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  • A Couple-Three Thoughts and Questions About Swag at Community Events

    Item #23 in the Speaker Contract for the PASS Summit this year is shown in the image above. There’s been some discussion about concerns this item raises. At least one company that has delivered PASS precons in the past made a decision to not submit a precon for the PASS Summit 2016 due to the potential ramifications mentioned in the last ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on May 23, 2016
  • Just over a week until SQL Saturday Atlanta

    I am looking forward to being both a speaker and an attendee at this year's SQL Saturday in Atlanta (it is number 521… wow). Don't know what SQL Saturday is? (I doubt that if you are reading this blog, but if so, click here quickly my friend). My topic this year is concurrency: Let Me Finish... Isolating Write Operations OLTP databases can be ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on May 11, 2016
  • Performance Tuning Seminars in Philadelphia and Indianapolis

    Pretty much every environment I've ever seen follows the same patterns with regard to query size distribution: lots of typical run-of-the-mill queries (whatever is typical in that environment), followed by a diminishing number of larger queries (say, an order of magnitude bigger than typical), and a handful of gigantic queries that are several ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on May 2, 2016
  • Presenting on Concurrency Three Times This Month…Though Not Concurrently

    Tomorrow night, March 15, I will be at the Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group’s March meeting, then at SQL Saturday Richmond on Saturday the 19th, then finally back at home on the 25th for my home user group in Nashville (which I haven’t seen much of this year) to present a presentation that I am pretty fond of after having done it once before in ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on March 15, 2016
  • Target Audience - SQL Saturday 489 Tampa - “How to Design a Relational Database” Precon

    A few days back, I blogged an  intro to my pre-con on How to Design a Relational Database. You can see that blog here and you can (must?) go see the abstract and register: here. But who exactly is the target audience? I think there are really four reasonable answers, one answer that I feel says it all: Beginner Data Architects If you want ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on February 10, 2016
  • SQL Saturday 489 Tampa-“How to Design a Relational Database” Precon

    On February 26, I will be doing my "How to Design a Relational Database" pre-conference session in Tampa, FL.  You can see the abstract here if you are interested, and you can sign up there too, naturally. Currently priced at 158.19 it is a bargain and I totally promise it will be around 8 hours of talking about and designing ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on February 4, 2016
  • PASS SQL Saturday #460 Slovenia 2015 Recapitulation

    Our third SQL Saturday in Ljubljana is over. Two weeks seems to be enough time to sleep over and see things a bit from a distance. Without any further delays, I can declare that it is clear that the event was a pure success Let me start with the numbers, comparing total number of people, including speakers, sponsors, attendees, and organizers, ...
    Posted to Dejan Sarka (Weblog) by Dejan Sarka on December 30, 2015
  • Speaking at SQL Saturday #470 in Washington DC on Dec 5

    I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at SQL Saturday 470 in Bethesda, MD at the Microsoft MTC on Dec 5!  The event is already sold out with a waiting list!http://www.sqlsaturday.com/470/eventhome.aspxMy topic is ''First Look at SQL Server 2016''.  Microsoft has been busy working on the next version of SQL Server - ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on December 2, 2015
  • Automate ETL Testing: Cross-Server Data Comparison with PowerShell

    In collaboration with a current client over the past year or so, I've been working on the issue of Test Driven Development for ETL work, especially in the area of automated testing for data. He graciously agreed to allow me to rewrite some of the code we originally developed in Ruby as a set of PowerShell demo scripts and share it through ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on November 22, 2015
  • Do You Need to Update Your PASS Profile or SQL Saturday Speaker Profile?

    I recently needed to update my PASS and SQL Saturday speaker profiles. I emailed my good friend and Awesome Community Person Karla Landrum for help, and Karla kindly responded with detailed instructions that even I could follow. I decided to capture and share my experience updating my PASS and SQL Saturday profiles. Updating Your PASS ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 20, 2015
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