SQLSaturday #59 – Speaker Interview Series #9 – with Scott Weinstein
To round off the week, we bring you a short interview with our next speaker Scott Weinstein, who is scheduled to give us two distinct presentations, one morning session, and one later in the day. So, you will have a chance to meet Scott and learn how to optimize your SQL Code, and leverage version control, to get your databases under control, respectively.
RP: Scott, please tell us a little about yourself, your background, your career and your involvement in the SQL Community.
SW: I'm a practice head of LabInteractive, at Lab49. Specifcially, that means technical oversight of multiple projects, with a focus on the UI development.
RP: What is your area of expertise? How did you become a DBA/SQL Professional?
SW: I'm a generalist in the .Net world. Often that means working with the SQL stack. More recently, I was a lead on a SQL BI projects.
RP: What advice would you give your fellow colleagues who are trying to become more senior professionals?
SW: Gain deep competence in at least one area, and sufficient competence in many.
RP: What are you working on currently? (Projects, Books/Articles, Speaking circuit, etc.)
SW: Tools for MS Reactive Extensions
RP: What are you looking forward to, or, what excites you the most about presenting at our SQLSaturday event in the capital of the world, NYC?
SW: Sharing hard won knowledge.
RP: Give us a preview of the topic and session you have planned for us at SQLSaturday#59
SW: I have two topics planned. The first is on "Keeping your SQL Code DRY" - as in learning how to refactor SQL code so that you don't have duplicate code scattered across your views, SP, and queries.
The second is on "Getting your database under version control" - with minimal effort and w/o any additional cost. And as a side benefit, you get tooling for database deployments w/ no extra effort.
RP: Good deal, Scott! Thanks for participating, and see you there. In the meanwhile, Scott maintains his blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/sweinstein.
Have a great weekend everybody! Stay bookmarked to the PearlKnows blog for more dynamic and exciting SQLSaturday#59 Speaker Interviews, coming next week. -RP