Community

Here is a list of several different ways I pay it forward within the SQL Server Community.

I am a Microsoft Data Platform MVP.

I am the founder and chapter leader of the High Availability and Disaster Recovery Virtual Chapter. As of May 15, 2016 the virtual chapter has grown from zero members to  1717.

I am a chapter leader of the “Austin SQL Server User Group.”  I found the West Virginia SQL Server User Group.

organized four SQL Saturday’s  #36, #80, 362, and 461.

I was a PASS Regional Mentor for Mid-Atlantic and South Central US from 2011 to 2015

SQL Server Backups And Recovery

I co-Authored SQL Server Backups And Recovery

I wrote a book on SQL Server Backups and Recovery

I answer questions at AskSSC

I produce free training videos on YouTube and UserGroup.TV

I am a Friend of Redgate – Redgate Software

Nominated for PASSion Award in 2014 and 2015.

Awarded PASS Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2015 and 2016.

I present at the following conferences:

Microsoft Ignite 2017
Houston Techfest 2017
CodeStock 2017
SQL Connections 2015
SQL PASS Member Summit 2016
SQL PASS Member Summit 2015
SQL PASS Member Summit 2014
SQL PASS Member Summit 2013
SQL PASS Member Summit 2011
SQL PASS Member Summit 2010
SQL Rally 2011
KCDC 2015
KCDC 2014
Austin .NET Code Camp 2015

I GIVE WEBINARS

HADR VC – 8/8/2017 – HA 101 – Which HA Features are for you?
Idera GeekSync – 4/26/2017 – Intro Performance Tuning in Azure SQL DB
Data Architect VC 12/15/2016 – Table Partitioning: Secret Weapon for Big Data Problems
Cloud VC 7/21/2016 – Performance Tuning with Azure SQL Database
Cloud VC 7/7/2016 – Successfully Migrating to Azure SQL Database
Performance  VC – 2/2016 – “Synthetic vs Real-World Benchmarking”
Embarcadero – 11/12/2015 – “Troubleshooting Plan Changes with Query Store in SQL 2016”
Data Architecture VC – 9/29/2015 – “Adding VLDB to Availability Group”
Embarcadero DataU – 9/24/2015 – “Performance Tuning your Backups and Restores.” 
Embarcadero – 9/10/2015 – “7 Dangerous Myths DBA’s believe about Data Modeling”
Performance Palooza – 7/23/2015 – “Make SQL Server Queries Run Faster.”
Embarcadero – 5/20/2015 – “Make SQL Server Queries Run Faster”
Data Architecture VC – 3/2015 – “Make SQL Server Queries Run Faster”

Embarcadero – 2/11/2015 – “Congratulations, You’re a DBA.. Now What?”
HADR Virtual Chapter – 10/12/2014 – “Intro to High Availability with SQL 2014”
Performance VC – 8/28/2014 – “Workload Tuning with Distributed Replay”
Performance Palooza – 12/6/2012 – “12 Steps to Workload Tuning”
Performance VC – 6/28/2012 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates”
24 Hours of PASS – 3/21/2012 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates”

I DO ALL-DAY TRAINING

Pgh SQL Saturday #-  10/2/2015 –“Intro To High Availability with SQL Server”
Pittsburgh -5/22/2014 “Intro to High Availability with SQL Server”
Pgh SQL Saturday #250 – 9/13/2013 – “Intro To Performance Tuning”

I speak at SQL Saturday’s

SQL Sat 651 – Houston, TX – 6/17/2017 – Table Partitioning: Secret Weapon for Your Big Data Problems
SQL Sat 550 – San Antonio,TX – 8/13/2016 – Migrate to Azure SQL Database
SQL Sat 550 – San Antonio, TX – 8/13/2016 – Why Did My Plan Change?
SQL Sat 516 – Houston, TX – 5/14/2016 – Azure SQL Databases for DBA’s
SQL Sat 516 – Houston, TX – 5/14/2016 – Why Did My Plan Change, Intro to Query Store
SQL Sat 484 – Chicago, IL – 3/5/2016 – “Synthetic vs Real-World Replays”
SQL Sat 461 – Austin,TX 1/30/2016 – “Make Your SQL Queries Go Faster.”
SQL Sat 440 – Pittsburgh,PA – 10/3/2015- “Make Your SQL Queries Go Faster”
SQL Sat 436 – Las Vegas,NV – 9/12/2015 – “Make Your SQL Queries Go Faster”
SQL Sat 422 – Oklahoma City,OK – 8/29/2015 – “Check Daily Checklist.”
SQL Sat 364 – Boston, MA -4/18/2015 – “Automate Daily Checklist”
SQL Sat 364 – Boston, MA – 4/18/2015 – “Intro to Powershell for DBA”
SQL Sat 375 – Silicon Valley – 3/28/2015 – “Performance Tuning Panel”
SQL Sat 358 – Albuquerque,NM – 2/7/2015 – “Intro to HA and DR”
SQL Sat 324 – Baton Rouge,LA – 8/2/2014 – “Intro to Powershell for DBA”
SQL Sat308 – Houston, TX – 5/10/2014 – “Table Partitioning”
SQL Sat 308 – Houston,TX – 5/10/2014 – “Proactive Monitoring with PBM and CMS”
SQL Sat 277 – Richmond,VA -3/22/2014 – “12 Steps Workload Tuning”
SQL Sat 277 – Richmond,VA -3/22/2014 – “Automate Your Daily Checklist”
Sat 329 – Phoenix, AZ – 3/29/2014 – “Powershell for SQL Server DBA’s”
Sat 255 – Dallas, TX – 11/2/2013 – “Table Partitioning.”
SQL Sat 250 – Pittsburgh,PA – 9/14/2013 – “Table Partitioning”
SQL Sat 250 – Pittsburgh,PA – 9/14/2013 – “Build First AlwaysOn FCI”
SQL Sat 223 – Oklahoma City,OK – 8/24/2013 – “Table Partitioning”
SQL Sat 223 – Oklahoma City,OK -8/24/2013 – “First AlwaysOn FCI”
SQL Sat 173 – Washington DC – 12/2/2012 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates.”
SQL Sat 171 – Pittsburgh,PA – 10/2/2012 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates.”
SQL Sat 125 – Oklahoma City, OK – 8/25/2012 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates.”
SQL Sat 121 – Philadelphia, PA -6/9/2012 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates.”
SQL Sat 117 – Columbus, OH – 7/2/2012 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates.”
SQL Sat 107 – Houston, TX 4/23/2012 – “Evaluate Your Daily Checklist.”
SQL Sat 61 – Washington DC -12/4/2010 – “Evaluate Your Daily Checklist”
SQL Sat 57 – Houston, TX – 1/28/2011 – “SQL Server 2008 for Developers.”
SQL Sat 57 – Houston, TX – 1/28/2011 – “Evaluate Your Daily Checklist.”
SQL Sat 56 – Dallas, TX  – 10/23/2010 – “SQL Server 2008 for Developers.”
SQL Sat 36 – Wheeling, WV – 5/1/2010 –
“Introduction to Data Warehousing.”

I speak at User Groups

Some user groups include Pittsburgh, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Las Vegas, and Wheeling,

Austin South – 8/17/2015 – “Why Did My Plan Change? Intro to Query Store
Las Vegas – 11/12/2015 – “Why Did My Plan Change? Intro to Query Store”
Austin North – 10/20/2015 – “Troubleshoot Plan Changes with Query Store”
Austin North – 5/20/2015 – “Make SQL Server Queries Go Faster”
Austin South – 5/19/2015 – “Make SQL Server Queries Go Faster”
Houston SQL UG – 2/10/2015 – “Make SQL Server Queries Go Faster”
Austin .NET UG – 1/12/2015 – Make SQL Server Queries Go Faster”
Tulsa SQL UG – 10/9/2014 – “Table Partitioning: Secret Weapon for Big Data Problems”
Oklahoma City SQL UG – 9/8/2014 – “Table Partitioning: Secret Weapon for Big Data Problems”
North Texas UG – 8/21/2014 – “Workload Tuning with Distributed Replay”
Austin South – 7/17/2014 – “Is Independent Consulting For Me?”
Austin North – 7/16/2014 – “Is Independent Consulting For Me?”
AITP Wheeling – 5/21/2014 – “Intro to Availability Groups.”
Pgh SQL UG – 5/20/2014 – “12 Steps to Workload Tuning.”
Austin North – 4/16/2014 – “12 Steps to Workload Tuning”
Austin South – 4/15/2014 – “12 Steps to Workload Tuning”
San Antonio UG – 2/19/2014 – “Intro to Policy Based Mangement and CMS”
San Antonio UG – 1/15/2014 – “Partitioning: Secret Weapon for Big Data Problems”
Dell SQL Forum – 8/21/2013 – “Table Partitioning: Secret Weapon for Big Data Problems”
Austin North – 8/20/2013 -“Table Partitioning: Secret Weapon for Big Data Problems”
Austin South – 8/19/2013  –“Table Partitioning: Secret Weapon for Big Data Problems”
Austin North – 4/15/2013 – “Intro to Policy Based Management and CMS”
Austin South UG  – 1/21/2013 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates”
San Antonio UG  – 1/16/ 2013 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates”
Austin North UG – 1/15/2013 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates”
Oklahoma City UG – 10/8/2012 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates”
North Texas UG – 9/20/2012 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates”
Pittsburgh SQL UG – 6/28/2012 – “Performance Tuning for Pirates”
West Virginia SQL UG – 5/25/2012 – “Use RML Utilities to Get Your Next Raise!
Pgh Powershell UG – 5/15/2012 – “Intro to Powershell”