Upcoming Speaking Engagements

October 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm (PASS) (, , , )

I’ve got a couple of more sessions before the big two at the PASS Summit. Tomorrow night, October 20th, I’ll be speaking at the Southern New England Network Users Group on SQL Server Best Practices. It’s the first time I’ve talked on this topic, so it might be fun to watch. After that I’m previewing one of my two Summit presentations for Brian Knight (blog|twitter) and Pragmatic Works in a webinar on Identifying and Fixing Performance Problems Using Execution Plans. Go here to register.

After that, it’s off the PASS Summit.

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Viva Las Vegas!

August 11, 2010 at 11:00 am (SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, TSQL) (, , )

I won’t be going to Las Vegas, but I will be presenting to the Las Vegas SQL Server Users Group, S3OLV. The sesssion will be “Introduction to Execution Plans.” Please swing by if you’re in the area.

I’m not sure if they’ll make the LiveMeeting available to the public or if they’ll record the session. But if they do, please attend that way too.

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Sarasota SQL Server Users Group

June 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm (SQL Server 2008) (, , )

Tonight I’m presenting for the Sarasota SQL Server Users Group. If you’re interested in attending, you can join in using this link. The topic will be “Query Performance Tuning 101.”

And in case you can’t make that, Thursday, June 17th, I’ll be on Quest’s Pain of the Week. It should be fun too.

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Hey, ho, where’d you go…

October 6, 2009 at 7:37 am (PASS, SQLServerPedia Syndication) (, , , , )

Ohio?

I’m presenting on Thursday to the Columbus SQL Server Users Group, home of the newly minted MVP, Jeremiah Peschka (congrats again). It’s to be a virtual presentation through live meeting. The topic is a Understanding Execution Plans. This time I hope that one of us remembers to hit the record button unlike last time when I did this presentation for the PASS AppDev Virtual Chapter. If you’re in the area, come on down and meet me, virtually. Show runs from 6:30-8:30, although all that time is not my presentation, so I suspect Jeremiah has some more fun planned.

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24 Hours of PASS

August 3, 2009 at 7:05 am (PASS, SQL Server 2008, SQLServerPedia Syndication) (, , )

I’m fairly certain Jack Bauer isn’t involved with this new initiative from PASS. Just as I’m also certain I won’t be the only person to invoke 24 while referring to 24 Hours of PASS. But even without Jack Bauer, I’m on the edge of my seat. 24 different sessions by top names in the industry from all around the world. I wonder if I can do this without sleep? Probably not. I’ll still being trying to attend as many of these as I can work in. I’m really looking forward to it.  People you want to hear are going to be there. Jessica Moss is going to talk about Reporting Services. Adam Machanic is going to introduce CLR. Gail Shaw will be presenting (at something like 2:oh my flipping god am, so I might miss that one) on effective indexing. There are many others. These are really not to be missed and it’s a free opportunity to not only gather the information, but take part in the Q&A session afterwards. You wanted a chance to ask Kalen Delaney about simple recovery? Here you go. You had questions for Allen White about PowerShell (the gods know I do)? This is an opportunity (assuming I don’t hog the time). So follow the link and figure out which sessions you’re willing to lose a little sleep over and which ones you attend during lunch and get some free learning time in and expand your skill set.

Oh, and I’ll presenting on the 2nd on Query Tuning 101, an introduction on how to find and fix the poor performing queries in your system. Please swing by.

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