Join #TeamHugo and Help Fight Leukemia.


If you’ve been reading this blog for a while or subscribed to my email newsletters, you’ve learned something from Hugo Kornelis.

Hugo is the wildly productive and selfless guy behind the Execution Plan Reference,, tons of SQLBits sessionsvideos on YouTube, and he’s @Hugo_Kornelis. He’s unbelievably upbeat and positive. He loves what he does, and he loves sharing it with others. Every time I’ve had the blessing to interact with Hugo, I’ve come away grinning.

Today is the opening day of the PASS Summit in Seattle, and on any other opening day, Hugo would be right here with us, grinning and greeting everybody. We’d be talking excitedly about whatever was happening onstage.

This year is different: Hugo is fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML.)

Right now, as you read this, a bunch of us are wearing #TeamHugo shirts in Seattle to raise awareness of Hugo’s fight. Here’s what you can do to help:

I’m disabling comments on this post because I want all of your positive energy heading in Hugo’s direction. He’s usually the one who brings the rest of us up – and now it’s time for us to lift him up in return.