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Tim Radney - Database Professional

Tim Radney - Database Professional by Tim Radney I am a Sr DBA for a top 40 US bank. I live in the south eastern US. I have been working with database since 1999 but only full time for the past three years.

Summit Sessions Day 2

Day two of sessions only had me attending three sessions.  One of them was 3 hours.  I started out after the keynote attending Klaus’s session on Advanced SQL 2008 troubleshooting.  Klaus had a huge crowd and covered some really good information.  I picked up a couple of new tips to apply when I get back to work next week.

My second session was probably one of the best I attended.  Thomas LaRock put on a sessions titled “Performance Tuning Made Easy”.  LaRock covered the method and framework for troubleshooting.  This really hit home for me.  I have attended numerous sessions on indexing, performance tuning with DMV’s, etc.  LaRock covered a step by step approach to troubleshooting that I will be implementing when I get back.

I finished out the day with Paul Randal in his Myth Busters session.  Paul always draws a crowd and puts on a great show.  Paul helps debunk common myths that are floating around.

There were several social events after day two of the sessions.  Idera had a happy hour at the Tap House, SQL Sentry put on an event at Pike Brewing Co, and Red-Gate had a dinner for the Friends of Red-Gate.  The Friend of Red-Gate dinner was at FareStart.  There is a wonderful story around FareStart where they take in homeless and nearly homeless folks and put them through culinary school.  The restaurant prepares 2500 lunches 7 days a week to be distributed around Seattle.  It is an amazing foundation.  This has inspired many of us to do something different within the SQL Community.  I spent a few hours with a couple of key people that have the resources to put together an amazing program.  I am looking forward to seeing something develop with them over the next several months.

Day two was a success for me.


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