SQL Saturday 300 BBQ Crawl

SQL Saturday #300 is coming up right here in Kansas City on September 13th, 2014.  This is our fifth SQL Saturday which means it's the fifth anniversary of our now infamous BBQ Crawl.  We get together on Friday afternoon before the event and visit a few local joints.  We've done…

Kansas City SQL Saturday 2012: BBQ Crawl

The next Kansas City SQL Saturday is coming up on August 4th.  We’ll have the usual SQL Saturday goodness: lots of technical sessions, great networking events and a fantastic speaker dinner.  And we’ll have the Third Annual Kansas City SQL Saturday BBQ Crawl.  On Friday afternoon we’ll…

Speaking in Omaha: December 7, 2011

I’m presenting in Omaha on Writing Faster SQL at 6PM on December 7th.  You can find meeting details on the Omaha SQL Server User Group page. The meeting location requires an RSVP so building security has a list of attendees. The presentation is a series of suggestions on improving…

Speaking in St. Louis on June 14th

I’m going back to speak in St. Louis next month.  I didn’t make it last year and I’m looking forward to it.  You can find additional details on the St. Louis SQL Server user group web site.  The meeting will be held at the Microsoft office and…

Kansas City SQL Saturday BBQ Crawl

Our SQL Saturday in Kansas City is coming up on October 2nd.  We have over 40 sessions on the schedule.  These cover everything from very basic SQL Server administration to database mirroring to professional development topics.  If you’re in the area we’d love to see you there. If…

Speaking at SqlTeach in Vancouver June 9th

I’m speaking Tuesday morning on Understanding the Procedure Cache at DevTeach\SQLTeach in Montreal.  This is the same presentation I delivered at the recent PASS European Conference.  At PASS I missed being the top speaker in the Application Development track by 0.8%.  Guess I’ll have to step…

SQL Server 2008 Launch Event

I attended the SQL Server 2008 launch in Los Angeles for PASS.  It was VERY nice to leave sub-freezing Kansas and arrive in warm, sunny Los Angeles.  My pictures of the keynote didn't turn out all that well unfortunately.  The ones I took before it started turned out the best.…

Code To Live

The Code To Live video starts with an All-Girl AC/DC cover band.  I'm not really sure what else you need to know. Steve Loethen is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft here in Kansas City (or some such related job -- I never really remember what he does).  We used…