Archives: June 2009
If you have been considering entering yourself in the Exceptional DBA Awards this year, or nominating a DBA you know, don’t procrastinate much longer, as the last date you can enter is July 10, 2009.
I am one of four judges who will be selecting the nominees, and I want… Read more
I was recently talking to a friend from the U.K about how much notice a DBA should give to their employer should they decide to resign. I told him that the general practice for the U.S. was two weeks, but of course this could vary if the DBA signed an… Read more
In the last year or so, there have been a lot of articles, blog entries,and forum posts on the kinds of technical questions hiring managers can ask a prospective DBA candidate in order to determine their technical proficiency. While technical skills are important for a DBA, I think a lot… Read more
I am working on the outline of a new book I am writing, tentatively called Mastering SQL Server Database Maintenance. It will loosely be based on a similar presentation I give at user groups and conferences.
If you have the time, I would like to get your opinions on… Read more
The DevTeach/SQLTeach keynote was from Tim Huckaby, founder of InterKnowlogy.
DevTeach/SQLTeach was held this past June 8-12 in Vancouver, BC at the Four Seasons Hotel, located directly in the middle of Vancouver’s vibrant city center.
The event offered 8 different tracks (two for SQL Server) and had 58 different… Read more
Rodney Landrum, SQL Server MVP, and Karla Remail, coordinator of the Pensacola SQL Saturday, give out prizes at the conclusion of the event.
The first SQL Saturday to be held in Pensacola, FL was held Saturday, June 6, 2009 at the Pensacola Junior College, and attracted 173 attendees from several… Read more
I have spoken at many conferences over the years, including the PASS Community Summit and SQL Server Connections, and one of the things I have noticed is that there is very little overlap between the DBAs and developers who attend each of these conferences. There seems to be a… Read more