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The Smiling DBA

Thomas LeBlanc is a Business Intelligence Consultant/Data Warehouse Architect in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He uses his 25+ years in IT to help develop OLTP systems with normalized databases for high-performing T-SQL and end-to-end dimensional data marts using SSIS, SSAS, PPS, and Excel. His SQL Server certifications include MCSA 12, MCITP 08 BI and DBA, MCITP 2005 DBA, and MCDBA 2000. As a PASS volunteer, he is current chair of the Excel BI virtual chapter, past chair of the Data Architecture virtual chapter, and past virtual chapter mentor. He has helped the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group with SQLSaturdays and speaks at local IT meetings.

Archives: May 2013

SQLSaturday #220 Atlanta

From the tweets, it looks like there will be about 800 attendees sitting in on 11 different tracks with 5 or 6 sessions on each track. This will be the largest SQLSaturday event I have been a part of. It will be my first time at a SQLSaturday… Read more

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 17 May 2013

PASS Data Arch VC presents Robert Davis–Case Study: Designing a Global Scale-Out Architecture

Thursday May 16th at noon central, we are going to be educated by MCM and past SQL Server MVP Robert Davis talking about “How to deliver a public-facing website on a global scale.” The online webcast is part of the monthly presentations by the PASS Data Architect Virtual Chapter which… Read more

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 14 May 2013

SQLSaturday Atlanta #220–May 18th

I am pleased to be selected to present a session on Analysis Services at the Atlanta SQLSaturday this May 18th at Georgia State University. If you follow @SQLPass and #SQLSatAtl on twitter, you might have seen tweets about 775+ registered attendees for this event. You can still get on… Read more

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 6 May 2013