I swear next year I will get through the holidays with more grace and origination!
So I just wanted to share with the entire world that I will be presenting at SQLSaturday Cleveland. Yes we fly out Friday the 7th and return on Sunday the 9th. I have booked the hotel and car the only thing left is to figure out how we get to and from the airport. If you are looking for something to do come see me Saturday the 8th as I present “45 min to your first SSRS Report”. Fun thing is I am going to try and do the entire presentation from my Microsoft Surface Pro.
Wow, how do things get so out of control? One day I am packing getting ready for Summit 2013 and pushing the button on Nashville’s SQLSaturday; the next minute I am freaking out that there is like 2 weeks before the big day. In that small run of less than 120 days I have done the following; went to summit (October), drove to Kalamazoo for SQLSat, spent 2 days in Fort Wayne, spent 1 night in Kokomo, there was Thanksgiving for 8 at my house, dad’s bday, Kerry’s bday, I catered lunch for 12 and a cocktail party for another 12, Christmas, I quit my job, went to Napa for . . . → Read More: SQLSaturday Nashville!
Location, Location, Location
Those are the 3 rules of real estate. But it was quite the conversation this year. I heard many things being discussed about why this was good or bad. First there was the disappointment that the registration numbers didn’t look that elevated for the surrounding area. But until everything is finalized that one remains neutral. One of my friends complained that the flight cost them nearly $400 each but a normal flight to Seattle was only $150. I said that my flights to Seattle are about $400-450 and the non-stop is seasonal so it sucks even more. This year we were able to drive which only . . . → Read More: PASS Summit 2013, the summary
Well La Jolla to be exact!!!!
What a great weekend with #SQLFamily. I believe this is the farthest we’ve traveled to attend a SQL Saturday. Had we driven it would have taken 28 hours and we’d put 2,041 on the car just to get there. Good thing we have the modern marvels of flight. Instead we rode in the back of a Southwest 737 for just short of 4 hours. So much fun to leave Nashville at 8 am and arrive at 10 am local time. Fun until 8 pm local time when I start to get sleepy!!!
We had an action packed weekend. There was a BBQ on . . . → Read More: #SQLSat249 San Diego
This to me is one of those fundamental rights that Americans choose to ignore. Not only do they ignore this right by not voting they vote uninformed, based on what their neighbor, family member or news add told them. People believe the craziest things in my opinion. I have been a very stubborn, bull headed and determined person my entire life. Some of that comes from the women folk side of my family and the rest of it purely out of not wanting to fit in. Once I discovered that you don’t have to belong to a political party to vote and that you can vote for anyone on the . . . → Read More: VOTE!
This should be my final post about the NomCom and it’s current process. I just want to leave you with a few more tidbits. It might be interesting for me to blog about improvements but I believe that the NomCom has requested that an ERC (Election Review Committee) be put together to review and possibility implement our suggestions.
The NomCom has 2 responsibilities. The first one is to verify/determine if an applicant is qualified. That process is done as soon as the applications are reviewed. The second responsibility is to rank the applicants and provide the slate to the BoD to be ratified.
I want to state for . . . → Read More: NomCom Part 4
So it’s mostly done; we’ve read all the applications, conducted all the interviews and ranked all of the applicants. I am not here to tell you what I think is wrong with entire process I am here to enlighten you on how this works. Maybe later if you are really good you can have my advice and my thoughts about process.
According to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/qualified this is what qualified means. a: fitted (as by training or experience) for a given purpose :competent b : having complied with the specific requirements or precedent conditions (as for an office or employment) : eligible
According to PASS the qualifications/requirements for being on . . . → Read More: NomCom Part 3
I am presenting at #SQLSat249
THIS week I will be traveling to San Diego to present, help with the WIT program and man the PASS booth. I am not sure which of my sessions I am doing, the organizers sent out a note and said everyone that submitted gets their sessions. OOPS I submitted 2 and I think I need to focus on manning the booth so I have asked to only do 1. I am so excited I can hardly wait. There is a lovely BBQ planned and a lovely beer tour. This beer tour we are taking looks dog gone awesome. I am totally excited . . . → Read More: SAN DIEGO here I come!!!!!
Not just for SQLSaturday
I have visited SQLSaturdays, I have spoke at SQLSatrudays and I am starting the planning for my own here in Nashville. I have learned so many things and I have listened to the small complaints, don’t get me wrong they are not huge deals but I have been keeping notes. I am going to break this down into a list hopefully it will help remind me and help you with your next event.
I guess now is a good time to tell you that I have experience as an event planner. Ha! Bet you didn’t know that. When I worked for the School of . . . → Read More: Event Planning Suggestions