Professional Development

The Evolution of the Company Logo

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed a subtle change to our site, swag, and PowerPoint templates over the last few months. Here’s the evolution as seen in our company coffee mugs: Brent Ozar Unlimited® Caffeine Delivery Devices Far left, the one with the heart, is the current one, but the transition is a funny story. Our…
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You Need This One Skill to Succeed in IT

The ability to program in five languages, including one machine-level? Not it. Project management skills, up to and including a PMP certification? Not that either. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as noted on every job description ever? That doesn’t hurt, but can be learned. All of the best IT professionals I have worked with…
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Tadah! Welcome to the New BrentOzar.com

If you swing by BrentOzar.com today, you’ll notice that ZOMG EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT! About six months ago, we embarked on an ambitious project to redesign the entire BrentOzar.com.  We quickly picked PixelSpoke, a web design firm based in Portland, and they knocked it out of the park. PixelSpoke started by surveying our clients to find…
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Conference Speakers – Check Your Room Size

When you’re speaking at a conference, try to get the room schedules long before the event day.  Right now, the PASS Summit conference schedule is available, and each speaker’s room is listed. Then, check out the building’s floorplan – in this case, the Washington State Convention Center’s floorplans page.  Check out the seating capacity for…
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