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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience. Tim is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions and is a Linchpin People teammate. Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. He is a board member at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2. You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.

SQL Saturday Baton Rouge – Session Evaluations

I received my evaluation summary from the SQL Saturday event in Baton Rouge earlier this month.  This was the first event in which I did more than just one session (and back-to-back sessions at that), and I’d just gotten over the flu as well, so I was a little nervous about how I’d present, but all told it worked out well.  I’d like to see the “Average” column empty with respect to session content, but was glad to see the majority of instructor ratings in the “Excellent” column.  I was fortunate to have Steve Jones in my scripting session, and he’s planning to send me a few notes on things I can do to improve.

 

Session Title: SSIS: Beyond the Basics

 

Poor

Average

Good

Excellent

Session overall:

       

How easy was the Session to understand?

 

1

7

17

Was the content suited to your requirements?

 

1

7

17

Were the topics covered in sufficient detail?

 

1

5

20

Would you recommend this Session to others?

 

1

7

15

Overall rating of the Session?

 

1

5

18

 

 

Poor

Average

Good

Excellent

Instructor:

       

Ability to provide real world experience?

   

4

23

Ability to respond appropriately to questions?

   

5

20

How well prepared was the instructor?

   

5

20

Knowledge of subject matter?

   

3

20

Presentation abilities?

 

1

3

20

Overall rating of instructor?

   

4

20

 

Summary Comments

More basic than expected. Excellent “Food for Thought”. Awesome Presentation! Great Session! Strong voice with good diction. Great to listen to in an after lunch session. Tim was an excellent speaker. Brought up useful concepts that we need to try. Finally a really great session!! Great session and Demos.

 

 

Session Title: SSIS Scripting

 

 

Poor

Average

Good

Excellent

Session overall:

       

How easy was the Session to understand?

   

14

 

Was the content suited to your requirements?

 

1

16

 

Were the topics covered in sufficient detail?

   

16

 

Would you recommend this Session to others?

   

13

 

Overall rating of the Session?

   

15

 

 

 

Poor

Average

Good

Excellent

Instructor:

       

Ability to provide real world experience?

   

9

15

Ability to respond appropriately to questions?

 

1

9

13

How well prepared was the instructor?

   

8

17

Knowledge of subject matter?

   

8

15

Presentation abilities?

   

10

14

Overall rating of instructor?

   

10

14

 

Summary Comments

The presentation is kind of long. I’m definitely a beginner but even I was able to understand his presentation. Very informative. Great information.

Comments

Posted by Jack Corbett on 12 August 2009

Congrats on the good results Tim.  Hope I get into the Beyond the Basics session sometime.

Posted by Steve Jones on 12 August 2009

I thought you a good job, and I owe you suggestions. Coming today!

Posted by Patrick LeBlanc on 12 August 2009

Thanks Tim, all the reviews that I have received were GREAT from your presentations.  Hopefully you can come back next year.  Mark your calendar, August 14th 2010.

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