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February 1, 2012  10:00 AM

SQL Saturday is back in Phoenix



Posted by: Colin Smith
Free Training, SQL Saturday, Training

SQL Saturday is back on in Phoenix. I am excited as I really enjoyed the event last year and I expect that this one will be even better now that the organizers have the first one under there belts. Here is a link to the event home page.

April 13, 2011  10:00 AM

SQL Saturday Slide Decks and Scripts Posted



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

All of my slides and the scripts for my "Powershell for the DBA" presentation are up at the SQL Saturday #73 site. Link Below. http://www.sqlsaturday.com/viewsession.aspx?sat=73&sessionid=3963 Please...


April 12, 2011  5:10 PM

SQL Saturday #73 was a Success



Posted by: Colin Smith
Free Training, SQL Saturday

SQL Saturday is now complete and in my mind it was a success. I was not able to attend the full event so I can not do a full review of the day but I can speak to the parts that I was able to attend. It was not much but it was fun. I flew in to Orange County at 11:20AM and got a cab to take me to...


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...


April 6, 2011  10:07 PM

PowerShell Plus Licence giveaway



Posted by: Colin Smith
Free, Powershell, SQL Saturday

Just like in Phoenix I will have two Full PowerShell Plus Licenses to give away during my Powershell session. I will also have a 25% off promo code for everyone and anyone else that would like to purchase the product. I have to thank


March 22, 2011  8:45 PM

SQL Saturday #73



Posted by: Colin Smith
Free Training, SQL Saturday

SQL Saturday #73 looks like it is shaping up to be another great event. I only wish I could be there all day. I will be arriving in the morning, presenting, and then leaving. I am hoping to be able to see a couple other sessions but am getting excited about presenting again. it is the same...


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 22, 2011  3:44 PM

Do you Attend SQL Saturday Events



Posted by: Colin Smith
Add new tag, SQL Saturday, Survey

Since we just had our first local SQL Saturday event in Phoenix, I thought I would try a survey and see if you are all attending these great events. Depending on the answers I get I am sure I will do more. So the Question is 'Have you ever attended a SQL Saturday Event'. I am curious to see the...


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...


February 18, 2011  10:29 PM

SQL Saturday Presenters Dinner



Posted by: Colin Smith
Powershell, Presenting, SQL Saturday

So it is Friday before the big event and many of the speakers for tomorrows event are getting together for dinner tonight. I am really looking forward to this and I am about to pack up my stuff for the day and head over to dinner. This is a long drive for me but should be a lot of fun. I am looking...


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