Monthly Archives: October 2016


5 bold changes to support the scale problem of SQL Saturdays (and other data platform conferences)

I love SQL Saturdays. I love SQL Relay. I love user groups. Long may they continue, grow and thrive. I’ve attended as a speaker, as a sponsor, as a helper, as an attendee and as an organiser. I’ve personally benefitted significantly from my involvement in these events in each role. But in their current form they are unsustainable. They need…


T-SQL Tuesday #83­­­­ – We’re still terrible at delivering databases

This is my first contribution to the T-SQL Tuesday blog party. This month it’s hosted by the impatient DBA. The theme for this month is that we’re still dealing with the same problems. I hope you don’t all want to throw me out of the party after you finish reading… Here’s goes. *GULP* When a graduate sales guy, within a…