My Wife and I are Presenting at SQL Saturday Austin on July 13th!

*** Quick Update. I’ve been asked also present “SSIS Performance Tuning with BimlScript” this Saturday as well. Abstract is below.

One again, my my lovely wife Melissa and I will be giving Biml presentations.

She and I will be co-presenting the following:

The True Story of Learning Biml

How do you learn Biml […]

My Wife and I are Presenting at SQL Saturday Dallas on June 1st!

It might surprise some of you that my lovely wife Melissa is an ETL developer as well, and she’ll be giving her first presentation at SQL Saturday Dallas.

My Better Half

She will be giving the following presentation, while I act as her lovely assistant.

The True Story of Learning Biml

How do you […]

Loving What You Do

Ever heard the following quote?

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

I can’t credit that because nobody knows who coined it. I always thought it was pie in the sky thinking, and tended to lean towards a work to live philosophy.

Don’t get me […]

I'm Giving Two Biml Presentations at SQL Saturday Sioux Falls!

If you’re in the Sioux Falls, SD area this weekend, come see me present at SQL Saturday Sioux Falls #539! I’m going to fly up Friday afternoon, and will be giving the following presentations.

Agile Data Warehouse Design with Biml

Business Intelligence Markup Language is literally changing the way we think about Data Warehouse design and ETL. […]

Upcoming Biml Precon at SQL Saturday Phoenix

The good folks putting on SQL Saturday Phoenix have asked me to give a full day Precon seminar on Friday March 28, 2014. This will be my first Precon focused on Biml (Business Intelligence Markup Language), and I’m really pumped about it.

Fast Track your Business Intelligence Projects with Biml – Precon

You’re a business intelligence […]

PASS Summit and My SQL Family

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 […]

SQL Saturday Dallas and Pre-Cons

The North Texas SQL Server User Group recently announced our next SQL Saturday. SQL Saturday 163 will be another business intelligence centric event, with a limited number of attendees. The last time we had an event like this, it sold out in less than 12 hours, so I’d urge everyone to sign up right away.

I […]

Should you Pursue a Business Intelligence Career?

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 […]

Why I Chose to Become a Business Intelligence DBA

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 […]

It's a PASS Thing, You Wouldn't Understand...

“Why would you do that for free?” she asked. I was kind of surprised and paused for a minute because it had been some time since I had thought about it.

To set the stage, I was visiting a relatively new client and since they have casual Fridays, I wore my speaker shirt from SQL […]