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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).

PASS Summit Content Survey Results

The results of a survey conducted by the PASS organization have been posted (thanks to the Board for all their work, again). Since getting to speak at PASS is a competition, I really shouldn’t be pointing this out, because I’d like to speak again. However, if you’re trying to decide whether or not a detailed discussion of Windows Server 2008 Collation would be more interesting to the attendees than a session on Filtered Indexes (it wouldn’t) you can go check it out on the survey. It should help you make better choices for what the attendees want to see. Of course, if everyone runs off and submits sessions on the same four or five topics, that’s going to open up others. Regardless, this is a service to the attendees because we should get more interesting sessions because of this survey. The survey is also a service to potential speakers because we’re going to be able to decide where to focus our efforts.

But you know what, I really don’t know what I’m talking about, so why don’t you just ignore me and get back to working on your slide deck on Collation, lots of people want to see it, really.


Comments

Posted by ThomasLL on 23 April 2010

Thanks for the link, look foward to talking with this weekend in New York.

Thomas LeBlanc

Posted by Grant Fritchey on 23 April 2010

Me too. Leaving work in about 3 hours to drive home, pick up the Mrs. & then head for NYC.

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