Archive for tag: PASSProfDev

A Milestone: Presenting at PASS Summit

15 August, 2013 (11:00) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development | By: Mark V

I have been presenting for several years. I can’t properly explain how much I love it. Since before I even attended my first PASS Summit, it has been a career goal that I would one day present at the premier SQL Server focused training event on the planet. When I got the email a while […]

SQL Saturday #239 East Iowa Recap

29 July, 2013 (11:00) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

I just returned home from a fantastic SQL Saturday in Iowa City. Ed Leighton-Dick (Blog|Twitter) and his team did an excellent job. Many thanks to them and to all of the folks that worked so hard to make this event what it was. I had the joy of presenting twice. In first time-slot of the […]

Upcoming Presentations–April 2013

21 March, 2013 (09:30) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

I have the great joy of presenting at a handful of events in April. I absolution love presenting, so having 3 opportunities to present within the same month is pretty great. PASS Business Analytics Conference – April 10-12, Chicago IL Hailing Frequencies: Analysis Services Terms and Concepts SQL Saturday #211 Chicago – April 13, Chicago […]

Business Analytics and PASS: Yes Please!

14 February, 2013 (11:00) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development | By: Mark V

Over the past few years, I have been truly amazed at the power of Business Analytics. I know that part of that is due to my increased exposure to it through client projects. But it seems clear to me that the understanding of what analytics brings to the table has grown as well. One example […]

Summing Up PASS Summit 2012

27 November, 2012 (13:00) | PASS, Professional Development | By: Mark V

I attended my second PASS Summit this year. And my experience, once again, was awesome. This year was definitely a different kind of awesome, though. Last year, I was a First Timer and was awesomely overwhelmed at pretty much everything. This year, I was a First Timer Mentor, helping a group of First Timers learn […]

PASS Regional Mentor–Canada

22 August, 2012 (13:00) | PASS, Professional Development, Regional Mentor | By: Mark V

I had mentioned in my most recent PD post, Professional Development Plans: Turning Your Job Into a Career, Part 2, that I wanted to jump back into SQL Community involvement and let PASS know of my desire to become a PASS Regional Mentor (RM). I was on the Executive Board for the Minnesota chapter of […]

Facing The Challenge: Designing a BI Infrastructure With SQL 2008 (70-452)

21 February, 2012 (10:00) | Books, Professional Development, SQL | By: Mark V

On Monday, Feb 6th, I passed exam 70-452, Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Hazzah. I am really excited about that, not because I get a shiny new MCITP certification, but because it validates how much I have learned. When I started working with SQL Server about 5 years ago, I […]

I am TOTALLY going to the 2011 PASS Summit

15 July, 2011 (10:00) | PASS, Professional Development | By: Mark V

<shortestblogpostever>Woohoo!</shortestblogpostever>

PASSMN July Meeting: Ask The Experts Panel

11 July, 2011 (10:00) | PASS, PASSMN, Professional Development | By: Mark V

The annual Ask The Experts panel has arrived for the Minnesota chapter of PASS. I am especially excited for this one since I will have the honor of serving on the panel for the first time. This is really a great milestone for me and fits so well with my goals to have an impact […]

August PASSMN Meeting: Ask The Experts Panel

13 August, 2010 (10:39) | PASS, PASSMN, Professional Development | By: Mark V

Ask the Experts Panel Discussion Start Date/Time: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 3:00 PM End Date/Time: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 5:00 PM Description: Meeting sponsor: Red Gate Software makes ingeniously simple tools for over 500,000 Microsoft technology professionals working with SQL Server, .NET, and Exchange.  The company’s product line includes tools for comparing, synchronizing, backing up […]