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This is the blog of Jamie Thomson, a data mangler in London working for Dunnhumby

SQLVids at SQLBits

At SQLBits 7 in October 2010 I took it upon myself to wander around sticking my video camera into people’s faces and asking them to say something profound for the watching millions tens – you can see those videos at or on my accompanying blog post SQLBits videos (distinctly amateur).

Now SQLBits 8 is upon us and I’d like to take the idea a bit further. I will, once again, be endeavouring to capture people on camera but this time I won’t just ask inane questions like “What has been your favourite session?”, I would actually like people to show me something interesting.

So in the spirit of the Lightning Talks that will be running at SQLBits (12:10 on Saturday in room ‘Kings East’) I will be seeking people out that actually have something interesting to show and getting them to show it on camera. I am calling it SQLVids! The idea for SQLVids came about a few weeks ago when I watched this video on Channel 9; in the video the interviewer makes a point of actually showing the code that the guy is writing and that’s exactly what I want to do this coming weekend – get people to show some real cool stuff! Anything is on the table as long as its SQL Server related. You think you have an uber-cool script that can make a DBA’s day shorter and their lunchtime longer? I wanna see it! You think you have a cool way solving a particularly gnarly problem in SSIS? I wanna see it! You think you can solve world hunger just with Management Studio and some keyboard shortcuts? Yes, I wanna see that too!

So, if you’re going to SQLBits in Brighton this weekend and you have something worth showing please do come and seek me out. I’ll be the guy wandering around brandishing a black Flip Ultra HD!


Published Wednesday, April 6, 2011 11:39 PM by jamiet
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