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I’m Speaking! SQL Saturday #397 – Omaha



I recently blogged about the opportunity to speak at that the Omaha SQL Server User group.  In a nutshell, being a co-founder of the group back in 2007, I never presented to the group as a speaker.  In July, I finally got that chance.

Now I have another opportunity.  Just like with the user group, being an organizer of the first two SQL Saturday’s in Omaha (91 & 197), I never submitted to be a presenter.  WithSQL Saturday #397, I finally submitted and two of my sessions were selected.  As such, this weekend I’ll be traveling back to my hometown.  I’m looking forward to seeing old friends, enjoy great food, and of course, presenting to the SQL community.

The schedule is packed with fantastic speakers and the event is being held in a great venue so this is definitely an event you don’t want to miss.  So if you like good people, free training, hanging out with other geeks, come on out to Mammel Hall on Saturday, August 15th, 2015.  Join us and learn something.

Here are the abstracts for my sessions.  Please do come out and see me!

Social Networking Is Alive!

SocialMediaIsAlive!Social Media is all over the news today. Did you see that on Facebook? Johnny 5 said what on Twitter? Can you believe Susie moved to that company? Do any of those sound familiar? No?  Never heard of Twitter or LinkedIn? Have no fear, this is the session for you!  Social networking can be a very confusing and intimidating place. What makes it even worse, is when you have no clue even where to start.  In this session, we will go over different facets of Social Networking and Media and how you can use them to enhance not only your personal lives but just as importantly, your professional one. For example, did you know you can get help from some of  the top minds in the SQL Server profession by using the #SQLHELP hash tag for free? We will show you how! We’ll be covering that and more using Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

10 Things Every DBA Should Know!

Are you new to the world of Databases? Are you a developer wanting to improve your SQL Skills? If you answered ‘Yes’ to either of those questions, then this is the session for you! John will be reviewing things that he’s seen in his experiences working with databases that every DBA should know and understand. He will demonstrate and\or explain every day things like Auto Shrink, SELECT *, Index Basics and 7 others! You will leave this session walking away with knowledge you can implement right away.

FREE Training

Remember that this event is a FREE day of awesome SQL Server training and professional development.  The only cost to you is if you decide to purchase lunch! Check out the schedule and register.  In today’s economy, how can you afford to pass up FREE training?!?!

If you make it out either of my sessions, make sure to come up and introduce yourself as I’d love to meet you! I look like a mean DBA but I promise that I’m not.  =)

See you in Omaha!