Tribal Awards Finalists

, 2014-12-16

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a list of the finalists! Head on over to vote now.

The Finalists:

Best Article

Gail Shaw -  Gail Shaw's SQL Server Howlers

David Peter Hansen -  When does SQL Server partition split move data?

Aaron Bertrand -  Readable Secondaries on a Budget

Jeff Moden -  Hierarchies on Steroids #1: Convert an Adjacency List to Nested Sets

Rob Sewell -  PowerShell Snippets A Great Learning Tool

Best Blog

Pinal Dave -  http://blog.sqlauthority.com/

Paul Randal - http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/

Thomas LaRock - http://thomaslarock.com

Brent Ozar - www.brentozar.com/blog

Koen Verbeeck - http://blogs.lessthandot.com/index.php/author/koenverbeeck/

Fantasy Mentor

Paul Randal

Brent Ozar

Grant Fritchey

Kevin Kline

Kendra Little

Best Presentation

Rimma Nehme, PASS Summit 2014, Keynote on cloud

Mladen Prajdic - SQL Server and Application Security for Developers - PASS Summit 2014

Steph Locke - Introduction to R (SQL Relay & SQLBits)

Niko Neugebauer – ETL Patterns with Clustered Columnstore – PASS Summit 2014

Alex Whittles - Using PowerPivot and DAX to predict and win Fantasy F1 (SQLRelay)

Beyond the Call of Duty

Alex Whittles

Steph Locke

David Klee

Jen Stirrup

Grant Fritchey

Best New Community Voice

Andy Yun

Chathrine Wilhelmsen

Oz Locke

Luan Moreno Medeiros Maciel

Ginger Grant

Best New Book

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration -  Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Steven Wort, Ross LoForte, Brian Knight

SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP Inside the SQL Server 2014 Hekaton Engine – Kalen Delaney

SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization by Benjamin Nevarez

SQL Server Query Performance Tuning 4th Edition by Grant Fritchey

SQL Server Source Control Basics by Rob Sheldon, Rob Richardson, and Tony Davis

Best Free PowerShell Script

CentralDB – CrazyDBA

Scanning errorlog – Allen White http://sqlblog.com/blogs/allen_white/archive/2012/09/25/scanning-the-error-log-with-powershell.aspx

Growing Log Files - Mike Fal http://www.mikefal.net/2014/12/04/growing-log-files-responsibly/

DBCC Memory Status – Tim Chapman http://blogs.msdn.com/b/timchapman/archive/2012/08/16/how-to-parse-dbcc-memorystatus-via-powershell.aspx

SQLPSX - Chad Miller, Mike Shepard, Laerte Junior, Steve Murawski, Bernd Kriszio, Max Trinidad http://sqlpsx.codeplex.com/

Best Twitter Account

@BrentO

@PaulRandal

@SQLSoldier

@DataChick

@MidnightDBA

Best Costume

James Rowland Jones, SteamPunk (second from the left) http://ozar.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Costumes-2.jpg

Andrea Allred, Princess https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1tSY4cCAAA8pJn.jpg:large

Bob Pusateri, a Village Person - http://asylumphotography.smugmug.com/PassPictures/Pass-Summit-2014/45772217_rHhcPM#!i=3701215092&k=5PkcdvX&lb=1&s=A

Argenis Fernadez -Rainbow Unicorn https://twitter.com/SQLSnark/status/530782685938319362/photo/1

Steve Jones - Rainbow legwarmers http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Images/24462.png

Go vote now!

Fabulous Prizes

The winner of each category will not only receive their own CUSTOM trophy (ho ho yes, we go the extra mile), but there is a prize to each winner as well. So, what will our winners win?

Best Free PowerShell Script - In honor of you making your script free, we’re giving you money. Well, the closest thing to money, an amazon gift certificate

Best User Group – Everyone who attends the next meeting gets a book from our library!

Best New Book about SQL – Even writers sometimes like to read, so we’ll send you a new book of your choice.

Best Outfit – We’d like to help with your outfit, if there’s an accessory we can add, we’ll get it for you (within reason).

Article that saved my bacon – Bacon jam.

Beyond the call of duty – a Backpack of Holding or Handbag of Holding, whichever you prefer.

Best Twitter Account – A very special T-Shirt

Best Presentation at a Conference – A sparkling new remote

Best New Community Voice – A free license of a Red Gate tool

Blog of the Year – Some Etip gloves, so you can keep writing even when the heat goes off!

Person you’d most like to have as a Mentor – Let’s face it, being Fantasy-Mentor level famous is hard, so you probably like a drink now and again. So the prize is a nice corkscrew set. If nothing else, it’s good for a re-gift.

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