I've been accepted to speak at Providence, RI this year. I'm presenting "Black Arts" Index Maintenance parts 1 & 2.
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.
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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. 😉
How to post code problems
Create a Tally Function (fnTally)