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Andy Leonard is CSO of Linchpin People and SQLPeople, an SSIS Trainer, Consultant, and developer; a Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) developer; SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, community mentor, engineer, and farmer. He is a co-author of SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Design Patterns. His background includes web application architecture and development, VB, and ASP. Andy loves the SQL Server Community!
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PASS Summit 2011 Evaluation Responses

I was honored to participate in delivering several presentations at the PASS Summit 2011. I received lots of feedback. I am sharing portions of the feedback from session evaluations, as in years past. The scale is 1 to 5: 1 - Very Poor, 2 - Poor, 3 - Average, 4 - Good, 5 – Excellent.

I sincerely appreciate the feedback provided here. I promise to incorporate this feedback in an effort to improve my presentations and delivery style.

It is always an honor to present.

BIA-403 - SSIS in the Enterprise - Andy Leonard   [Ranked 145/189]

Attendance: 147 Total Responses: 65

How would you rate the Speaker’s presentation skills? 4.26

How would you rate the Speaker’s knowledge of the subject? 4.71

How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description and experience level to the actual session? 4.26

How would you rate the quality of the presentation materials? 4.20

Did you learn what you expected to learn? 4.05

Select Comments

Did you learn what you expected to learn?

Excellent speaker
Excellent speaker
Similar to last years presentation. Though Andy was going to talk a little about source control but didn't. Still, got a lot out of session it year later. He's an expert.
WE WENT SO SLOW WE DIDN'T COVER MUCH AND WE ENDED 15 MINUTES EARLY!
GREAT!
WAS HOPING TO SEE A FEW MORE PATTERNS. THIS WAS A GOOD SESSION FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SOLVED A LOGGING/CONFIG PATTERN.

How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description and experience level to the actual session?

Brilliant concept. Curious as to how this will be affected by 2012
I don't consider this 400 level content.
THIS SEEMED LIKE MUCH MORE OF A 300 LEVEL SESSION AND A GREAT DEAL OF TIME WAS SPENT ON 100-200 LEVEL EXPLANATIONS.
THIS SHOULD NOT BE A 400 LEVEL CLASS IMO. IT SHOULD PROBABLY BE 200, MAYBE 300.

How would you rate the quality of the presentation materials?

Seems like we could have used a little more time
DEMO WAS MOST BENEFICIAL PART OF THE PRESENTATION.
GREAT REAL EXAMPLES.

How would you rate the Speaker’s knowledge of the subject?

Wow
ANDY DEFINITELY UNDERSTOOD SSIS AND THE FRAMEWORK. I LIKED THE BLOG REFERENCE TO GET SOURCE CODE TO PLAY WITH.
COOL FRAMEWORK! HE JUST DIDN'T SEEM EXCITED ABOUT IT.

How would you rate the Speaker’s presentation skills?

Clear and concise presentation with the right amount of humor. Thanks
Good job handling the inevitable technical difficulty.
Very well presented
ANDY IS KNOWLEDGABLE, YET HUMBLE, ENJOYABLE PRESENTER.
WASN'T MY STYLE OF PRESENTATION. MY OPINNION WAS THAT IT WASN'T ENGAGING AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN AND WASN'T AS CLEAR AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN (ORGANIZATION WISE).
EXPLAINS THINGS CLEARLY AND SLOWLY.
GREATLY APPRECIATE ANDY'S MATTER OF FACT STYLE.
KNOWLEDGABLE BUT A LITTLE DRY.
ANDY WAS GOOD AT TIMES BUT HE WAS A BIT TOO DRY DURING SOME MOMENTS. A LITTLE MORE ENTHUSIASM WOULD HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL.
LOVED THAT YOU REPEATED QUESTIONS FROM AUDIENCE!
IT WAS HARD TO HEAR HIM. HE NEEDS TO PROJECT MORE. IT WOULD HELP IF HE WAS MORE ENTHUSIASTIC.

What will you take away from this session?

Content was interesting but not what I expected from the description.
Great job, Andy. Thank you!!
Ssis is a keeper in my world
MOTIVATION TO RE-THINK SOME ETL EFFORTS.
I DID VERY MUCH LIKE THE COMMENT ABOUT SSIS PAIN...CAN'T REMOVE IT, BUT CAN CHOOSE WHERE TO FEEL IT.
A WHOLE NEW WAY TO MANAGE SSIS EFFECTIVELY!
LOTS!
IDEA FOR NEW PATTERN FOR SSIS PACKAGE PROCESSING.
ANDY ROCKS!
SSIS LOGGING WITH SSRS REPORTS. MORE CUSTOMIZED AND TRENDY SOLUTION.
I CAN'T WAIT TO DOWNLOAD AND TRY THIS. THE REPORT IS A GREAT IDEA!
I WILL REVIEW THE PATTERNS TO SEE HOW I CAN INCORPORATE THEM INTO MY ENVIRONMENT.
UNDERSTANDING CONFIGURATION.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A FRAMEWORK AS IT RELATES TO SSIS MANAGEBILITY.
THE LOGGING PATTERN WITH THE APPLICATION FRAMEWORK IN CONCEPT IS VERY SIMILAR TO MY CURRENT MSDB SOLUTION WITH THE ADDITION OF THE PACKAGE EXECUTION ORDER FOR SERIAL PROCESSING. THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN I AM MODIFYING OUR SOLUTIONS.
GOOD INFORMATION. SOME GREAT IDEAS FOR MANAGEMENT. THANKS ANDY!
NEED TO LOOK AT FRAMEWORK SOLUTION FOR MY COMPANY.
GOOD INFO FOR BEGINNING WORK WITH SSIS.
ERROR HANDLING.
START USING DATABASE TO DRIVE APPLICATIONS AND USE FOR LOGGING. COOL FRAMEWORK!
VERY PERSONABLE INDIVIDUAL. REALLY LIKED THE MATERIAL.

What would you change to improve the overall quality of this session?

I expected less introductory content, more of a deep dive if possible. But I enjoyed the session.
PROBABLY LIST AS 300 LEVEL, OR SPEND MORE TIME ON HIGHER LEVEL TOPIC POINTS.
BEST SESSION SO FAR. LOOKING FORWARD TO INVESTIGATING FURTHER.
MAKE A 200 OR 300 LEVEL COURSE, COVER MORE MATERIAL AND USE THE WHOLE TIME.
SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN EXTENDED SESSION.
I WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE INFO ON SSIS DESIGN STRATEGIES AND COVER THE BASIC GTL FUNCTIONALITY.
POSSIBLY CALL OUT PROS/CONS OF THINGS LIKE PACKAGE STORAGE.
A DEEPER DIVE INTO THE PATTERN AND HOW IT WORKS.
MORE CODE EXAMPLES ON HOW SSIS IN THE ENTERPRISE SHOULD WORK.
MORE DETAIL PROVIDED
A LITTLE MORE CLARITY OF WHAT PATTERNS WERE BEING USED. THE PRESENTATION SEEMED TO MIX 3 OR 4 PATTERNS INTO THE FRAMEWORK WITHOUT CLEAR DEFINITION.
BETTER QUALITY OF VOICE, A LITTLE FUZZY THROUGH PA SYSTEM SOMETIMES.
MORE 2012 EXAMPLES.
NOTHING
NOTHING
SPEAK LOUDER AND MORE CLEARLY.
NOTHING

BIA-399-P - A Day of SSIS in the Enterprise - Andy Leonard, Tim Mitchell, Matt Masson   [Ranked 82/189]

Attendance: 119 Total Responses: 94

How would you rate the Speaker’s presentation skills? 4.71

How would you rate the Speaker’s knowledge of the subject? 4.88

How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description and experience level to the actual session? 4.51

How would you rate the quality of the presentation materials? 4.14

Did you learn what you expected to learn? 4.35

(Since other presenters were involved with this precon, I opted to not share selected comments…)

 

PD-200 - Are you a Linchpin? - Andy Leonard, Andy Warren, Brent Ozar, Jeremiah Peschka, Kevin Kline, Louis Davidson, Stacia Misner, Thomas LaRock   [Ranked 39/189]

Attendance: 158 Total Responses: 67

How would you rate the Speaker’s presentation skills? 4.76

How would you rate the Speaker’s knowledge of the subject? 4.76

How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description and experience level to the actual session? 4.66

How would you rate the quality of the presentation materials? 4.58

Did you learn what you expected to learn? 4.48

(Since other presenters were involved with this presentation, I opted to not share selected comments…)

 

LT-100-W - Lightning Talks - Wednesday - Andy Leonard, Audrey Hammonds, Bradley Ball, Dev Nambi, Mark S. Rasmussen, Rob Farley, Robert Davis, Sharon Dooley  [Ranked 103/189]

Attendance: 88 Total Responses: 41

How would you rate the Speaker’s presentation skills? 4.49

How would you rate the Speaker’s knowledge of the subject? 4.51

How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description and experience level to the actual session? 4.59

How would you rate the quality of the presentation materials? 4.41

Did you learn what you expected to learn? 4.24

(Since other presenters were involved with this presentation, I opted to not share selected comments…)

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Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011 8:00 AM by andyleonard

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