLRally is next week! I admit that, as one of the planners, I may be biased, but I think we’ve put together an exciting event.
Here’s a quick overview of the week:
Early arrivers can kick… Read more
Steve Jones and Andy Warren are at it again. The founders of SQLServerCentral, SQLShare, and SQLSaturday have started a new program, The Mentoring Experiment, to try to match professionals (SQL Server only to start), with a more experienced professional as a mentor. One of their goals is… Read more
There have been lots of blog posts about PASS SQLRally (Bing Search), but there haven’t been a lot recently from the organizers. As today (April 12th) is the last day for the discounted $299 price I thought it would be good to talk about why I think… Read more
I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at SQLSaturday #71 – Boston on April 2nd. Adam Machanic (Blog|Twitter), Mike Walsh (Blog|Twitter), Tom LaRock (Blog|Twitter), Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter) and crew did a great job… Read more
Tonight is the March OPASS meeting. You should come on out, it’s always a great time. Note our new location and be sure to RSVP so we can have food for you. Don’t forget to bring your resume as Signature Consultants, LLC will be there as out local sponsor.
Here’s… Read more
I haven’t been blogging lately because I’ve been busy tweaking my resume, working on PASS SQLRally, serving at church, and spending time with my family. Things aren’t going to be slowing down anytime soon, but I wanted to let those who do read this blog know that I’m… Read more
|Event Date/Time:||Tuesday February 8th @ 6:00 PM|
|Location:||Hampton Inn |
850 Village Oak Lane
|Map/Directions:||Bing Map to Event Location|
|Speaker Bio:||Brian Knight|
Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP,…
I had the privilege of attending and speaking at SQLSaturday #62 – Tampa the weekend of January 15th and this is my belated recap post of what I did for the weekend.
On January 20th OPASS was pleased to have had Kevin Kline (Blog|Twitter) from our sponsor, Quest, present 10 Things Every Developer should know. This was the first regular OPASS meeting to take place at the Hampton Inn in Lake Mary instead of the SQLShare offices… Read more
Almost exactly 6 years I ago my wife and I decided to apply to be missionaries with New Tribes Mission. We decided at that time to pursue what NTM calls Associate missionaries which allowed us to serve with NTM for 1-4 years. In May of 2005 our… Read more
Congratulations to the winners in the Professional Development Track Vote for PASS SQLRally. You can see the winners at http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/Agenda/Sessions/SessionsProfessionalDevelopment.aspx.
Now the voting is open for the Database & Application Development Track. The various links you need are:
January’s OPASS meeting will be held this Thursday, January 20th at 6pm. We will be meeting at the Hampton Inn, 850 Village Oak Lane, Lake Mary.
We’ll have… Read more
I’ll be speaking at SQLSaturday #62 – Tampa this Saturday, January 15th. I’ll be presenting:
Why I Use Stored Procedures
With the proliferation of ORM tools like Entity Framework, nHibernate, and Linq to SQL, many projects have decided that stored procedures are not needed and slow down development. While these…
I recently had a friend contact me recently to ask for some help with TSQL. The basic issue is that he had 2 tables. Table 1 has numeric key values which are contained within a character column in Table 2 which is also in another database on the same server. … Read more