Professional Development

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The DBA Plate for 2016

Four years ago I wrote about the DBA Plate, which was a reference to the food plate that replaced the food pyramid right about the time the U.S. Congress declared pizza to be a vegetable. I had every intention of keeping the plate updated annually but never got around to...

The view from my office during the keynote.
Notes From the PASS Summit Keynote

Well, here we are, another PASS Summit behind us. Each Summit is special to me, in different ways. It's like having children; you love each of them but for different reasons and in different ways....

Help Keep PASS Summit Awesome for Everyone

Earlier this week I saw this post from Chris Webb (blog | @technitrain) regarding a session he is delivering at the upcoming PASS Summit. When I read the abstract there was one section that jumped out at me (emphasis mine): If you’ve been to PASS Summit before, you know that social media...

On Friction

Friction.It's all around us. You might say friction is what makes the world go 'round. A constant battle between irresistible forces meeting immovable objects. In the end, something gives.Here in New England we see examples of friction each winter in the form of ice dams on the edge of our...