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  • A SQL Saturday in Cambridge – Buck Woody’s Ragtime Database Workshop

    The SQL Server community is really engaged. They are an active bunch on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, they help each other on forums, they attend conferences. But that isn’t enough interaction – the community started a grass-roots effort to hold local conferences on a Saturday. Free conferences. Odds are there’s one near ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on July 30, 2012
  • Project Phoenix: Additional Proposals Receive Awards

    10/23/2010   Two more eligible developers and deserving projects have been selected.   Any proposals submitted but not selected this time will be reconsidered at each upcoming award cycle. (Refer to this to review the award criteria, details, and benefits.)   In no order of implied importance.   Michael Peterson, ...
    Posted to Arnie Rowland (Weblog) by ArnieRowland on October 23, 2010
  • Project Phoenix: Early September Awards Announced

    9/14/2010 Two more eligible developers and deserving projects have been selected.   Any proposals submitted but not selected this time will be reconsidered at each upcoming award cycle. (Refer to this to review the award criteria, details, and benefits.)   In no order of implied importance.   Alan Minner, Camp Verde, ...
    Posted to Arnie Rowland (Weblog) by ArnieRowland on September 15, 2010
  • Project Phoenix expands to Australia and New Zealand

    A couple of months ago, many Microsoft MVPs received Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate MSDN subscriptions (retail value: ~$12,000) to distribute as we saw fit. I started Project Phoenix, encouraging unemployed or underemployed developers to engage with a non-profit to propose a software solution to a problem for the non-profit. I contacted a few ...
    Posted to Arnie Rowland (Weblog) by ArnieRowland on September 12, 2010
  • Project Phoenix: May we have the July awards please ...

    The first two developers and projects have been selected –and there were some tough choices. However, those projects not selected this time will be reconsidered at each upcoming award cycle. (Refer to this to review the award benefits.)   In no order of implied importance.   Ayaz Bashir, Bayonne, NJ A website upgrade including a ...
    Posted to Arnie Rowland (Weblog) by ArnieRowland on August 4, 2010
  • Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes ...

    Project Phoenix expands to include Australia and New Zealand, more here.  NOTE: At least one developer and project will be selected every week for the remainder of 2010. View the Awards to date here.   Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, over the next five months, twenty-four (24) unemployed or underemployed developers ...
    Posted to Arnie Rowland (Weblog) by ArnieRowland on July 31, 2010
  • I come to you, humbled...

      WOW! A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I would be offering a few MSDN Ultimate subscriptions to unemployed or under-employed developers to help them improve and update their skills in consideration for doing social good by helping out a non-profit of their choice. I didn't anticipate the level of resonance this has received in ...
    Posted to Arnie Rowland (Weblog) by ArnieRowland on July 21, 2010
  • While you don't get a 'Free Lunch', you will get your just desserts...

      07/30/2010 UPDATE: Lastest News about the project is here. UPDATE: Additional Microsoft MVPs have joined the project and we will now be selecting at least two (2) now three (3) qualifying projects each month. The selected first tier project will have the package listed below. The package for the selected second tier project is still ...
    Posted to Arnie Rowland (Weblog) by ArnieRowland on July 12, 2010
  • There will be no 'Free Lunch' -just great feelings of accomplishment

      07/30/2010 UPDATE: Lastest News about the project is here. NEW: Project Criteria and Submission Here  I was again awarded the ‘Most Valuable Professional’ (MVP) designation from Microsoft for my community activities, especially for my contributions with the SQL Server and .NET communities. One of the benefits of being a MVP is that ...
    Posted to Arnie Rowland (Weblog) by ArnieRowland on July 2, 2010
  • To Blog or Not to Blog -Is that Really the Question?

    Over the past couple of years, the chorus of voices asking, requesting, even demanding that I present my thoughts in a blog has grown so loud I can no longer ignore. As a long time teacher and trainer, I have great respect for the 'written word' -and even more for personal presentation. I thrive on dialogue, I refine and clarify my thoughts ...
    Posted to Arnie Rowland (Weblog) by ArnieRowland on October 1, 2008
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