GLOC – Pictures

By | June 21, 2013

I finally got around to getting a few pictures I took during my time at GLOC uploaded so I thought I would share.

First, the hotel that the conference had a discount for was the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade. Now, typically I don’t care much about what hotel I stay in, but this one was awesome. The Arcade was one of the first indoor shopping malls in the US, opening in 1890. It really is an impressive building for being so old, and the Hyatt did a good job of integrating the hotel without taking away from the buildings appeal.

The Arcade

I also managed to get some pictures during the speakers dinner the night before the conference. Here I am with Chris Date:

Chris Date

And myself with Craig Shallahamer:

Craig Shallahamer

Finally a couple shots I took of the room as I was getting ready to present:



It ended up getting about 20 more people, so was a lot more crowded than I expected. Also, note Carlos Sierra and Abel Macias sitting at the front table in the 2nd picture. They were joined by Kyle Hailey before I got started as well. So that was enough to make me a little nervous, but the good news is that I knew if I said something incorrect, I had the right people there to correct me!

Again, a great event and thanks again to everyone at NEOOUG for making it such a success.

One thought on “GLOC – Pictures

  1. Kyle Hailey

    Yes, the Arcades was a wonderfully beautiful hotel. I loved walking around it.

    Enjoyed your presentation on SQL Tuning and using Dan Tow’s methodology.
    Have you blogged about it?

    I just uploaded a PPT on the method here: and included the big diagram you used. I thought it was a good example.

    Dan’s method is awesome, it’s just a lot of work. The work maybe be worthwhile but often when under time pressure it’s nice to have software to analyze the query and present me with the results which is what DB Optimizer does.

    DB Optimizer team is giving licenses to certain bloggers who are interested in the method and blogging about the method. Let me know if you are interested in a license from Embarcadero for DB Optimizer.

    – Kyle

    Check out Visual SQL Tuning stuff here as well:


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