New Beginnings, New Adventures

Life, as we all know, is a journey. We start out figuring out the world. Trying to understand how to do basic things like eat solid food. Throughout this journey, we make goals, even if we do it subconsciously. When Read More …

Tech Field Day 10, Here I Come

That’s right ladies and gentleman. It’s that time again. I have been invited to another Tech Field Day event. This time, instead of Data Field Day, I’m going to Tech Field Day. If you’re not familiar with Tech Field Day, Read More …

Data Field Day #1

When I accepted my invitation to Data Field Day #1, I took some time to thing about how I wanted to blog about this event. I made the decision early on that I wanted to do a prep post about Read More …

I’ve been invited to Data Field Day #1

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited, and accepted, to attend Data Field Day #1, May 13th-15th in San Francisco. Data Field Day is the first event in the Tech Field Day focused on data storage and Read More …

I’m Speaking at SQL Saturday Phoenix

I have been speaking a lot over the past year. Much more than I have spoken in years past. I’ve moving from town to town like a ninja, speaking at SQL Saturdays, mainly along the east coast. The coming year Read More …

Building your own VM Lab Part 1: The Project and Prep Work

As data professionals, we have to constantly keep up with an ever changing landscape of technology. Sure, you can read all of the blog posts and books as they are written, but it helps if you have a place where Read More …

New Adventures in Life

I have been honored with some great opportunities in my career. The work I’ve done across multiple industries (higher education, manufacturing, software, etc.) has allowed me to become a very well rounded professional. I have had the opportunity to work Read More …

Code On the Beach 2013

I had the great honor of speaking at Code on the Beach this past weekend, August 16th-18th. If you’re not familiar, which I wouldn’t be surprised because this was the first ever, is a developers’ conference in Jacksonville, Florida that Read More …

My Summer Speaking Tour

Every year, like a lot of people, I sit down and make some goals for myself professionally. Some people do it in a more structured manner. I’ve heard of people who actually have a notebook that they write their goals Read More …

90 Days to MCSA Program: How come you’re not already doing this?

I hope your answer was “Josh, I haven’t heard of that program, but please tell me more.” . Well I would be glad to. 90 Days to MCSA is the brain child of the great people in the “Born to Read More …