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Speaking Season About to Begin: MCM, Roadshow, PASS, and SQLCLR Precon at DevTeach

Fall is now in full swing, and after a relatively quiet several months my speaking schedule is about to jump into fairly-packed mode.  Following is a list of where I'll be headed over the next couple of months:

Next week I'm really excited to be teaching a day of the Microsoft Certified Master: Microsoft SQL server 2008 program's beta rotation. I'll be teaching developer topics including ADO.NET, XML, and SQLCLR. Should be a good time!

November 12, the SQL Server 2008 Roadshow hits Boston, and I'll be presenting a half day on all sorts of SQL Server 2008 topics.  This one is free, so if you're in the Boston area you have nothing to lose by checking it out.

November 19-21 is the PASS Summit, and I'm excited to be involved in three presentations. I'm doing a spotlight presentation on programmatic/application concurrency topics, a duo with Peter DeBetta called "[Anti]patterns and [Mal]practices", and a duo with James Luetkehoelter on performance metrics.

December 1 and 2 I'll be in Montreal, speaking at the always-fun DevTeach/SQLTeach conference. Aside from speaking in the regular conference program, on December 1 I will be doing a full-day preconference on SQLCLR development. In this preconference I will start with SQLCLR beginner topics and take you all the way through to some really advanced use cases. So this one should be of interest even if you've been using SQLCLR for some time. Best practices will be stressed, and you might just learn about some of the dusty corners you've not yet had a chance to touch.  I'm also upgrading the content to cover what changes SQL Server 2008 brings to the table, so this will be a complete session on the topic.  I think that SQLCLR, while not used much in SQL Server 2005, will really pick up adoption in SQL Server 2008 and beyond.  So now is the time to pick up what will be a key skill going forward.

Published Tuesday, October 21, 2008 5:20 PM by Adam Machanic

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aspiringgeek said:

Wow--I thought my travel schedule was challening.  Looking forward to seeing your sessions at PASS!

October 21, 2008 5:03 PM

Jason said:

Wow, props on the MCM gig. That is huge.

October 21, 2008 6:11 PM

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About Adam Machanic

Adam Machanic is a Boston-based SQL Server developer, writer, and speaker. He focuses on large-scale data warehouse performance and development, and is author of the award-winning SQL Server monitoring stored procedure, sp_WhoIsActive. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at conferences and training events on a variety of SQL Server topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and an alumnus of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.

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