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My Desktop Setup - Updated

Every once in a while when I’m recording a Pluralsight course, I’ll take a photo of my desk to let people see the behind the scenes of the process. Well, my friend Steve Jones (@way0utwest) encouraged me to write a desk setup post…so here we go! Desk Autonomous SmartDesk 2 - Home Office Most standup desks come at a much higher price point, and this one lands somewhere between $379-$500 depending on the features.

A New Road Ahead…

Where I’ve Been Since January 1, 2012 I’ve been the principal consultant at Centino Systems. Jokingly, I refer to myself as The Centino of Systems. I learned a lot of lessons running my own business. Such as how to be a consultant and also how to scale the business even as the only employee/consultant. There’s been ups and downs, successes and failures and I couldn’t be more happy with how things went.

Kubernetes Precon at DPS

Pre-conference Workshop at Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 I’m proud to announce that I will be be presenting pre-conference workshop at Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 split into Two four hour sessions on 30 November and 1 December! This one won’t let you down! Here is the start and stop times in various time zones: Time Zone Start Stop EST 5.00 PM 9 PM CET 11.

Announcing EightKB 2021

The first EightKB back in July was a real blast. Five expert speakers delivered mind-melting content to over 1,000 attendees! We were honestly blown away by how successful the first event was and we had so much fun putting it on, we thought we’d do it again 🙂 The next EightKB is going to be on January 27th 2021 and the schedule has just been announced! Once again we have five top-notch speakers delivering the highest quality sessions you can get!

Pre-Conference Workshop and Sessions at PASS Summit

I’m pleased to announce that I will be presenting at PASS Summit. This year I have a pre-conference workshop and a regular session. Let’s dive into each. Pre-Conference Workshop: The Future of Deployment for Modern Data Platform Applications Ben Weissman and I teach a pre-conference workshop called “The Future of Deployment for Modern Data Platform Applications” in this workshop. We’re going to cover how you will be deploying data platform applications in the near future.

Speaking at PSConf EU 2020

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at PSConf EU 2020 in Hannover, Germany. The conference runs from 2 June 2020 to 5 June 2020 and brings together some of the titans of the PowerShell community and members of the PowerShell team from Microsoft. <p> This is an incredible event packed with fantastic, deep dive content. <a href="https://psconf.eu/schedule">Check out the amazing schedule</a>! Head on over to the site and <a href="https://psconf.

Speaking at Data Grillen 2020

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at Data Grillen 2020 the conference runs from 28 May 2020 through 29 May 2020. This is an incredible event packed with fantastic content, speakers, bratwurst and Beer! **Check out the amazing schedule (**and when I say check out the amazing schedule, I really mean it. Some of the world’s best Data Platform speakers are going to be there) On Thursday**, May 28th at 15:00** – I’m presenting “**Containers – Day 2**” in the **Handschuh room**.

Speaking at PowerShell Summit 2020!

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2020 the conference runs from April 27th through April 30. This is an incredible event packed with fantastic content and speakers. Check out the amazing schedule! All the data you need on going is in this excellent brochure right here! <p> This year I have two sessions! </p> <p> On Wednesday<strong>, April 29th at 09:00AM</strong> &#8211; I’m presenting “<a href="https://sessions.

Speaking at SQLBits 2020

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at SQLBits! I had the absolute pleasure of speaking at SQLBits last year for the first time and saw first hand how great this event is and cannot wait to get back and speak again! And this year, I have two sessions!!! One on building and deploying container based applications in Kubernetes and the other on deploying SQL Server in Kubernetes <p> If you haven’t been to SQLBits before, what are you waiting for!

Speaking at SQLIntersection Orlando 2020

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be speaking at SQL Intersection April 2020! This is my first time speaking at SQL Intersection and I’m very excited to be doing so! <p> Speaking at SQL Intersection means so much to me because in 2014 I got my first exposure to the SQL Server community via <a href="https://www.sqlskills.com/">SQLskills</a> and their training. Then to follow up on their training workshops I attended my very first IT conference, SQL Intersection and now I get to come back as a speaker.