PASS Summit 2018 Highlights

By |2020-06-25T08:33:41-05:00November 10th, 2018|Career, I'm Your DBA Blog, SQL Server|

Another year down and PASS Summit 2018 in Seattle was an immersive learning and networking experience yet again. This year my time was mostly dedicated to sessions around query performance tuning and Azure high availability technologies. Before listing the highlights, I’ll say again, that if you aren’t attending PASS, you are really missing out.  I

PASS Summit 2018

By |2020-06-25T08:33:57-05:00November 2nd, 2018|Career, I'm Your DBA Blog|

Well, it's that time again. PASS Summit 2018 is right around the corner and thousands of SQL professionals will be gathered together to network and learn. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you should be attending! PASS Summit is a conference where you will see and meet your mentors, MVP's that

PASS Summit – You Should Be Attending

By |2020-06-25T08:34:43-05:00November 4th, 2017|Career|

After spending an exhausing week at PASS Summit in Seattle, I have to point out that if you are a DBA and are not attending, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. Whether you think your company just won’t pay for it, whether you think to yourself that it’s just too expensive; whatever the reason,


By |2020-06-25T08:35:05-05:00September 14th, 2016|Career, I'm Your DBA Blog, SQL Server|

Cover Your A** (And don't be stupid) I was recently called up for Jury Duty by the Dallas County court system (for the first time in my life).  Though I cringed when they called my name as a selected juror, it did teach me about and remind me of a lot of very important things

Being a super DBA

By |2020-06-25T08:35:51-05:00November 4th, 2015|Career|

If you are interested in an information technology career, odds are you have perused the job postings and like the salary potential for an experienced DBA. Currently there are an over abundance of DBA jobs in the industry and fewer good DBA's to fill them...making it a very secure and potentially lucrative career choice. Inevitably,