I am excited to share with everyone that I am speaking at the PASS Summit in Seattle on Wednesday this week. The Summit is by far the biggest event for database administrators and anyone who likes to work with data. I would refer to it as the Super Bowl for Database Administrators. I will be participating in both a chalk talk and lightning talk.
Chalk-Talk is a forty minute interactive talk in the vendor expo hall. I will be presenting SQL Server 2008 for Developers with a twist. I will provide a list of topics and the crowd (yes this is you everyone) can pick the topics we cover. That’s right everyone, even though I think Table Value Parameters is the most under used feature for developers we can skip it if you are more interested in other topics.
Lightning-Talk is a quick five minute talk about anything the speaker wants to talk about. There is a session each day dedicated to Lightning talks and they will include seven speakers. I will give a talk over using Profiler to troubleshoot third party applications. This tip was very important to me when I became a production DBA and I am sure it will help others.