Day 3 at PASS Summit 2013, and the conference wraps up today strong with BOF (Birds of a Feather) lunch, and many more excellent presentations. Some of the highlights will be carried live on PassTV, if you’re not in the convention center. Coming up, Gail Shaw @SQLintheWild, Brian Knight founder of Pragmatic Works, Paul Randal CEO of SQLSkills.com, and @SQLKiwi Paul White (blog) You can click on Summit Live, and see the following sessions, streamed right to your browser:
· 03:15 PM GMT Dos and Don'ts of Database Corruption by Gail Shaw
· 04:45 PM GMT Community Interviews
· 05:00 PM GMT Data Mining in SQL Server Analysis Services by Brian Knight
· 06:30 PM GMT Community Interviews
· 06:45 PM GMT Index Fragmentation: Internals, Analysis, and Solutions by Paul Randal
· 08:00 PM GMT Community Interviews
· 08:15 PM GMT Parallel Query Execution by Paul White
· 09:30 PM GMT Farewell from PASStv
What are our experts currently working on? Let us know about any upcoming articles, books, presentations, projects, etc
So, Grant, what are you doing after the PASS Summit?
“I'm supposed to be writing a new edition for my Execution Plans book, but I've been a little remiss in getting it going. I'm writing a chapter for a project that isn't released yet.
I'm also writing several chapters for another project that's not released yet.
I'm ALSO taking part in a project with [Cluster MVP/SQL Server expert] Allan Hirt (@SQLHA) and [SQL MVP/SME] Denny Cherry (@MrDenny) that I'll let them announce and talk about.”
Not for lack of trying, I ping Denny, who didn’t reply, and Allan, who said we’ll just have to wait for the “Big” announcement, and can see it on his own industry blog, SQLHA.com.
Mattias Lind, just moved to Claremont AB, “an IT management and BI company in Sweden where my role is more of a Microsoft Data Platform Specialist & Architect. With that said I'm involved in a few projects making data closer to the consumer. Besides that I try to get my blog back up and running, deliver training and writing.”
Erland Sommarskog is “working on that article on error handling, yes! Well, not right now, and probably not before December, but I have made progress during the year.”
Rick Heiges, SQL MVP and Solutions Architect at Scalability Experts , just recently, prior to Summit 2013, finished and delivered a keynote for SQL Saturday 250 in Pittsburgh. Rick gave the opening comments on
“It is different than delivering and developing a technical presentation. I believe it was successful. “
Speaking of SQLSaturday, if you’re local or sticking around in Charlotte through the weekend, just when you thought it was safe to leave the convention center, a perfectly timed and FREE event for those of you who can’t stop the SQL lurnin, and interested in SQL BI, SQLSaturday#237, BI Edition, will take place tomorrow October 19, 2013 in Charlotte!
Located not too far at