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  • PASS Summit 2011 - What you can expect at the Conference - Part 6

    Now that I have covered just about all of the ''official'' Summit activities, it is time for a blog post about ''After Hours'' activities. There is a webpage that lists some of the activities that we are currently aware of.  You can find that page here. Monday Night Networking Dinner - Last year, Andy Warren and Steve Jones started a ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 16, 2011
  • PASS Summit 2011 - What you can expect at the Conference - Part 5

    One of the most valuable parts of the entire Summit experience is the networking that goes on. In this post, I will go over some of the opportunities for you to network with others.  Once again, this post will not focus on ''after hours'' activities which will come later. Badge and Ribbons - Once you get to the Summit and pick up your ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 16, 2011
  • Here, There, and Everywhere; Speaking in Fall 2011, Part 1

    The last quarter of the year is usually my busiest due to the fantastic PASS Summit and SQLBits events. The fall looks a little different ... BECAUSE IT WILL BE EVEN BUSIER! Here's a rundown of where I'll be this fall through mid-October:   BASTA! SQLCON.NET September 26 to 29; Mainz, Germany This big developer and admin conference ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 2, 2011
  • Untapped Benefit?

    Are you using your benefits to further your SQL Server skills? The other day, the company I work for (Scalability Experts) had a benefits meeting where open enrollment for insurance and other similar things were discussed.  Since we are a small company, we outsource HR/Payroll/Benefits and I discovered a new benefit that I was unaware of ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on July 28, 2011
  • Leadership, Management, and SQLRally

    Transparency - A Great Leadership Quality I've always appreciated how Andy Warren (blog| twitter) operates in the most transparent manner, especially as it relates to his role as a director for the Professional Association for SQL Server. For example, Andy's latest blog post about prepping for the SQLRally, to kick off in less than 30 days, is ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 25, 2011
  • Funny Things You'll Hear at the "Leadership for IT Professionals" at the 2011 SQLRally

      Register now! WWW.SQLRALLY.COM The 2011 PASS SQLRally is just about one month away and it's high time I highlighted some of the important things you'll be hearing about in my precon seminar Leadership and Team Management Skills for the IT Professional. Just to set the context, many of us IT people got to our lofty ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 18, 2011
  • Cloud Evolving, SQL Server Responding

    Brent Ozar (blog | twitter) and I did an interview with TechTarget’s Brendan Cournoyer at last summer's Tech-Ed, which as turned into a podcast titled “Cloud efforts advance, SQL Server evolves.” The podcast covers all the major trends at the conference (like BI), virtualization features in Quest’s products (like Spotlight), Brent’s new book ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 2, 2011
  • See You in St Louis, and then London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and York, UK

    Good grief, there's a lot of travel in my future. <sigh ... deep breath> It'll be exhausting and it'll be hard to lose so much time with the family. But if I'm able to avoid travel mishaps, it'll be fun.  Meet Me In St. Louis I'll be speaking in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, September 14th for their mid-day meeting. The details, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 7, 2010
  • SQL Saturday is Coming to Nashville! Won't You?

    How 'Bout a Little Context? Let me be direct with you.  I love SQL Saturday.  If it were a woman, I'd marry it.  (Avoiding all extraneous thoughts of what my real wife would say, etc etc). Check out this fun Flickr Feed from the recent SQL Saturday in Chicago or these picks by Jorge Segara (blog | twitter) to see the ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on May 17, 2010
  • PASS 2009 Lifetime PASSion Award

    A HAPPY RETIREMENT January 1st, 2010 marked a very special day for me.  It was the first time in the past ten years in which I had no official PASS responsibility at the HQ level.  (I'm still serving in the local PASS chapter here in Nashville, along with the awesomeness that is DrSQL (blog | twitter) and the whackness that is Joe ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 3, 2010
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