About 2 months ago, I started a Google+ page for my business - Flamm Consulting - this page, in fact. My intent is to document most of the professional/technical events that I participate in, but I did not do a great job of staying current in October. Herewith, a remedy:
Oct. 8 - Atlanta MDF (Microsoft Database Forum) - Using XML in SQL Server - some particularly good tips on using SQL Server's XML commands to manipulate text lists
Oct. 11-12 - Digital Atlanta conference at Atlantic Station - I spent 5 or 6 hours as a volunteer at registration, and attended an excellent presentation on User Experience with Cliff Seal (@cliffseal) of Pardot (which had just been acquired by ExactTarget). Rachel Ezzo from Kate's Club shared some insight on effective digital "friendraising" - she recommended Beth Kanter's website http://www.bethkanter.org/
as a resource.
Oct. 16 - East Cobb Business Association monthly luncheon with Linda Zuk from FocusFive Consulting - Dealing with Difficult Conversations.
Oct. 17 - Stanford Parent lunch with Dr. Harry Elam - Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education - creating the future of higher education through experimentation
Oct. 19 - Working on the website for an International Networking Week event in Atlanta (ReferralAtlanta.com).
Oct. 22 - Atlanta .Net User Group hosting the .Net Rocks Windows 8 Launch Tour - building Windows 8 Apps in less than 1 hour!
Oct. 23 - ECBA After Hours at Red Sky Tapas
Oct. 29 - Atlanta Microsoft Business Intelligence Users Group - Microsoft's Approach to Big Data - there is now a front-end service for Windows Server 2012 called HDInsight to provide access to Hadoop processing using C#. Good presentation on the definition of Big Data - Volume, Variety, Velocity, Variability (credit IBM Consulting).
Oct. 30 - ECBA Breakfast at Marlow's at Merchant Walk - CCSD Superintendent Dr. Hinojosa was the featured speaker.
Oct. 31 - Presenter for the Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations 2d annual Business Association Leadership Training seminar. 4 presenters and 17 or 18 "students" hosted at the Cobb Chamber for about 6 hours of instruction and sharing.