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  • Setting up for PASS Summit Orientation

    I am in the process of finalizing a date (week of Sep 19) for a LiveMeeting event that will focus on the upcoming PASS Community Summit. It will be primarily targeted at the first-timers to the Summit, but everyone will be welcome to join.  There will be event information forthcoming on the PASS website - Here is a ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on August 31, 2011
  • What is the "Right Stuff" of a successful DBA?

    When discussing ''How did you become a DBA'' with almost anyone, it was an accident.  Nobody seems to go to school to become a DBA.  Most DBAs that I know either were developers for a while and they took over the admin duties of the database server, or they were a system administrator and were tasked with taking charge of a database ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on June 3, 2011
  • SQL Tweeps Everywhere!

    I recently got back from a little vacation.  While I was driving, I'd say to my wife ''Hey, I have a friend who lives near here.  They are known as @SomeTwitterHandle.'' as we were driving through the area.  I thought how great it was to be able to think of my many friends on twitter as I was passing by.  I live in High Point, ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on April 24, 2011
  • This 24 Hours of PASS was "Different"

    Last week, the latest iteration of ''24 Hours of PASS'' was held.  It was ''Different'' for me.  Why?  Because I was not an active participant on the days of the event other than being an attendee.  I was involved in some aspects of the planning for the event when deciding the theme and format, etc.  I was on many calls ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on March 20, 2011
  • OT: March Mdness 2011

    This past fall, I decided to take a break from Fantasy Football.  Did I miss it? Yes to some extent.  Fantasy Football can really eat up a lot of time. But - I still love March Madness (NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney).  It doesn't take much time to pick out teams.  Since you can't make any changes after the deadline and the ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on March 14, 2011
  • Recap of SQLSat #65

    Since the MVP Summit was this past week, I decided to head out to the West Coast a little earlier and attended SQLSat#65. I did not submit to speak at the conference, but I did help out some by introducing speakers in one of the rooms and a few other places where I could. I started out in a session by Scott Klein about SQLAzure.  BTW, ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on February 28, 2011
  • What should PASS be?

    Recently, there have been some blog posts about what PASS should be? It is great to see these posts because it gives the BoD feedback on how we are doing and where we can improve. When I first started to get involved in PASS back in 2001, PASS was little more than a conference and some loosely affiliated chapters.  It wanted to be more ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on February 23, 2011
  • PASS By-Law Changes

    Over the past year, the PASS Board of Directors (BoD) has been looking at changing the by-laws.  We've had in-depth in-person discussions about how the by-laws could/should be changed.  Here is the link to the documents that I am referring to: One ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on February 22, 2011
  • PASS Summit 2013 - A Bunch of Blog Posts Recently

    Recently, there have been a number of blog posts about having the 2013 PASS Summit in Seattle or elsewhere.  I had a post in November about the process and some of the major factors that were on my mind.  You can read it here.  There is value in moving the Summit to another venue.  There is value in having the Summit in the ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on February 8, 2011
  • 24 Hours of PASS - Sep 15/16 PLUS #24hop

    This week, the third edition of 24 Hours of PASS will take place on Sep 15/16.  Register here.  I had a PASS blog entry about it here and why it is different this time around.  And now it is actually even longer than 24 hours because Microsoft was able to add 4 bonus sessions. Registering for these bonus sessions is ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 12, 2010
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