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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).

SQL Rally

clip_image003I believe I’ve been far too quiet about this event.

In May, in Orlando Florida, there will be a two day SQL Server conference called SQL Rally put on by PASS. This is a somewhat unique event since the sessions have all been chosen by the community. That’s right, a series of votes was held online (and if you missed it, you weren’t paying attention) so that all of you were able to decide which sessions you’d most like to see. I’m bringing this up because, now, it’s up to you to register and go.

Did I mention the pre-con? No? Well, there will be a one-day pre-conference seminar. There are multiple sessions of excellent material at the pre-con. These were also voted on by the community. One of them just happens to be a full day session on query tuning called “Query Performance Tuning: Start to Finish” (catch that little bit of racing tie-in, yeah!) that I’ll be putting on. I’m busting my nether regions to put together a great session. I just need you guys to show up to make it perfect.

This is a short, sharp, inexpensive, easy to get to (in the old days, all roads lead to Rome, now, all airlines lead to Orlando International) event with top speakers from around the country presenting sessions that you picked. Why haven’t you registered? Get on over to the web site. Get your registration in. Plus, if you register now, you save $100, so that’s nice.

Comments

Posted by ThomasLL on 18 February 2011

See ya in Orlando.

Thomas

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