Is anyone here?

So it turns out that this summer and fall have been very, very busy – too busy to start a blog.  A short synopsis:

  • I completed my 5K!  As I posted earlier, I ran a 5K on September 17.  I finished in 31:00.08 – by far, a personal best.  I’m still running, too, and I hope to run more in the spring.
  • My user group, I-380 PASS, hosted a SQL Saturday on October 1.  Attendance wasn’t what we hoped for, but it was a great event nonetheless.  Thanks to all our speakers and sponsors for helping us put on the event!
  • Just over a week later, I flew to Seattle for the annual PASS Summit.  This was my fourth Summit, and I have to say that it was my favorite one so far.  I met a lot of new people, caught up with a number of people I’ve met at previous Summit, and learned an amazing amount.
  • The next weekend, my wife and I traveled to southwest Wisconsin for a wedding (and a weekend away from it all).
  • And somewhere in there, I did actually spend time at work and with my family. 🙂

Getting back to topic, though, I am going to start blogging now that other commitments have settled down for a while.  Watch this space for some SQL goodness in the coming weeks.


Ed Leighton-Dick helps small and midsize businesses solve their most challenging database performance, resiliency, and data security issues at Kingfisher Data, the consulting firm he founded in 2014. He has taught thousands of people at over 200 events, including the world's largest Microsoft data platform conferences, and he has been a leader in the Microsoft data community since 2008. Microsoft has recognized Ed seven times as a Data Platform MVP for his expertise and service to the data community.