Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

#DevOps – Starting the path

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending my first DevOps conference (DevOpsDays Nashville), and the first conference that had absolutely nothing to do with SQL Server since graduate school. The conference was great; I met some new folks, and had some great moments of insight early on. The DevOps community is a very welcoming […]

November 16, 2016 · stuart · No Comments
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Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – #SQLSeuss #SQLPASS

Last week, I had the privilege to speak at the annual PASS Summit; I got to present two different sessions, but the one I’m the most proud of was my Lightning Talk: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! A Seussian Guide to the Data Platform. I bungled the presentation a bit (sorry for those of you […]

November 3, 2016 · stuart · No Comments
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One (Last) Trip to the Emerald City for #SQLPASS

On Monday, I’m flying out to the Emerald City (Seattle, WA) for the annual gathering of Microsoft database geeks known as the PASS Summit; as always, I’m excited to see friends and learn new stuff. However, this will probably be my last Summit. Over the last few years, my career trajectory has taken me away […]

October 21, 2016 · stuart · No Comments
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#DevDataBhm inaugural event

I’m presenting today at DevDataDay in Birmingham.  First time in a while for me, but I’m excited about the opportunity to go to sessions again and learn something (more on that in a bit).  I realize this blog has been a bit dusty for a while, but I’m gonna try to do better about that. […]

August 20, 2016 · stuart · No Comments
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Reason 1234 for attending #SQLPass: The stretch

I’ve done a lousy job of encapsulating my thoughts about the Professional Association for SQL Server’s Summits for the last few years, but here’s a quick thought about one of the reasons I love this conference: the stretch. What do I mean by stretch?  It’s the exposure to new ideas, new concepts, things I may […]

October 29, 2015 · stuart · One Comment
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#SQLPass #Summit15 Gear: My KarmaGo

Just a quick post as I’m packing up for the Professional Association for SQL Server Summit 2015; this year, I’m carrying a mobile hotspot with me: my Karma Go.  Just to state the obvious, yes, I am aware that the Washington State Conference Center has free wifi. I also know that wifi gets horribly overloaded in […]

October 26, 2015 · stuart · 2 Comments
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Speaking at CodeStock 2014

So, this announcement’s way overdue; in about 2 weeks (July 11-12,2014), I’ll be presenting a couple of sessions at CodeStock 2014 in lovely Knoxville, TN.   I haven’t been to CodeStock since 2009, so it’ll be interesting to see how it’s grown. The Elephant in the Room; A DBA’s Guide to Hadoop & Big Data by […]

June 26, 2014 · stuart · No Comments
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Speaking at the #SQLPASS #Summit14

I know I’m a day late with this announcement, but I haven’t blogged in months, so what’s the rush?  I am very excited, however, about presenting a full session and a lightning talk at the PASS Summit in Seattle in November. THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: A DBA’S GUIDE TO HADOOP AND BIG DATA Speaker(s):  […]

June 26, 2014 · stuart · No Comments
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Steel City SQL Users Group–March 18, 2014– @SteelCitySQL

Next Tuesday, I’m loading up Big Blue, and driving over to Birmingham to present at the Steel City SQL Users Group.  I’ll be talking about the Agile DBA.  Should be fun! http://www.steelcitysql.org/ Featured Presentation The Agile DBA: Managing your To-Do List Speaker: Stuart Ainsworth Summary: Agile development is all the rage, but how do the […]

March 14, 2014 · stuart · No Comments
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SQLSaturday 285 (#sqlsatatl) pre-cons are now live!

SQL Saturday #285 is offering 3 preconference sessions on Friday, May 2 at the GSU campus in Alpharetta, site of SQL Saturday #285 on Saturday, May 3: Kalen Delaney: What the Hekaton!? A Whole New Way to Think About Data Management SQL Server Hekaton, Microsoft’s new In-Memory table technology being shipped as part of SQL […]

January 22, 2014 · stuart · No Comments
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