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DBA On The Go

I've been working in Enterprise IT environments for roughly 10 years. My move to become a DBA was new, but expected. I've worked in secure DoD databases and secure Pharmaceutical databases. One thing to note, the security aspect isn't a lot different. My goal is to marry Databases and security in a functional manner and see how we can speed these things up with minimal work.

SQL Saturdays Coming Up!

Don't forget! Monday is the final give away! I will be giving away a free copy of the Professional SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting. Any previous winner can win this as well. If you live outside of the continental US, I will send you a code for a 25% gift card for Amazon. The only requirement is to have an E-Mail address that I can either use to get your address or to E-Mail you the gift card code.

2014 SQL Saturdays

There are SQL Saturdays all over the world. A full list can be found here.Now I'm from Oklahoma. My company does not pay for my mileage or airfare. They do occasionally give me the Friday off to make the trip and if my lead is going, I can steal a bed in there. I'm grateful for it since my last company wouldn't even do that much.

Things I'd Love To See

I normally see a lot of 100 level classes. I Think these are great. My one want would be to see a better ratio of 300's as well. something like, 50% 100, 25% 200, 25% 300 level classes. I'd like to see some summit material at the SQL Saturdays so that those who are a long way off from affording to go to the summit can get that level of training.

SQL Saturdays I Plan On Attending

Apr 05, 2014 - LasVegas
Apr 26, 2014 - Chicago
May 03, 2014 - Alanta
Jun 21, 2014 - Louisville
TBA - OKC
TBA - Kansas
TBA - Dallas

What I Normally Bring

2 Changes of clothes. You never know what will happen.
Swim Suit.
Jogging clothes. (weather dependent)
Travel toiletries.
Laptop
Tablet (If the site has no power in the rooms, A tablet may be the only thing that will live.)
Headphones
Random movies
Cell Charging cord

If I Were Presenting, What I Would Bring

External HD and large USB Drive
HDMI cable
mini-HDMI cable
USB to VGA connector
Presentation Mouse
Cell Phone cable for hot-spot use
Spare Power Cable
VGA to DVI converter

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