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John Sterrett

John Sterrett is very active within the SQL Server community. He is a PASS Regional Mentor for the South Central Region, co-founded the West Virginia SQL Server User Group and hosted two PASS SQL Saturday events in West Virginia. John has presented at several SQL Server events including PASS SQLRally, PASS Member Summit, many PASS SQL Saturday events, code camps, and, user groups. John is a syndicated blogger at http://johnsterrett.com.

#sqlpass #summit12 day two keynote review

The following is my highlights and thoughts about the day two keynote at the SQL PASS Member Summit.

Douglas McDowell started recapping yesterday events shortly followed by some great information about PASS financials. Five years ago there were no SQL Saturday, no 24hrs of PASS less than half the amount… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 8 November 2012

5 recommendations for attending #sqlpass #summit12

The following are five recommendations I would like to share with anyone attending the #sqlpass member summit. I hope you have a blast!

GuideBook

If you have a smart phone I highly recommend grabbing the GuideBook application for your mobile device. This will give you direct access to the session… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 7 November 2012

Is #SQLPASS helping their speakers?

I love the SQL Community because it usually is a great environment to connect, share and learn. With that said, I am noticing that we can do a much better job with helping the people who share, learn how to share better.  For every single, Grant Fritchey, Thomas LaRock Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 30 October 2012

Dallas, TX to Pittsburgh, PA A #sqlsat171 Story!

 

First SQL Saturday in Pittsburgh

It was an honor to speak at the first SQL Saturday in Pittsburgh. The company I

We even got some professional development done while I was in the office.

currently work for is based out of Pittsburgh so I flew in a week early… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 12 October 2012

Presenting at OKC SQL Server User Group Tonight!

Tonight, October 8th at 6:30pm I am virtually speaking at the OKC SQL Server User Group.  I had a blast there earlier this year when I presented at their SQL Saturday event.  Tonight I will be talking about Performance Tuning for Pirates! There will be free knowledge and food… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 8 October 2012

Upcoming speaking engagements

Ayyyy, matey being that today is the International Speak Like a Pirate Day I thought it was appropriate to post some future dates for my Performance Tuning for Pirates presentation.

You can download the slides, check out the reference material and videos here!

North Texas SQL Server Group

If your… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 19 September 2012

#TSQL2Day – A Day in the Life of A Service DBA

Today I am excited to join in with my #sqlfamily and participate in this months #tsql2day throw down. This month Erin Stellato is the king pin and her topic is “A day in the Life.” This gives me a great opportunity to explain a day in the life of a… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 18 July 2012

Stress Testing Stored Procedures with Free Tools

I currently have a presentation named Performance Tuning for Pirates. This presentation goes over using several free tools to help you with your performance tuning process. Today, I am happy to share my first video going over these tools.

Using SQLQueryStress to stress test Stored Procedures

SQLQueryStress by Adam… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 12 July 2012

First SQL Server UG Meeting in Harrisburg, PA

If you work with SQL Server and live in the Harrisburg area I have some great news for you. The newest SQLPASS User Group has been born in your neck of the woods. The Central PA SQL Server User Group (CPSSUG) will be having their first official meeting tomorrow on… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 9 July 2012

Free Training: Performance Tuning with Free Tools!

This week I have two presentations on my schedule. I get to give my Performance Tuning for Pirates presentation twice this week.

Pittsburgh SQL User Group Recap

On Tuesday, I presented my Performance Tuning for Pirates presentation at the Pittsburgh SQL Server User Group. Actually, I had a little tweak… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 28 June 2012

Getting Inspired with SQL Someday

Recently, I caught my during a kickoff with a new client saying, “Hello I am John, and I love SQL. If SQL Server asked for more heart I will not say no!” That’s right folks I am a very lucky guy. Everyday I get to wake up stroll on down… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 10 May 2012

Let’s Meetup [Updated]!

I have a confession to make. I like to meet people who also work with SQL Server. There are so many different ways to use SQL Server. I love to hear how people are using it differently than me.  One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to connect… Read more

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Posted in John Sterrett on 17 April 2012

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