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SQLCruise – The “Social-ism” Factor

KarenLopez - July 23, 2010

In my previous post, I wrote about my plans to embark on a traincation on SQLCruise. (more…)

Business Intelligence
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NoSQL overview for all us “SQL” folks

KarenLopez - March 8, 2010

Brian Aker of MySQL fame gave a 10 minute lighting talk about about the NoSQL movement at the Nov 2009 OpenSQLCamp in Portland, OR. If you have…

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Reading – Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic

KarenLopez - January 5, 2010

  Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic (9780137001804): Neal A. Fishman: Books ISBN: 0137001800 ISBN-13: 9780137001804 I’m currently reading Neal Fishman’s Viral Data in SOA and…

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A 1948 Film About IT Systems Development: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

KarenLopez - November 3, 2009

I'm a real fan of classic movies, as you can tell from some of my quotes from presentations or articles. "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" makes…

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Book Review: Death By Meeting by Patrick Lencioni

KarenLopez - October 23, 2009

I've been trying to read more about effective work habits, including tips on running model reviews and meetings in general. So how could I pass up a…

Data Mining
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A Particularly Snarky Interview with Joe Celko

KarenLopez - October 20, 2009

Over on Simple-Talk, Richard Morris interviews Joe Celko, famed author and speaker on database design issues. In this Geek of the Week interview, Mr. Celko goes all…

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Anith Sen: Five Simple Database Design Errors You Should Avoid

KarenLopez - October 19, 2009

Anith Sen, an SQL and database design guy based in Tennessee, has a well-written blog entry over on Simple-Talk about database design errors. What I liked about…

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Data Modeling with Generalizations – The Tool Issue

KarenLopez - October 15, 2009

A bunch of factors have converged lately on the topic of generalized versus specific data modeling approaches. I’m working through the topic with two clients and yesterday…

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President Obama Awards National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology

KarenLopez - October 9, 2009

  The part I loved (emphasis mine): “And it was in the years that followed the Soviet launch of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the…

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NIEMNTE – Vivek Kundra, US CIO on Data Sharing and Quality Issues

KarenLopez - October 2, 2009

Vance Hitch, Department of Justice CIO is introducing Vivek Kundra, US Federal Chief Information Officer. Vivek was named Federal CIO in March of this year by President…