Why I'm not attending PASS Summit 2016

I know there has been a lot of drama in the community recently, much of it centered around what people are or are not going to do in conjunction to this year’s SQL PASS Summit. Well this isn’t one of those posts. I promise you that this post is drama free. I felt compelled to share my reasons for not attending to make sure it was clear that in no way is this related to new rules or any of
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PASS Summit 2015 and SQLSaturday Oregon Sessions

PASS Summit 2015 is over and of course, no PASS Summit is complete without also attending SQLSaturday Oregon. Below are my session files from my half-day session on DBA’s Guide to Administering BI Systems at PASS Summit and Who has What to Which (The Permissions Superset) at SQLSaturday Oregon. PASS Summit Session Files: Demo code and slide deck: RobertDavis_DBAsGuidetoAdministeringBISystems_09012015.zip (1.9 MB) SQLSaturday Oregon Session Files: Demo code and slide deck: WhoHasWhattoWhich_ThePermissionsSuperset_Demo.zip (4 KB) Swag in my PASS Summit Session: Nerds
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Speaking at SQL PASS Summit 2014

I am honored to be selected to deliver 2 sessions at the SQL PASS Summit 2014. I will be delivering a half day session on administering BI systems and a regular session on techniques for indexing. If you were selected to speak this year, congratulations. I look forward to attending many of your sessions! If you like the “I’m Speaking” image I added to my blog, feel free to use it in your own blog or other materials. If you
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T-SQL Tuesday #41 – Presenting Comes Full Circle and I Love It!

It’s time for that monthly geek party again we like to call T-SQL Tuesday. T-SQL Tuesday is one of the greatest assemblage of geeks since the Tri-Lambda and Alpha-Mu mixer … this week. T-SQL Tuesday #41, hosted this month by Bob Pusateri (Blog|@SQLBob). You are invited to visit his blog to join the blog party. You are also welcome to write your own participating blog post for the party or just to read more blogs participating in this month’s theme:
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Recent Presentation Session Files

Recent Presentation Session Files I’ve been a little tardy about getting my session files posted, and I’m a little behind. So I’m going to try to catch up in one blog post. So here are my session files for SQL PASS Summit 2012, various recent SQL Saturdays, and 24 Hours of PASSe. Please let me know if I’m missing anything I promised to get posted. SQL PASS Summit 2012 Lightning Talk: Man Vs Machine: ManVMachine.zip (599 KB) Regular Session: Tempdb:
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T-SQL Tuesday #36 – SQL Community

T-SQL Tuesday #36 – SQL Community This blog entry is participating in T-SQL Tuesday #36, hosted this month by Chris Yates(Blog|@YatesSQL). You are invited to visit his blog to join the blog party. You are welcome to write your own participating blog post for the party or just to read more blogs participating in this month’s theme: SQL Community. The SQL PASS Summit 2012 just came to a close so there’s no surprise that we’re talking about SQL community. Whether
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Don't Be That PASS Summit Guy

Don’t Be That PASS Summit Guy The SQL PASS Summit 2012 is just around the corner. Every year there are lots of first-timers attending. So many that PASS started a first-timers program linking new attendees with veterans who can mentor them in the PASS Summit experience. For may people, the networking aspect is just as big or bigger than the training. So guidance on how to make the most of their first year attending is very valuable. Many attendees will
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Man Vs Machine

Man Vs Machine Are you a fan of the television show Man Vs Food starring foodie Adam Richman? In this show, host and title subject “Man” Adam Richman travels the United States taking on food challenges where he finds them. Sometimes these challenges entail eating more food than is generally humanly possible. Other times it requires eating something that is insanely hot (in at least 1 episode, the chef wears hazard gear when preparing it because the fumes alone can
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Why Attending a Monday Pre-con Will Be Awesome

Why Attending a Monday Pre-con Will Be Awesome The SQL PASS Summit 2012 is coming up in a few months. It’s time to make your plans to attend. One of the things that many of you may be considering is attending a pre-con. There are two days of pre-cons, and it would undoubtedly be truly awesome to get to attend both days of pre-cons. However, many of you may only be able to get budget for a single day of
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SQL PASS Summit 2011: Session Files

SQL PASS Summit 2011: Session Files This past week was the SQL PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle, WA. I presented three sessions (regular session, lightning talk, panel discussion) plus ran a focus group on advanced certification and hosted a Birds of a Feather lunch table on disaster recovery. It was a busy, busy week. Below are the slide decks and demo files for the three presentations I made. All of these files have been uploaded to the SQL PASS Summit
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