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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of data management experience. He is a partner with Linchpin People and is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions.

Tim has spoken at international and local events including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, along with dozens of tech fests, code camps, and SQL Saturday events. He 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 or follow him on Twitter at

SQL Saturday Dallas Top Ten(ish)

So for those of you who attended SQL Saturday Dallas this past weekend, here’s my Top Ten(ish) list from the event:

  • Getting lost in the construction zone on Spring Valley on the way
  • A thousand Quest splat balls
  • Competing with SQL Saturday Portland and Indy Tech Fest on the same day – but knowing that ours was the biggest, because everything is bigger in Texas.
  • Monitoring the Twitter feed to keep tabs on everyone else.
  • Lunch outside in the courtyard (ah, the Texas summer sun…)
  • The elevator in which time comes to a standstill when moving 12 feet up.
  • Ice cream (thought the long line… not so much Top Ten)
  • Ordering a round of Buttfaces at Humperdink’s at the after party
  • Live taping of MidnightDBA episode
  • Crossing Centennial street without becoming a hood ornament
  • Joe Celko presenting
  • Joe Celko drinking
  • Knowing we’ll do it all again next year!


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Posted by Jason Brimhall on 25 May 2010

Nice list - sounds like it would have been interesting.

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