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PASS Summit Eval – Extended Events

2012/01/05

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I had two sessions at the PASS Summit this past year in which I spoke.  The first session went great, but the second was even better. 

The second session was as the last time slot on the last day and I didn’t expect to see anyone in the room.  I had made a couple bets that there would be 10 or so people in the room.  I was wrong, dead wrong.  The room was packed and the official count was 122 people in attendance.

The second session was Extended Events, Work Smarter Not Harder:

There are many ways to performance monitor your SQL Server environment. In this session we’ll review Extended Events, which is one of the newer SQL Server monitoring platforms. Learn the ins and outs of how to get detailed information on the errors and events that occur within SQL Server and how to dig into the information. With a few T-SQL statements, issues that could take weeks to research can be investigated in minutes.

Overall Ratings

As with the last session, the ratings for this session were pretty good.  All of them were above 4.5; which means @dancem0m buys me a free lunch at Fogo de ChaoI should tell her that.  In all seriousness, though, I like where the scores landed, I think the practicing and experience in presenting is paying off.

How would you rate the Speaker’s presentation skills? 4.66
How would you rate the Speaker’s knowledge of the subject? 4.80
How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description and experience level to the actual session? 4.77
How would you rate the quality of the presentation materials? 4.58
Did you learn what you expected to learn? 4.72

Commentary

Of course, I like comments.  They help provide some context for the scores.  And the comments from this session were pretty good.

Did you learn what you expected to learn?

How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description and experience level to the actual session?

How would you rate the quality of the presentation materials?

How would you rate the Speaker’s presentation skills?

What will you take away from this session?

What would you change to improve the overall quality of this session

Summary

It’s extremely gratifying to see all of the positive feedback.  And the criticisms above are justified, they are definitely areas that I try to work on.  The jokes part – it’s all about balance and very tricky.  If you haven’t looked at Extended Events, take a look at the session on the Summit DVDs, let me know what you think. Thanks again to every one that attended.

Related posts:

  1. PASS Summit Evals – Plan Cache Querying
  2. PASS Summit 2011 Session Materials
  3. Speaking At The PASS Summit


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