Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

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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Back on the trail…. #sqlsatnash

I realize that I should probably be blogging about my New Year’s resolutions, but meh… I’ve been super busy surviving the holidays.  So busy in fact that I’ve failed to mention that I’ll be presenting at the SQLSaturday in Nashville on January 18, 2014.  I actually got selected to present TWO topics, which is HUGE […]

January 6, 2014 · stuart · No Comments
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SQL In The City Atlanta, Oct 11, 2013

Just a quick note to say that I’m super excited to be presenting at the Red Gate SQL In the City event in Atlanta this year; I’ll be covering some of their development tools (many of which I use daily).  As far as I know, there are still some seats left, but I wouldn’t count […]

September 11, 2013 · stuart · No Comments
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#SQLSATATL simply rocked…

So, last Saturday, I went to the first SQL Saturday in Atlanta that I had absolutely no responsibility on the actual day of the event.  I wasn’t an organizer, I didn’t really even volunteer.  As a chapter leader for AtlantaMDF, I do have to go in and pay the bills later this week, but for […]

May 20, 2013 · stuart · No Comments
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Couple of upcoming presentations

I know; I suck at blogging. Anyway, I have a couple of upcoming presentations this month, so I figured I needed to get back and gear and at least post a notice about them.  First, I’ll be presenting at A Bunch of Devs (http://www.meetup.com/A-Bunch-of-Devs/) on the Red Gate development suite of tools.  Funny story; I […]

May 7, 2013 · stuart · No Comments
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