I started out by encouraging the attendees to become involved in their local user group, about 50% said that they had attended a user group at least 4 times in the last year, and in PASS.
In this session I give the reasons I believe that stored procedures are the best way to access data in SQL Server and I encourage discussion of other access methods (Linq to SQL, Entity Framework, nHibernate, etc...). I have 3 main points that I cover:
I had some good interaction, but, as you would expect at a SQL Server event, it was hard to find a proponent of ORM tools so I had a friendly crowd. Prior to my session I had a good discussion with Chris Eargle (@KodeFuGuru) who does a presentation on RESTful Data that uses an ORM layer for data access. He was in a tough spot in the speaker room with multiple DBA's present, but was a good discussion. I need more of that.
Based on the speaker/session evaluation I did a good job in communicating what the session was and covered the material as expected. Here are the numbers (I had 2 blank evals):
- Did Not Meet - 0
- Met - 10
- Exceeded - 8
- 1 - 0
- 2 - 0
- 3 - 1
- 4 - 8
- 5 - 9
I always enjoy attending these events and presenting just adds to the enjoyment. Thanks again to Stuart (@StuartA) and crew for putting on a great event.