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June 4, 2012  2:56 PM

PASS 2012 Sessions

Posted by: Colin Smith
Feedback, PASS, Speaking, Training

This week is the week that hopeful presenters for the 2012 PASS Summit will be notified if they have been selected or not. We should all know by this Friday if we have been chosen to speak, to be an alternate, or just flat out denied, like I was...

April 27, 2012  6:00 PM

SQL Saturday Presenter Dinner

Posted by: Colin Smith
Dinner, Speaking, SQL Saturday 131

The SQL Saturday 131 Presenter dinner is tonight and I am really hoping that I can make it out and meet all the other speakers and have a good meal. It is a fun event and I really enjoy the networking and hearing what everyone else is doing and catching up with those that I have met at other...

January 30, 2012  7:13 PM

24 HOP sesssion

Posted by: Colin Smith
24 HOP, PASS, Speaking, Training

I have submitted my session for the 24 Hours of Pass. I hope to get selected for this as I was denied for the PASS Summit based on a lack of speaking experience. I am hoping to get some more speaking experience so if I decide to submit again for the Summit that the lack of experience will not be my...

June 23, 2011  8:00 AM

PASS Summit Disappointment

Posted by: Colin Smith
PASS Summit, Speaking, Training

Last week I was notified that my submission to speak at the PASS SUMMIT was not accepted. I am bummed out about it very much. This means that I will not be attending the SUMMIT this year and I really wanted to go. I just can not get work to pay for the SUMMIT and all the travel since I am also...

April 22, 2011  10:00 AM

PASS Summit Abstract

Posted by: Colin Smith
PASS Summit, Sessions, Speaking, Training

Today I finished my abstract for my "Powershell for the DBA" session for the PASS Summit. I am very hopeful that I will get the opportunity to speak at Summit as I will not be attending this year if I am not. Also presenting is a lot of fun and I would love to speak at a larger forum. This session...

April 21, 2011  9:14 PM

SQL Saturday Session Feedback

Posted by: Colin Smith
Feedback, Speaking, SQL Saturday #73

I got back from Vacation a couple days ago and in my mail box was the feedback forms from SQLSaturday #73 Orange County. I had just under 30 people in my session and I did not get any where near that amount of forms but I am thankful for the ones that I did get. From the ones that I got back I only...

April 8, 2011  9:30 PM

Speaking about SQL Server

Posted by: Colin Smith
Speaking, SQL Saturday

I just ran across a great Blog post by Jen McCown (Blog | Twitter) about breaking into speaking. Speaking is something that I...

February 25, 2011  6:02 PM

SQL Saturday #73

Posted by: Colin Smith
Powershell, Speaking, SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday #73

After having so much fun at SQL Saturday #47 in Phoenix I decided to try it out again in Orange County. On April 9th I will be speaking at the Orange County SQL Saturday. I will be doing the same presentation that I did in Phoenix. "Powershell for the DBA", it was so much fun the first time that I...

February 23, 2011  8:00 AM

SQL Saturday Slides and Scripts

Posted by: Colin Smith

Since I still have not heard about uploading the SQL Saturday content up to the SQL Saturday site. I figured I would get them up somewhere so you can go get them and start using them if you like. Please remember that all Scripts are provided as is with no warranty or Guarantee. Please test all...

February 22, 2011  3:23 PM

First Time Speaking

Posted by: Colin Smith
Speaking, SQL Saturday

So Saturday was our local SQL Saturday event and my first time doing a presentation of any sort really. I was a bit nervous as people started to stroll into the room and sit down. At first I did not think that many people would be attending but as start time approached the room filled up. I had a...


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