Archive for category: Presentations

My Full-Day Power BI Pre-Con for SQL Saturday 453 (Minnesota)

27 July, 2015 (12:00) | Power BI, Pre-Cons, Presentations, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

Greetings, friends! I am delighted to announce that I will be providing a full day pre-con on Power BI as part of SQL Saturday #453 in Minnesota in October. Woohoo! As you might guess, I am really excited about Power BI. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. It’s the old branding, but that’s fine […]

My Remaining 2014 Presentation Schedule

13 November, 2014 (14:00) | PASSMN, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

Greetings. Since I do a fair amount of presenting, I like to keep people up to date on when and where I will present. Below are the presentations I have left in 2014. SQL Saturday Winnipeg – November 22 In addition to serving on the committee that is organizing Winnipeg’s first SQL Saturday, I will […]

Show Me The Data

18 August, 2014 (11:00) | Presentations | By: Mark V

In the 1996 film, Jerry Maguire, sports agent Jerry, portrayed by Tom Cruise, is given a very clear demand by his sole remaining client, portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. (who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for this role): SHOW ME THE MONEY. It does not take much time or effort to see that […]

My First Pre-Con: SQL Saturday 332–Minnesota

21 July, 2014 (09:47) | Pre-Cons, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

It is with tremendous joy (and a little trepidation) that I announce that I will be doing my very first Pre-Con as part of SQL Saturday 332 in Minnesota in October. I have been presenting for several years now and feel that it is time to take this next big step. Since I love presenting […]

My PASS Summit 2014 Submission Feedback

3 July, 2014 (16:50) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, Summit | By: Mark V

Speakers have been asking PASS for feedback regarding their Summit submissions for a few years. This year, following a bit of a heated “discussion,” PASS announced that session feedback would be available upon request. I, like so many other speakers had done, applaud this decision. PASS did make it clear that the both the quantity […]

Presenting at PASS Summit 2014

26 June, 2014 (10:00) | PASS, Presentations, Summit | By: Mark V

I am beyond delighted to announce that I will be presenting at PASS Summit 2014 in Seattle in November. I submitted a total of seven sessions (five regular sessions and two lightning talks). I ended up with one of each: one regular session and one lighting talk. This is a huge honor for me and […]

Upcoming Presentations Spring 2014

18 March, 2014 (10:00) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

It has been a while since I posted a list of upcoming presentations. In fact, some have come and gone without a blog post. Recent Past: SQL Saturday #241 Cleveland, OH – February 8, 2014 MDX Trek: First Contact DANGER: The Art and Science of Presenting West Michigan SQL Server User Group – February 27, […]

Updated MDX Trek: First Contact Downloads

13 March, 2014 (10:00) | MDX, Presentations | By: Mark V

Greetings. After delivering my MDX Trek: First Contact presentation as part of the Pragmatic Works Free Training series on 3/11, I got some great feedback from an attendee. He pointed out that my single zip file download on my home page for the presentation only contained the SQL Server 2008 R2 version and that I […]

Upcoming Presentations: SQL Saturday #241 Cleveland

27 January, 2014 (10:17) | MDX, PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

        It is with great joy that I announce that I will be presenting at SQL Saturday in Cleveland on February 8th. I have driven through Cleveland before, but never stopped for long. So, this will be my first real visit. Although, if it helps, I used to love to play as […]

PASS Summit 2013 Recap of Madness and Mayhem

23 October, 2013 (10:00) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, Regional Mentor, SQL, Summit | By: Mark V

Greetings! Another PASS Summit has come and gone. This was my third Summit and I have to say that I am truly hooked on this spectacular event. I had the privilege to be a bit more involved this year than in years past. I love when I can give some of my time and energy […]