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Join me next week at my first GroupBy session

2021 has been the year people want to learn about Temporal Tables, it seems. Not only am I speaking at the SQL Trail conference next week, but I was also selected to speak at the upcoming GroupBy conference on Tuesday October 26, 2021. Yes, that’s also next week! Some facts about next week’s talks: Yes,
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Join me at SQL Trail 2021 to hear the next thing about Temporal Tables

I’ve had the privilege of presenting all over the world about temporal tables in SQL Server including the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. The theme of the session has always been Back to the Future, which is the greatest time travel movie ever, but I haven’t changed the talk much since I debuted
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Accessibility in font choice

Choosing the right typeface for your presentation (or for that matter anything you create that contains words) is fraught. In a previous post I wrote about the difference between serif and sans-serif. I mentioned font families, line spacing, and kerning. I also discussed why it’s important for a font to differentiate between characters that look
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Join me on 13 August 2021 for Dativerse

This coming Friday the 13th (August 2021) is the first ever Dativerse virtual conference, hosted by our DataGrillen friends William and Benjamin. According to their site: We try to elevate those that are usually underrepresented at conferences due to their race, gender, sexual orientation, location or any other reason. We aim to create a safe
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Accessibility in your PowerPoint slide deck

This post is part of the series I kicked off here. You can read my post about captions here. Let’s talk about slides! Many of us are familiar with producing slide decks for talks and conference sessions using PowerPoint (or Keynote or whatever the Google one is called this week), but just how much thought
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Join me at the EightKB virtual conference on 28 July 2021

Next week on Wednesday 28 July 2021, I will be presenting a brand-new session titled “How SQL Server stores that data type” for the free EightKB virtual conference. I’ve made it a 500-level talk, as reading hex and binary for fun requires a bit of mental arithmetic. Bob Ward, famous for his half-day brain-melting sessions
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Accessibility after the fact: closed captions for videos

My user group, the Calgary Data User Group, has been recording videos since April of this year, so at the time of this writing we have just two videos on our YouTube channel. As one of the Azure Data Tech Groups we have access to Microsoft Teams, and in there we can display live captions during
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