SQL Sat/Karaoke Chicago 2017

Last weekend, Jason Strate (@StrateSQL) and I attended the SQLSaturday in Chicago. As usual, this event was very busy, and well run. I spent most of the day in the Speaker Room, chatting with friends I haven’t seen in a long time, working on my Dancem0m blog, and going through pictures on my computer.  …

Hangin’ With the Cool Kids

One of the perks of attending after hours events such as SQLKaraoke, is getting to hang out with all the cool kids! You will find MVP’s such as Jason Strate (@StrateSQL), Ted Krueger (@onpnt), Jen and Sean McCown (@midnightDBA), Tom LaRock (@SQLRockstar), Tim Mitchell (@Tim_Mitchell), Jorge Segarra (@sqlchicken), Rick Heiges (@heigesr2), Grant Fritchey (@GFritchey), Bill…

My First SQLKaraoke Experience

Once upon a time (12 or so years ago), I thought karaoke was geeky. Who would want to stand in front of a bunch of people and sing? I could understand if it was a choir event, or you are starring in a musical, but really? At a bar??? Then, my two best friends, brought…

SQL Karaoke is Approaching

As SQL Geeks all over the U.S. and beyond know, the PASS Summit is coming up in just a month and a half or so…. for many people, that means SQLKaraoke. It appears that for some, the countdown isn’t to the Summit itself, it’s to the networking, seeing friends, and sqlkaraoke. Of course, there is…

Another Look at SQL Karaoke

Karaoke is for everyone. It’s not just about picking a song and singing to background music. It’s not about trying to be the best singer in the group. In fact, part of the fun of karaoke is watching people who can’t sing! As someone who attends karaoke every few months, I have come to realize…

Myths About SQL Karaoke

As the PASS Summit approaches, we are already getting excited for SQL Karaoke! Interestingly, some of the talk on twitter leads me to believe that there are many crazy rumors out there about what happens on #SQLKaraoke night. I want to assure you, this is a night for EVERYONE (well, except for children). Here’s what…

SQL Karaoke – MVP Style

As is typical when a bunch of SQL Server Professionals get together, karaoke is happening. When? RIGHT NOW! The MVPs have gathered in Seattle for their Summit. They are having a huge party at the CenturyLink Field. Part of this party includes SQLRockaroke. I am watching the posts and pictures on Twitter, and it looks…

PASS Summit 2012 – aka A Week of #SQLKaraoke

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 2 weeks since the PASS Summit! We spent 4 nights singing our hearts out, and had very little voice left by the end of the week to prove it! We went to Bush Garden Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights. Wow! That’s a lot of singing! Random animals…