SQL Heroes

WANTED: SQL Heroes to win fortune and glory. And possibly a Windows Home Server!

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    MVP dinner. No pictures. Just contest swag...

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    It was cool to meet lots of smart folks at the SQL Server MVP dinner last night. I got a chance to meet some of my long-time heroes! For those of you @ the summit who didn't get your swag (or the size you preferred), come on over to Building 34 when you...
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    When does attitude define a SQL Hero?

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    Your attitude defines you. Good or bad. For better or worse... If your attitude isn't positive, change it! Every day is another opportunity to start over. SteveW asks the Rhetorical Question of the Day™: "Is this good career advice?" It's rhetorical because...
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    Can IT Pros play, too?

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    When more than one person whose opinion I respect asks me a "silly" question, I have to reevaluate my assessment of "silly." So... Yes. IT Pros can play, too. It's in the Official Contest Rules ™. I promise. There are no restrictions on the kinds of deliverables...
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    There are even SQL Heroes in Romania!

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    One of the many great things about this job is getting to meet really cool people. Take Cristian, for example. He's an independent consultant, a SQL Server MVP and an instructor who's out there every day teaching people how to better use our products...
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    Get a Hero Hack Pack and get started!

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    If you don't have all tools you need to start coding your contest entry (or writing something interesting - since it could just be documents instead of code), you can get them free: Order your own Hero Hack Pack and get started with Open Source. Each...
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    Can SQL Heroes around the world play, too?

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    Since I've gotten the question more than once, I'll answer it here and then point y'all back to the Official Contest Rules ™. See section 3.0 which is entitled "Can you enter?" The simple answer is: Yes. Unless, of course, you work for Bill (like I do...
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    How much time do you really have?

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    For anybody who hasn't actually written non-trivial software, it might seem like the contest window that we've allowed for submissions is HUGE! The rest of us know that it's probably not enough time to do what you want to accomplish (i.e. writing a winning...
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    The T-shirts have arrived.

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    It's Official™! The T-shirts are in and locked away in the super-secret swag vault somewhere deep in the bowels of Building 35... The only way you're going to get one is to ask me nicely (first and foremost) and show up at one (or more) of the following...
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    Who are the judges? What is a SQL Ranger?

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    If you've read the Official Contest Rules ™, you've seen that the Official Contest Judges™ will be members of the SQL Ranger Community™. If you know what a SQL Ranger is, you can probably stop reading now. If you know what the Microsoft Certified Architect...
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    What does Hayden Panettiere have in common with SQL Server?

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    "What does Hayden Panettiere have in common with SQL Server?" might seem like a bizarre title for a first-post, but I'm going somewhere with it, so bear with me. (Let's just hope it's not the principal's office or the unemployment line.) For...
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