Meeting of the Minds

I invited our fearless panelists Kevin Feasel and Eugene Meidinger to join me for a podcast discussion.  We couldn’t agree on a topic so we’ll just call this episode Meeting of the Minds.  You’re welcome.

Kenneth Fisher’s crossword puzzle:

Sandwich Alignment Chart



Episode Quotes

“You’ll get me like half a Starbucks if you go watch one of my (Pluralsight) courses, which I appreciate, because it’ll go straight into my health insurance fund.” — Eugene

“I’ve been doing a pre-con on R, which is getting you from learning how to spell the word to learning how to spell the word in cursive and maybe a couple of other things in there as well.” — Kevin

“I had to eat my pizza with a fork and knife, because I figured, ‘well, he’s doing it, so I’m going to follow suit.’” — Carlos

Listen to Learn

00:39     Intro
01:16     Compañero Shout-Outs
01:53     Conference
02:33     Intro to the episode
04:05     Eugene’s Pluralsight courses
08:43     Kevin speaks at as many SQLSaturdays as possible
09:37     Eugene’s plans for the rest of 2018
11:26     Kevin and the Victory Burrito
13:41     What Makes a Sandwich D&D Alignment Chart and how to eat pizza
16:00     The SQL Trail 2018
17:56     How Carlos got into healthcare as his vertical
21:06     SQL Family Questions
33:10     Kenneth Fisher’s crossword puzzle: Best Practices
36:38     Closing Thoughts

Meet the Hosts

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Carlos Chacon

With more than 10 years of working with SQL Server, Carlos helps businesses ensure their SQL Server environments meet their users’ expectations. He can provide insights on performance, migrations, and disaster recovery. He is also active in the SQL Server community and regularly speaks at user group meetings and conferences. He helps support the free database monitoring tool found at and provides training through SQL Trail events.

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Eugene Meidinger

Eugene works as an independent BI consultant and Pluralsight author, specializing in Power BI and the Azure Data Platform. He has been working with data for over 8 years and speaks regularly at user groups and conferences. He also helps run the GroupBy online conference.

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Kevin Feasel

Kevin is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and proprietor of Catallaxy Services, LLC, where he specializes in T-SQL development, machine learning, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL, president of the Triangle Area SQL Server Users Group, and author of the books PolyBase Revealed (Apress, 2020) and Finding Ghosts in Your Data: Anomaly Detection Techniques with Examples in Python (Apress, 2022). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough.

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