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The Scary DBA

I have twenty+ years experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development and database administration. I work forRed Gate Software as a Product Evangelist. I write articles for publication at SQL Server Central, Simple-Talk, PASS Book Reviews and SQL Server Standard. I have published two books, ”Understanding SQL Server Execution Plans” and “SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled.” I’m one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group and its current president. I also work on part-time, short-term, off-site consulting contracts. In 2009 and 2010 I was awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. In the past I’ve been called rough, intimidating and scary. To which I usually reply, “Good.” You can contact me through grant -at- scarydba dot kom (unobfuscate as necessary).

Seacoast SQL Users Group

Tomorrow is the Seacost SQL Server User’s Group inaugural meeting. I’ll be presenting a session called “Understanding Execution Plans.” It’s my introductory session on execution plans and I love giving it. Please come by and support this new user group. Mike Walsh (blog | twitter), the new user group president, is under the impression I draw a big crowd. While that isn’t true, please show up anyway just so that Mike has a successful first meeting. I promise a bit of free stuff. Remember, interactivity is bribed encouraged.


Comments

Posted by edwisdahl on 13 April 2010

Good luck Grant.  Are the slides / demos going to be available for this session?  I will be doing a similar session at SQL Saturday #38 in Jacksonville and wouldn't mind looking over your presentation to make sure that I'm haven't overlooked anything really important...  

Posted by Grant Fritchey on 13 April 2010

Thanks. Yes, I post pages of resources on my blog to make this stuff easier to track down. It's located here: scarydba.wordpress.com/resources

Good luck on your presentation.

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