All about that Ace, that Ace

Well, after taking the month of July off from travel you’d think I would be well rested and ready to roll again. Rested yes! Ready to roll is debatable. I just love summer and I love being at home with my pups and my very busy garden. This has been a crazy bountiful growing season. But enough about that.

So where I am off to this month? Indianapolis! Indiana is home to us and we enjoy going back for a quick visit and supporting the local community. Indy was our first user group experience. So on 8/11 if you want to get some free #SQLLearning join us at #SQLSatIndy

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Houston, this ACE is clear to land.

So excited to be heading to Houston once again! In 2014 I was in Houston for both SQLSaturday and TechEd. It’s really about time I make it back there for their awesome event. I’m looking forward to hanging out with this guy and hopefully learn a bit more about island time.

So what am I presenting on this time? 45 Min to build your first SSRS report. This session has gained popularity again, I am attributing that to the fact that no one really presents SSRS anymore it’s all about the new shiny (Power BI). If you’ve never used SSRS this session is for you. I try to give . . . → Read More: Houston, this ACE is clear to land.

An ACE in Pensacola

I am super excited to be heading to Pensacola for #SQLSat734. It’s approximately a 6 hour drive, so we hope make it into town mid-afternoon on Thursday. While we are staying at this same hotel, I’m positive my view will not be as great. 😉

Last year I surprised everyone who knows me. You see I’ve never been a big fan of seafood. But I arrived on like Wednesday and ate seafood at every opportunity. There were so many fun places I can’t wait to revisit some of them.

I will be presenting “Introduction to Business Intelligence” with my husband Kerry Tyler [ B | T ]. This session . . . → Read More: An ACE in Pensacola

Out and Acing again

Quick Update

Well if you haven’t heard I had to have surgery on my knee. It appears that I had a pretty messy meniscus and on 3/19 I had it cleaned up. The first week wasn’t fun and finding out that it might take 4-6 months before I’m back to 100% normal didn’t make this process any easier. It looks like I’ll do a few more PT sessions next week before heading out of town. But I am feeling pretty confident in my abilities and have come to terms with the things that I can’t. On the left is one of the before photos, those threads and rough edges are . . . → Read More: Out and Acing again

#TSQL2sday Dealer’s Choice

It always comes to me as a surprise that it is TSQL Tuesday again. I guess time just slips by so quickly these days. If you haven’t heard about or figured out what this Tuesday stuff is all about drop me a line and I will not only sell you on the concept I will convince you to write your first post for next month and even give you a spot to post it. This month it’s the 99th, amazing that a community has been able to manage this for so long. This time AAaron Bertrand [ b | t ] has given us a choice and actually titled . . . → Read More: #TSQL2sday Dealer’s Choice

Where am I Acing to next?

TAMPA!

I’ll never be able to express how grateful I am for the opportunity and for the supplement to my travel budget that Idera Software has given me. Thanks Idera for making me an ACE! Hopefully soon I will get go work on some technical post but today I am here to talk about my next trip. #SQLSatTampa.

This is a new adventure for Kerry and I and we are super excited to hang out with a few of our dearest friends while we are there. Nothing like a little dose of #SQLFamily right before my birthday! We are heading down a day or two early and catching some sunshine, . . . → Read More: Where am I Acing to next?

Acing in Cleveland

Acing in Cleveland, what’s that mean?

I am very excited to announce that during PASS Summit last year, I was awarded the honor of Idera Ace. Idera has placed a great amount of confidence in me in that they are allowing to represent them at community events. They have given me access to some great tools, some awesome Idera swag and are even giving me a little travel money to help me reach more people.

On to the other reason for this post: HELLO CLEVELAND! Yes, I am returning to the great city. I couldn’t remember when the last visit was so of course I had to look it . . . → Read More: Acing in Cleveland

TSQL Tuesday #96: Folks Who Have Made a Difference

It always comes to me as a surprise that it is TSQL Tuesday again. I guess time just slips by so quickly these days. If you haven’t heard about or figured out what this Tuesday stuff is all about drop me a line and I will not only sell you on the concept I will convince you to write your first post for next month. We have Ewald Cress ( B | T ) to thank for this month’s topic.

As I go about my daily life I often give thought to how I got where I am and to those who helped me get here. I try to . . . → Read More: TSQL Tuesday #96: Folks Who Have Made a Difference

First Time Speakers #SQLSatNash

SQLSat Nashville is chaired by yours truly and there are a few things I want everyone to know about this event.

2018 will be the 5th year I’ve been at the helm of this event and every year we’ve worked to help community members. We have offered Pre-Cons to seasoned speakers that wanted to try longer teaching sessions. Last year we hooked first-time SQLSaturday speakers up with mentors to help them.

For 2018 we are again offering first-time speakers mentors and opportunities to update abstracts after the CFS ends. This will give you a little more time to finesse your submission after working with your mentor. We’ve had several folks . . . → Read More: First Time Speakers #SQLSatNash

Summit 2017

Well here we are that time of year again, FALL and full up pumpkin spice. But more importantly it’s time to make your plans for PASS Summit 2017. Kerry had a work requirement to write a bunch of blog post so I have unfortunately given him a loot of my good ideas. But I still have some good advice.

What to pack A jacket that is good for rain and cold. Make sure it has plenty of pockets to hold all your goodies. I’ve actually sewn extra pockets on the inside of 2 jacket. DON’T bring an umbrella. There is no where to stow then and a PITA to contend . . . → Read More: Summit 2017