The SQL Saturday Thread

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

    SSC Guru

    Points: 715391

    Glad you enjoyed it. Pix looked great.

    I'm headed to Pensacola this weekend and Austin next month. No Albany for me, I'll be in the UK 🙁

  • Ray K

    SSC-Dedicated

    Points: 31058

    July 20 (one week from tomorrow), my hometown is hosting SQL Saturday #855 in Albany!

    Upstate New York is a great place to visit in the summer!

    Who's coming?

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  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 994546

    I've been accepted to speak at Providence, RI this year.  I'm presenting "Black Arts" Index Maintenance parts 1 & 2.

    https://www.sqlsaturday.com/892/Sessions/Schedule.aspx

    As a bit of a side bar, it'll be interesting to see how their schedule actually works out.  They're sessions are 55 minutes long and they only have 5 minutes between sessions.  Not much time between to visit the sponsor tables and it'll be interesting to find out how well they like that!

    It also doesn't provide much time for people with handicaps to make it to the next session.

    I'm also a bit amazed at how little there is offered in the areas of T-SQL programming and related performance improvement, especially for beginners.  There's also virtually nothing having to do with creating a "Restore Plan" or other DBA basics.  Pittsburgh has a whole track for "So you wanna be a DBA" and it's been extremely popular and well attended over the years.

    My understanding as to why they did this was to increase the number of sessions available for a limited number of rooms and still be able to get done by 4:30.  My personal feeling is that it's not going to go as well as they may think, especially with what sponsors may think.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Ray K

    SSC-Dedicated

    Points: 31058

    Jeff Moden wrote:

    I've been accepted to speak at Providence, RI this year.

    I'm presenting at Providence, too!  I'll see you there, Jeff!  Looking forward to seeing you again!

    This'll be my third time speaking at Providence, and they usually do a pretty good job!

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  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 994546

    Ray K wrote:

    Jeff Moden wrote:

    I've been accepted to speak at Providence, RI this year.

    I'm presenting at Providence, too!  I'll see you there, Jeff!  Looking forward to seeing you again! This'll be my third time speaking at Providence, and they usually do a pretty good job!

    I've also presented there before and they did do a great job... except the ones in the past always had 15 minutes between sessions.  This is the first time the interludes have only been 5 minutes.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Ray K

    SSC-Dedicated

    Points: 31058

    Who's going to be in Providence this weekend?  (Jeff Moden: besides you, that is; I already know you'll be there!)

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  • Michael L John

    One Orange Chip

    Points: 25734

    Ray K wrote:

    Who's going to be in Providence this weekend?  (Jeff Moden: besides you, that is; I already know you'll be there!)

     

    I was going to actually take a few days and hit Providence, and then Cape Cod or Westerly.  But, there's Cub Scout camping this weekend, and a birthday party on Sunday.  Grrrr.

    Michael L John
    If you assassinate a DBA, would you pull a trigger?
    To properly post on a forum:
    http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/61537/

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