Monthly Archives: April 2013

  1. SQL Saturday Boston #sqlsat203 Lessons Learned

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    April 30, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    Our event was pretty successful.And we learned a lot along the way. Here are a few lessons we certainly learned. …
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  2. SQL Saturday Boston: Ask the Experts #sqlsat203

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    April 29, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    One of the challenges with our venue is that we don’t really have anywhere for people to sit down and …
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  3. SQL Saturday Boston #sqlsat203 A Compromised Event

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    April 26, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    There are some stories that are just too absurd to believe, and they’re often too far-fetched to make up. This …
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  4. SQL Saturday Boston: The Speaker Room #sqlsat203

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    April 25, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

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    One of my favorite things about a SQL Saturday event is the speaker room. Sure, there is always some good …
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  5. SQL Saturday Boston: Volunteers #sqlsat203

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    April 24, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    One of the best decisions we made very early on was to enlist the help of Paresh Motiwala to coordinate …
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  6. SQL Saturday Boston: Speaker Selection #sqlsat203

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    April 23, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    Hard as this is to believe, the worst part of organizing a SQL Saturday event wasn’t raising money from sponsors. …
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  7. SQL Saturday Boston #sqlsat203 Coffee Lessons

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    April 19, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    If there is any one thing I screwed up with SQL Saturday Boston, it was the coffee. And you never …
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  8. Rebranding mikehillwig.com

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    April 18, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to step back and take stock of where we are in …
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  9. SQL Saturday Boston: Vendor Management #sqlsat203

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    April 18, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    A few years ago, I worked for a construction management company. One of the things this company was really good …
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  10. SQL Saturday Boston: Sponsors #sqlsat203

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    April 17, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    I’m not sure if we got lucky or that our sponsors just assumed that Adam Machanic was running our event. …
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