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  • Year in Review: My Series on Building Developer Communities

    The series of posts that generated the most email for me was the series entitled On Developer Communities. I've included links to the posts, in order, here: First, you need a team builder.  You can run a company like a user group, but the inverse is not always true. Quality always works. People are not resources or assets. ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 31, 2009
  • Presenting at Southern Maryland .Net User Group 14 Dec 2009

    I'm honored to present Database Design for Developers to the Southern Maryland .Net Users Group! I'll be there Monday evening, 14 Dec 2009, and the meeting starts at 6:30. If you read this blog and attend, be sure to introduce yourself! :{> Andy
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 9, 2009
  • Did You Know: I will not be at SQL Saturday

    As excited as I was to announce my participation at SQL Saturday in Redmond, I am having to back out. My sister-in-law died suddenly and unexpectedly last week, and I will be flying to California for the memorial service on Saturday. I will be sending some swag to one of the other speakers, to be given away as raffle prizes: a signed copy of my ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on September 29, 2009
  • Did You Know: My Next Public Event at SQL Saturday in REDMOND

    My Boston class is SOLD OUT, but those of you in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest have an opportunity to come hear me at SQL Saturday in Redmond WA on Oct 3.  I'll be speaking about compression in SQL Server 2008. Check out the schedule of 3 concurrent tracks of great sessions, and it's all ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on September 20, 2009
  • Did You Know: Free SQL Server Training on SQL Saturday

    I am pleased to announce that I have been named to the Advisory Council for SQL Saturday.  You can read the announcement here and see the schedule of SQL Saturday events here. SQL Saturday is like a mini-conference close to home. If there’s not one scheduled close to your home, step up and start planning one. Maybe I’ll see you ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on August 25, 2009
  • Speaking in Columbia South Carolina

    I know this is late notice but I will speaking at the PASS chapter in Columbia South Carolina tomorrow night (August 11th) on Maximizing Plan Reuse. So if you are in the area please stop by and say hello.  More details and directions found here:
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on August 10, 2009
  • Speaking in Reston VA Monday 22 Jun!

    I just learned I am presenting to NoVaSQL (Northern Virginia SQL Server User Group) Monday! Woo hoo! I'm looking forward to it - I always have a good time at NoVaSQL. I am honored and excited to present Database Development and Application Lifecycle Management - based on my articles An Example of Test-Driven Development and An Example of ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on June 19, 2009
  • Speaking in Raleigh NC

    Just an FYI for anyone in the Raleigh NC area that I will be speaking at this location for the first time on April 21st.  This is a fairly new SQL Server User Group and PASS chapter so I am sure they won’t mind any free marketing they can get :). I am sure there is a ton of SQL Server users in the area so come out and support the local user ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on April 11, 2009
  • Presenting at New England SQL Server User Group!

    I am getting psyched about presenting to the New England SQL Server User Group in a couple weeks! On 12 Feb I'll be talking about Incremental Loads, Change Data Capture, and SSIS 2008. The bonus is I get to hang out with my friend Adam Machanic! If you read this blog and will be in the area, stop by and say Hi. :{> Andy
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on January 28, 2009
  • On Developer Communities: Meeting Idea - Fix the Broken Code!

    Robin Edwards is the leader of the Roanoke Valley .Net User Group. They did something really cool for their last meeting (July 2008). As Robin describes it: Some of the members of RV.NUG tossed around a way to get more involvement during the meeting AND deal with the low summer attendance by coming up with something fun and easy.  We were ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 17, 2008
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