This month again is our yearly speaker constest. As in the years before we have a group of speakers, some new and some experienced to give you a short overview of a special part of SQL Server. The list of speakers is not completely finalized, but here is what we have so far, in no particular order:
Dave Wentzel: Never Negotiate
Do you feel confident when you negotiate your salary with a new employer? Most technologists aren’t comfortable with their “sales” skills. It’s stressful. We’ve all read the “salary negotiation tips” articles on the web…we’ve tried them…and most of us aren’t happy with the results. Why?…the other side of the table has read those tips too, and knows how to counter them. Here’s the secret…never negotiate! I’ll show you some tricks I use to ensure I NEVER divulge what my “number” is. These tips even work with your kids or the car dealer. With some practice your sales skills will become stress-free. Would you like to see if they’ll work for you?
Dave Wentzel owned a consultancy focused on SQL Server, Vertica, and Hadoop prior to joining Microsoft as a Data Solution Architect. When you own a business you have to understand sales and Dave jumped at the opportunity to work with Microsoft in a quasi-sales role as it re-invents itself as a cloud-first company. Dave works with Microsoft customers integrating structured and unstructured data, whether on-premises or in the cloud.
Said Salomon: DBA Tips and Tricks 3
More scripts that are very useful for DBAs to have in their toolbox.
Said Salomon has over 30 years experience as an Information Technology Professional. He has a vast array of abilities in the field in the areas of Network, Desktop Support, DBA, Staff Project Management, Application Software Development, Business Analysis and Quality Assurance. Currently Said is a DBA at Kemper and Insurance company.
Daniel Hartshorn: R Server in 2016 – Perfect Together!
R has been around for quite a while. It is the language of Data Scientists and is very useful. Microsoft has embraced R in a very big way with the most conspicuous being its inclusion in SQL Server. This session will highlight the use cases around R Server, its architecture, and how to get started with it. We will also look through some examples of how it is used.
Dan Hartshorn is Principal Consultant at Hartshorn Associates. He is a leading BI, Data and SharePoint Enterprise Architect. Passionate advocate in using enterprise data as an asset to drive business results. By training Dan is actually statistician and is a real numbers and data geek.
Vlad Isaev: CPBDC-Lite (custom performance base-line data collection)
It is my own slant of creating baseline especially useful for SPs and FNs in production environment (where nothing but "LITE" can be used, it is my tool based on several known Performance DMV related scripts, which I modified and adjusted for every N minutes polling and saving a particular data. I am attaching the Doc outlining my Lite approach to base-line data collection, and will touch on several other alternatives and why they may need to be chosen as another approach to data collection for base-lining purposes.
Vladimir Isaev is a SQL Server consultant via SQL Experts, LLC. based in Delaware
Channa Mydur: SQL Server Management Objects
SQL Server Management Objects (SMO) is a collection of objects that are designed for programming all aspects of managing Microsoft SQL Server. In this presentation I am going to show you how we use them at Comcast to automate SSIS and SSAS tasks.
Channa is currently working as solution Architect for Comcast in Philadelphia center city location, helping build and manage applications primarily in Microsoft technologies.