An apology…

As some of you may know, I’ve been presenting in six different countries over the last month: Ireland, Norway, the United States, the UK, Denmark and Switzerland. A lot of this has been community work, for example, SQLBits, Database Days, SQLSaturday Denmark, SQLZaterdag in the Netherlands, and also the Norway LEAP architect program.

Along the way, I’ve collected a lot of requests from help for people for more information, slides, book references, help with technical issues – basically, I have a ton of questions from people, a pile of business cards from people who want more information, and hundreds of email to answer.

Whilst I work my way through this, I would ask for your patience with me. I am drowning in requests from people from six different countries (not including the questions I normally get) and I am slowly working my way through them. I will get to your question eventually, but I’d be grateful for your patience whilst I get through them.

I am grateful for all the people who have attended my events, and it’s clear that many people have a passion for business intelligence and data visualisation. Thank you to everyone who attended – and if you did ask me for something, I’d like to ask for some patience from you whilst I work my way through everything.  I will get to you, in due course.

In the meantime, I am very sorry that I can’t help everyone as quickly as I’d like.

Why don’t I simply post my slides up here? Simple. Unfortunately I’ve found that there has been some folks ‘re-using’ my stuff, reblogging it without crediting me, and so on. It’s a real pity but unfortunately I’ve had to resort to issuing PDFs ‘on request’ only.

I am very sad about it, but it’s been extremely disappointing to see my stuff copied and pasted and working its way around the place. I cannot find a happy medium, and I’m open to ideas if anyone has other suggestions.

Onwards and forwards!

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