July 2014 Vegas UG Meeting

Coming up this week is the Vegas UG meeting.  Keith Tate has been gracious enough to accept our speaker invitation and will be presenting. The meeting will be held 10 July 2014 at 6:30 Pacific. […]

Free SQL Training In Sacramento

In a few short days the newest SQL Saturday event.  This one will be on the far West coast of the United States. This marks the first time for me to present at a SQL […]

Omaha BI/SQL User Group – What?

I recently received an email from this guy named John Morehouse (blog | twitter) about the Omaha SQL/BI User Group Meeting in May. Imagine my surprise when reading the email and discovering that I was presenting. […]

Locks, Blocks, and Deadlocks Oh My!

Abstract Managing concurrency is one of the most challenging aspects of working with any enterprise DBMS. There is much confusion out there about locking, blocking, and deadlocks. In this demo heavy session we will clear […]

January 2014 S3OLV and Tabular Models

This is really late notice.  We had some extenuating circumstances this month and then a last minute cancellation.  Now that everything is squared away, we have some great news. If you are in the Las […]

Day 8 – Ring in The New

This is the eighth installment in the 12 day series for SQL tidbits during this holiday season. Previous articles in this mini-series on quick tidbits: SQL Sat LV announcement Burning Time Reviewing Peers Broken Broker […]


This past weekend I had the opportunity to go visit Washington DC.  It was the first time I got to stay in the Nation’s capitol for more than just a few hours.  It is also […]

SQL Claus and BI at S3OLV

Tis the season once again.  We have SQL gifts a plenty for any and all who wish to partake. This month, we have Stacia Misner (twitter) that will be playing SQL Clause for the Las […]

Carolina Whistle Stops

The SQL Crazy train continues chugging along this month.  The next two whistle stops are back to back in the Carolinas. The first stop is coming up in just a few short hours.  I will […]

Join The SQL Crazy Train

One of the best lines I heard in the past few weeks was “That train has sailed.”  Combine that with a crazy schedule and we now have a SQL Crazy train that floats from event […]