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SQLSaturday #57 – Houston – Sessions Announced


The FREE training event known as SQLSaturday #57 will be held in Houston on January 29, 2011, at Bammel Church of Christ on FM 1960 (about 3 miles west of I-45). As the leader of the Houston Area SQL Server User Group, I am also on the steering team for SQLSaturday #57 and specifically have pestered lots of folks over the past few months to submit sessions for presentation.  The call for speakers closed on December 30, and a team of volunteers has reviewed the sessions submitted (approximately 90) to narrow down the final selections to the number of slots we have available (42), plus a handful of alternates in case of last minute cancellations. 

We had a good variety of sessions and speakers to choose from – ensuring that there should be something of interest to almost anyone who is a SQL Server Professional.

A big THANK YOU to the following folks who helped on the Program Committee:

  • Steve Allison
  • Eric Cruz
  • Ken Goins

The sessions selected and currently confirmed for presentation, as either a primary or alternate session, are:

Last Name First Name Session Title
Adams Ryan Manage Your Shop with CMS and Policy Based Management
Adams Ryan Mirroring: The Bear Necessities
Assaf William Powershell for DBAs
Assaf William SQL Server DMV Overview
Barkhouse Trevor A PowerShell Cookbook for DBAs
Barkhouse Trevor Deadlock Detection, Troubleshooting, & Prevention
Beckham Jeremy Putting the Development back in SharePoint Development
Boles Kevin Advanced TSQL Solutions
Boles Kevin Parallel Query Execution Deep Dive
Boles Kevin SQL Server Memory Deep Dive
Brown Wesley Understanding Storage Systems and SQL Server
Cook John SQL Server Tools, Tips, and Tricks
Costello Tim Source Code Control for the SQL Developer
Costello Tim Tableau: Delivering Self-Serve BI
Dudley Brian Keeping up with the JOINes
Dudley Brian Power up the Charts — Adding code to SSRS
Hiten Geoff Bad SQL
Hiten Geoff Clustering for Mere Mortals.
Hiten Geoff Fast Track Data Warehouse
Hiten Geoff SQL Server “Denali” High Availability
Humphrey Eric Object Relational Mappers for the DBA
Humphrey Eric So What Can I Do With PowerShell?
Knight Randy Visual Studio 2010 Database Projects
Landrum Rodney DBA Repository Update 2010 Using SSIS and SSRS
LeBlanc Patrick SSIS: Configuring, Deploying and a Little Tuning
LeBlanc Patrick What’s new in Reporting Services R2
LeBlanc Thomas Execution Plan Basics
LeBlanc Thomas Transition from DBA to BI Architect
Loski Russel Stored procedure tracing using the xml datatype
M Anthony SQL Azure and Me!
McCown Jennifer T-SQL Code Sins: The Worst Things We Do to Code
McCown Sean Beginning Powershell for DBAs 1.0
McCown Sean Beginning Powershell for DBAs 1.5
McCown Sean Deploying SSIS packages with Powershell
McCown Sean It’s not called Wussyshell
Minkin Drew Data Mining in Action: A case study
Mitchell Tim Dynamic SSIS with Expressions and Configurations
Nelson Aaron The Dirty Dozen: PowerShell Scripts for Busy DBAs
Norman Tom Compliance, Auditing and Encryption in Sql Server
Norman Tom Policy Based Management
Norman Tom Production Virtual Sql Server, My First!
Pearson William Documenting Your Integrated Microsoft BI Solution
Pearson William Getting Started with MDX
Richards Dean Best Practices for SQL Server on VMWare
Rigsby Brian Zen Coding
Stein David Choose Your Own (Reporting) Adventure – SSRS Survivor Series
Sterrett John Evaluate your daily checklist using CMS and PBM
Sterrett John SQL Server 2008 for Developers
Vettor Rob Microsoft Entity Framework 4.0 for DBAs
Welker Erin Zero to cube in 1 hour
Whiteside Ira Creating a Metadata Mart with SSIS – Data Governance
Wilson Nancy Managing SQL Server in the Enterprise with TLAs
Wong Jason Ask Why My Query So Slow?

 

However, this session list is still subject to change if there are speaker cancellations or other impacts; we will attempt to keep the list current to reflect any last minute changes at the official SQLSaturday 57 website. This site also lists the current schedule, so that you can start planning your day.

There is still time to register to attend this FREE training event (although there is a $10 charge for lunch and a vegetarian option is provided).  Also, there will be a networking event (aka “after party”) at the Outback Steakhouse (5710 FM 1960 W) near the event site on Saturday evening.  They will be ready at 6:00 pm to accommodate our group. Happy Hour pricing will be applied until 8:00 pm.  If you plan to attend, be sure when you register to select the option to attend the “post event social”. We need a good count to provide the restaurant as to the expected number of people.

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