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PASS 2009 Evaluation Results

The results are in, and I'm pleased, but not satisfied. I delivered a brand new session called Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShell, where I discussed key performance counters you should monitor and why, then a PowerShell script to gather them and store them in a SQL Server database, then created a report which I loaded and ran from SQL Server Management Studio to keep an eye on performance trends.

So, what did my audience think? Here are the results (where a Very Poor rated a 1 and an Excellent rated a 5):

How would you rate the usefulness of the session information in your day-to-day environment?
How would you rate the Speaker's presentation skills?
How would you rate the Speaker's knowledge of the subject?
How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description, and experience level to the actual session?
How would you rate the amount of time allocated to cover the topic/session?
How would you rate the quality of the presentation materials?

Interestingly, I did get one evaluation with all the questions rated Very Poor. I ask anyone filling out an evaluation to please put comments if a session is that bad, because without knowing what it was that made it so poor, we can't do much to correct the problem.

I enjoyed delivering the session, and hope to do so again at Tech Ed in New Orleans. Thanks to everyone who attended.


Published Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:15 AM by AllenMWhite



AaronBertrand said:

Allen, I suspect your poor rater recognized you from Karaoke, and was merely expressing his jealousy.

January 13, 2010 10:39 AM

Greg Low said:

Or (as is more often the case), they misread the form and thought the top was the bottom.

January 13, 2010 11:34 PM

SQLvariant said:


Congrats on your high scores!  Definitely looking forward to having you as one of our presenters for the AppDev VC.

February 8, 2010 8:30 AM
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About AllenMWhite

Allen White is a consultant and mentor for Upsearch Technology Services in Northeast Ohio. He has worked as a Database Administrator, Architect and Developer for over 30 years, supporting both the Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server platforms over that period.

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