Jeremiah, Brent and I will heading to the SQLIntersection Conference in Las Vegas from October 27-31. Here’s why you should join us.
You’ve got room to be heard
SQLIntersection is held in fast-paced Las Vegas, but it has a small town feel. This is a new conference. It doesn’t have the “hectic family reunion” feeling of some other big SQL Server events yet. That’s actually really cool! You’ve got loads of chances to ask the super talented presenters about how you can solve your own technical challenges. (It’s so great to be part of this group!)
To make the most of this, just remember:
- Presenters want your questions– we love it when you ask that question in the back of your mind during a session.
- Bring your business cards to trade. They don’t have to be fancy, and you can make your own. (People just want help remembering names.)
We’re giving a pre-con AND a post-con
Jeremiah, Brent and I are giving two full-day workshops. At our last SQLIntersection post-con, we demonstrated deadlocks by causing a presentation remote to explode, then later got into a bit of trouble because our class laughed so loudly they scared the neighbors. We’re going to keep it fun, action packed, and uber-geeky.
Join us for one (or both) of these events:
Accidental DBA Starter Kit
Brent, Jeremiah, and Kendra: Pre-Con Sunday, Oct 27
You’re responsible for managing SQL Servers, but you’ve never had formal training. You’re not entirely sure what’s going on inside this black box, and you need a fast education on how SQL Server works. In one day, you’ll learn how to make your SQL Server faster and more reliable. You’ll leave armed with free scripts to help you find health problems and bottlenecks, a digital set of posters that explains how SQL Server works, and an e-book that will keep your lessons moving forward over the next 6-12 months.
Scale Up or Scale Out: When NOLOCK Isn’t Enough
Brent, Jeremiah, and Kendra: Post-Con Thursday, Oct 31
Partitioning, replication, caching, sharding, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, Enterprise Edition, bigger boxes, or good old NOLOCK? You need to handle more data and deliver faster queries, but the options are confusing. In this full-day workshop, Brent, Kendra, and Jeremiah will share the techniques they use to speed up SQL Server environments both by scaling up and scaling out. We’ll share what features might save you hundreds of development hours, what features have been a struggle to implement, and how you can tell the difference. This workshop is for developers and DBAs who need to plan long term changes to their environment.
You can specialize using session tracks
I love that the SQLIntersection schedule is arranged by “track”. Want to focus on performance? You can attend three sessions in a row on perf-related topics. Interested in High Availability? You can do a whole block of that too.
If you’re looking to broaden your experiences instead of specialize, you can still cherry pick the sessions that you want to attend the most regardless of track. You can even go super broad and check out app dev sessions at DevIntersection at no extra cost.
Last chance to get a registration deal
For $1,994 before Sept 16th, you can get the Show Package: the conference, PLUS a pre-con or post-con of your choice, PLUS your choice of a Surface RT, Xbox, or a $300 gift card. (I know which one I’d pick– do you?)
For $2,394, you get all that plus ANOTHER pre-con or post-con — and that’s a whole lotta SQL Server training for one conference.
Use the discount code OZAR when you register to get another $100 off. (Clever code, isn’t it?) Register here.