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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SQLSaturday Pensacola 2017

It's the start of a SQLSat summer for me, with Pensacola this weekend on Saturday June 3, then Houston two weeks later, then the rampup to my hometown SQLSaturday Baton Rouge on July 29. Hopefully everyone in the region can make it out to all three Gulf Coast region SQLSaturday events.

At SQLSaturday this weekend, both the wife and I will be presenting in the 1:45PM time slot. I'll be presenting on Security Principals and Permissions in SQL Server, and she'll be presenting on pretty much the same topic, except substituting your next job for SQL Server.

SQLSat Pensacola is also sporting a pair of precons, including Tim Mitchell's Building Better SSIS Packages and the McCown's Enterprise Maintenance Lifecycle.

Looking forward to #SQLFamily again this weekend, hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Connect with your SQL Community on Slack

Slack is a popular tool for team interaction. To describe it quickly, it's a feature-rich persistent chat room, with threads, multimedia, alerts, etc. There is a web interface, a desktop app, and a mobile app.

In addition to Twitter, which is also extremely popular in the SQL Server community, there are a couple Slacks to be aware of, specifically setup for the SQL Server community:
If you're a user group leader or SQLSat organizer in the PASS US South Central Region (NM, TX, OK, AR, LA):
And if you're in my hometown Baton Rouge, join:
Of course, Slack is a neat tool, but it cannot replace the in-person networking, training, and professional development that comes from User Group meetings and SQLSaturday events, so don't miss out on the IRL stuff too. :)