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Post SQL Saturday #21 Orlando

Today I gave a two part session at SQL Saturday in Orlando.  When originally planning this years event Andy Warren said many people who have attended previous events were interested in sessions that were split into two parts.  So I decided to submit an Introduction to SSIS that was split into a part 1 and 2. 

I was a little unsure on how to split an Intro to SSIS session into two parts but it turned out I actually preferred it this way.  I decided to have the first session cover general understanding of the development tool, Control Flow, and Event Handlers.  The second session was on the Data Flow, Variables, and deployment.  I think this worked out well and it made me not feel as rushed on the topics. 

Andy knows how to run these events and I think it’s interesting to see how the event has transformed over the years now.  This event as a whole was stacked with talented speakers.  I think this may have been one of the most talented group of speakers I’ve seen to date at a SQL Saturday.  Not only does SQL Saturday have seasoned speakers but it is an opportunity for new and local speakers to share with others the knowledge they’ve gained from their experience.  I think a lot of people forget about how much great information they’re getting out of this free event.  Make sure you make it to the next event near you.  www.sqlsaturday.com

Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).


Posted by Andy Warren on 19 October 2009

Devin, thanks for coming and giving two part approach a try. Not feeling rushed is a good sign I think!

Posted by knight_devin@hotmail.com on 23 October 2009

No problem!  I really enjoy doing these events.

Posted by Michael Mei on 28 October 2009

Hi Devin,

I tried to download your slide but I am not sure how to read those XML files (Open XML), please advice, thanks!

Good Day,


Posted by knight_devin@hotmail.com on 6 November 2009

Sorry about that!  It should have just been a powerpoint.  

shoot me your email and i'll send it back to you.

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