Everyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love Data Warehousing. I’m one of those fortunate few who finds their work fascinating, and I tend to dive head first into new projects.
I was recruited to join a team on a multi-terabyte data warehousing project late last summer. I was leery to take [...]
“Shit!” I said, followed by even more graphic expletives. I lost you? Sorry, I forget that you don’t follow me around? Let me explain.
Like most people, I have a junk room filled with boxes and plastic storage bins. After Thanksgiving I was in the garage looking for our stored Christmas ornaments and came across a [...]
Those who read this blog know that I’ve always been into the PASS Community, particularly about attending the PASS Summit. This is my third and I hope never to miss one.
I’ve written articles about why it’s worth paying your own way, how going is like finding a golden ticket and even like going on [...]
Every time I attend SQL Saturdays I am re-energized, and SQL Saturday 163 BI Edition was no different. This one was particularly special because of my precon presentation, “Data Warehousing In a Day”. I just love getting up in front of a group and teaching and it’s obvious when to the attendees.
If all of [...]
This is just a quick reminder that I and two of my friends are presenting Precons tomorrow for SQL Saturday Dallas. While I am biased and think that you should sign up for mine, any of these sessions are a huge educational value. If you’re in the DFW area, do yourself a favor and attend [...]
This is just a friendly plug for my friends at RedGate regarding SQL in the City, a free series of events traveling around the country. It’s a free day of training and networking led by spectacular presenters such as Steve Jones (Blog/Twitter) and Grant Fritchey (Blog/Twitter), who will be headlining the Austin event next week. [...]
Everyone has heard the quote, “The apple never falls far from the tree.” As we get older, we tend to rebel against the notion that we will eventually become our parents. As we age, it seems less a notion and more a certainty. Well, in many ways I have fought against this my entire life [...]
This Saturday I’ll be down in Houston presenting at SQL Saturday #107. I can’t wait to hang out with some of the best minds in SQL Server, which just happen to be great friends of mine as well. The abstract for my session is below.
Data Warehousing – How to Convince “The Bobs”
I got [...]
The best way to answer that question is with other questions. Answer them honestly. Let me preface the questions by saying that I fully expect the majority of people who take the time to read this will answer yes to most of them.
Are you intelligent in general? You don’t have to be a Rocket [...]
Recently I’ve received several emails with the same basic theme. I was sought out because I am a Business Intelligence Consultant and they want to know whether the career would be good for them. Well, it’s hard to read a short synopsis of someone’s experience and recommend a life altering directional change. So, I decided [...]