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  • The PASS Board of Directors Q&A Session

    Friday afternoon (18 Oct 2013), the PASS Board of Directors met with interested members of the SQL Server Community to answer questions. Paraphrases of some questions and notes I collected during the session follow (Please note: this is not a transcript): Elections Kendall Van Dyke asked about duplicate voting. The Board responded that they had ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on October 21, 2013
  • On Codes of Conduct

    I have mixed emotions about codes of conduct. I respect the right of any organization – public or private, for-profit or not – to create, maintain, and enforce codes of conduct. At the same time, I find the need for such standards depressing… especially in professional organizations. I am and have been a member of professional organizations that ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 3, 2013
  • Less Useful Soft Skills

    IntroductionThis post is the fifty-sixth part of a ramble-rant about the software business. The current posts in this series can be found on the series landing page. Over a career that spans decades, one encounters useful and “less useful” soft skills in the modern enterprise. I thought I would share a few of the less useful variety: Free ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on October 23, 2012
  • What Matters Most

    The end of the year is a study in extremes. For many, it is a time of merriment and celebration. For some, it is yet another day to survive. I believe most people reflect on the past year as it draws to a close. We think about the things that happened over the year: the accomplishments of ourselves and others; goals set and met; goals not met; ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 25, 2011
  • PASS Summit 2011 Evaluation Responses

    I was honored to participate in delivering several presentations at the PASS Summit 2011. I received lots of feedback. I am sharing portions of the feedback from session evaluations, as in years past. The scale is 1 to 5: 1 - Very Poor, 2 - Poor, 3 - Average, 4 - Good, 5 – Excellent. I sincerely appreciate the feedback provided here. I promise to ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 14, 2011
  • How to Tell You’re a Community

    Introduction I read a slogan yesterday and laughed out loud. Literally. Had I been drinking coffee at the time, I would have needed to clean my laptop screen. When the laughter subsided I realized the organization that created the slogan believes it to be true. At that point my community mentor instincts kicked in. I now see this as an ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 25, 2011
  • Servant-Leader: Kevin Hazzard

    I’ve written, tweeted, and had several conversations recently about leading and serving. Pictured above is my friend and brother Kevin Hazzard (Blog | @KevinHazzard) at this past Saturday’s Richmond Code Camp (photo used by permission from Brock Barnett, another servant-leader and founder of MaconIT in Richmond VA). The Developer and SQL ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on May 24, 2011
  • Managing Technical Teams Series Landing Page

    Introduction  I'm taking Brent Ozar's (Blog | @BrentO | SQLPeople) suggestion regarding my ramble-rant about the software business. At the Spring 2011 DevConnections Conference in Orlando, I had an opportunity to sit down with Brent for a good long chat. One of the first things he said to me was ''You need to put up a landing page ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on April 6, 2011
  • Elegant Events

    This post is cross-posted at the new SQLPeople Wordpress blog (in beta as I type this). Introduction I debated including this post on elegant events in my series about managing technical teams and the software business. I find a lot of what I've learned in the community maps into both that series and good management practices (the opposite of ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on March 28, 2011
  • Pre-Conference Sessions at the PASS Summit

    Introduction I have some thoughts on the selection of pre-conference and post-conference session presenters at the PASS Summit. PASS pre-conference and post-conference sessions are $395. Trainers and speakers in the various SQL Server fields (relational engine, business intelligence, etc.) are selected to deliver these day-long seminars ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on May 30, 2010
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