[Video] PASS Data Community Summit Keynote: 5 Ways the Cloud Impacts Your Career

Succeeding as a data professional is all about placing the right bets at the right times. The more you know about what’s happening around you, the better bets you can place.

I’ve been working with databases for over two decades. In this session, I’ll invite you into my home to have a frank, honest discussion about where our industry has been recently, and where it’s heading next. We’ll look at how that will impact the available jobs in our industry, and how it impacts where you focus your spare training time. We’ll even look at job ads and resumes in an effort to help you stand out.

In one hour, I can’t make you a pro at everything – but I can help you understand where you need to be a pro, and how to make your resume reflect that. Join me for this recording of my PASS Data Community Summit keynote:

If you liked this session, there are plenty more, all free at PassDataCommunitySummit.com.

Big thanks to Redgate for organizing this year’s Pass Data Community Summit, and I’m honored to have been involved! I’ve already got my travel booked for the in-person event in Seattle in 2022, too. See you there!

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  • This was one of the better “keynote” presentations I’ve seen since I started watching presentations. Thanks for what you do. Brent. The new regime at PASS/Redgate was very thoughtful and quite wise in having you do this keynote.

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  • Alexander Speshilov
    November 18, 2021 6:18 pm

    Very cool keynote. I can’t agree with some small details, but definitely this is the very concrete, consistent, practical and clear vision.

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    • Thanks! Just out of curiosity (and I promise not to argue) – what do you feel differently about in there? (I actually thought there’d be more folks like yourself that would want to question some of my interpretations.)

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      • Alexander Speshilov
        November 18, 2021 7:28 pm

        The given analogy about live in apartment (as on premise) or in hotel (as in cloud) seems to me too exaggerated. To live in a castle (or to live in a mansion, or to live on a ranch) as “on premise” compared to live in a city as “cloud” seems to be more descriptive. In a castle (mansion, ranch) one should make everything by yourself (or servants – us). You should provide water, heating, security, keep stocks, repair some stuff. In a city there are common services (police, medical, fire department), shops etc. You do not need to keep stocks for the long cold winter.
        But you can’t “just to build another floor” in your home in a city. You can’t keep a goat at home. You can’t shoot a gun in the evenings from the window.

        PS: “Live in a hotel” is closer to build application only on AWS lambdas or similar technology.

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        • I see your point, and that’s totally fair.

          Although it does worry me a little that your application needs to shoot a gun in the evenings from a window, AND wants to keep a goat at home. Please don’t shoot the goat. He has so much to live for. 😉

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      • Alexander Speshilov
        November 18, 2021 7:33 pm

        So we are not bad on capacity planning. We just used to plan “stocks for winter”.

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  • “But you can’t “just to build another floor” in your home in a city. You can’t keep a goat at home. You can’t shoot a gun in the evenings from the window.”

    BWAAAA-HAAAA-HAAA!!!! SURE YOU CAN!!! Just ask the Developers! 😀

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    • Alexander Speshilov
      November 18, 2021 7:45 pm

      Yes you can. But this decision is rather expensive.

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      • Precisely my point. 😉 Heh… enable your irony detectors

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        • Alexander Speshilov
          November 18, 2021 8:16 pm

          I’m the software architect, who explain such things twenty times a day every day (why and when you should and why and when you shouldn’t). To business customers, to devs, to DBA, to support, to “innovative digital managers”.
          My irony detectors works fine, but this is the irony of Jeeves from old British TV series 🙂

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  • Great keynote! Although I have to admit, I think I may have been hypnotized by the eyes of that fish photo..

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