May is a great month for DBA’s and developers in Pittsburgh, PA and Wheeling, WV. Here are some great events you should attend this month.
Pittsburgh, PA and Wheeling, WV
Update 5/10/2011: Included SharePoint meeting as recommended by John Scott.
|May 11th||Greater Wheeling Chapter of AITP||Blogging – what is it and why should I?|
|May 11th||Pittsburgh SharePoint User Group||Upgrading to SharePoint 2010: A Panel Discussion|
|May 16th||Pittsburgh .NET User Group||Visual Studio Product Tour|
|May 24th||Pittsburgh SQL Server User Group||Virtualization and SAN Basics for DBAs|
|May 26th||WVPASS –Wheeling SQL UG||Database Mirroring: The Bear Necessities|
This week I will be getting my connect, share and learn on in Orlando, Florida at SQL Rally(yes, you can still sign up!). I cannot wait to connect with my friends in the SQL Server community. I also look forward to making some new ones. I will be sharing my knowledge on “Evaluating your Daily Checklist against 100+ instances of SQL Server while you get a cup of coffee.” I will also be participating in the Mock Interview Overdrive session hosted by Kevin Kline. I also look forward to learning from the vendors and some of the best presenters in the SQL Server community.
Speaking of vendors, I look forward to catching up with Confio, Idera, SQLSentry (bonus points for being a WVPASS sponsor), Quest, RedGate and DELL. I also look forward to meeting new vendors like entrinsik, Enterprise Software Solutions, Melissa DATA.
I am sure I will have some ad-hoc changes but I still want to share my schedule for next week.
|Wednesday||Free Day!||There are some really good pre-con sessions. I might jump in one of these sessions or see the sites of Orlando.|
|After-Hours Activities||Beer, Wings and SQL Networking at Buffalo Wild Wings|
|After-Hours Activities||Pirate’s Cove for miniature golf.|
|Thursday||Morning Session I||The Dirty Dozen: PowerShell Scripts for the Busy DBA – Aaron Nelson|
|Morning Session II||Visit the SQL Rally vendors!|
|Morning Session III||Understanding Storage Systems and SQL Server – Wes Brown|
|Lunch!||WIT Luncheon and Panel Discussion|
|Afternoon Session I||T-SQL Code Sins: The Worst Things We Do to Code, and Why – Jennifer McCown|
|Afternoon Session II||Writing faster queries – Tim Chatman|
|Afternoon Session III||SQL University: Lightning Talks – Jorge Segarra|
Conducting an Interview – Participating
|After-Hours Activities||meet up at nearby Old Town|
|Friday||Morning Session I||Big and Tall: When to Partition – Kendra Little|
|Morning Session II||Prepare for my presentation and visit vendors!|
|Morning Session III||Evaluate your daily checklist against 100+ instances of SQL Server while you get a cup of coffee – ME!|
|Afternoon Session I||Deadlocking for Mere Mortals – Jonathan Kehayias|
|Afternoon Session II||Windows PowerShell Best Practices for SQL DBA’s – Ed Wilson|
|Afternoon Session III||Fundamentals of SQL Server Internals – Jeremiah Peschka|