Setting Session Skill Levels

  • Kathi Kellenberger

    SSC Enthusiast

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    Comments posted to this topic are about the item Setting Session Skill Levels

  • primitivefuture2006

    Old Hand

    Points: 359

    Hi Kathi,

    Do you possibly have a link to those window function sessions? I'd love to check it out, thanks!

  • Rod at work

    SSC-Dedicated

    Points: 33137

    Kathi, I like your idea of having the intro PowerPoint deck running on repeat, describing the skills level to comprehend what you'll discuss. As someone whose sat in sessions that I thought were for beginners, but instead turned out to be advanced (to me, at least), I really appreciate know ahead of time. That way I can find something more appropriate to my understanding.

    Kindest Regards, Rod Connect with me on LinkedIn.

  • pietlinden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 62452

    I think having a slide so attendees can decide whether the presentation will benefit them is a good idea. I think it would be a good idea to include that on the SQLSaturday website, too, so people can read it while creating their schedules. I don't want to be one of those dummies taking up a seat in a presentation that's going to be way over my head.

  • jesuscanales

    Newbie

    Points: 2

    Kathi, what you mention is important, it would help a lot to the participants (in the sense of obtaining the concrete information) and to the speaker (in the sense of being able to deepen in details of the subject) this will help to promote that the conference gets to be enjoyed to the maximum .

    I take this opportunity to reiterate the request for primitivefuture2006

    Greetings from Peru

  • Matt Miller (4)

    SSC Guru

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    You may not have this luxury in every venue but I ended up working in a short description of what was meant by beginner or intermediate into the session description.

    Something like

    "This session assumes some familiarity with using window functions against SQL aggregates, and will discuss the finer or lesser known attributes of these functions.  The content is intended for technical roles."  (sorry I haven't had the privilege to sit through your sessions so I'm guessing at the content 🙂 )

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  • David Conn

    SSCertifiable

    Points: 5543

    Biggest problem that I have with these Windows Functions is that the Concept is straight-forward but the T-SQL Syntax to achieve the desired result is Arcane.

    It's almost like the education needs to be reversed. Instead of showing some confusing SQL then showing the Result it needs to be this is what you get then show how to do it.

    Hard for me to explain what I want. Sometimes I'm a Learner sometimes a Mentor.

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