PASS 2009 Lifetime PASSion Award

A HAPPY RETIREMENT January 1st, 2010 marked a very special day for me.  It was the first time in the past ten years in which I had no official PASS responsibility at the HQ level.  (I'm still serving in the local PASS chapter here in Nashville, along with the awesomeness that is DrSQL (blog | twitter) and the whackness that is Joe Webb (blog | twitter).  We also have the irreplaceable Shelton Dickson and Roberto Lopez helping us out).  I also intend to stay active as a speaker for PASS.  I spoke at the PASS 2009 Summit, earning a top presenter spot in the Professional Development track, and … [Read more...]

The SQLSaturday Advisory Council

It's my pleasure to report that Andy Warren has asked me to participate in the SQL Saturday Advisory Council.  I'm really excited by the fantastic learning opportunities presented by the SQL Saturday system of events that Andy and company have established.  They've taken great pains to set up a system of high-quality events that are free or very low cost to attendees.  In addition, they're leading SQL Saturday altruistically and transparently, as indicated by their blog.  I've spoken at the Atlanta SQL Saturday and hope to speak at more in the future.  In fact, the leadership of my local SQL … [Read more...]