SQLPam's Blog

January 27, 2013

SQL Saturday Tampa #192

Filed under: Community,SQL Saturday — sqlpam @ 1:17 pm

It is that time of year again.  This is the sixth year I have geared up for a new SQL Saturday in Tampa.  I am very excited this year.  I hope you are planning on attending.  (register

For the last 4 years we have been generously sponsored by K-Force at their national headquaters in Ybor City.  They bent over backwards in an attempt to make us feel at home.  As a result, we have grown to the point we have out grown them.  My deepest gratitude to K-Force for their continued support of the technical community. 

This year we are moving on.  We will be hosted by Hillsborough Community College at the Ybor Campus.  They are graciously supplying us with a number of rooms which will allw us to bring our attendees more session selection than ever before.  The rooms will be split between two buildings.  We are just a few blocks away from K-Force – so no need to learn a new area.  I am hoping our attendees will enjoy our new location.

The new location has a number of benefits for us.  First, we have more rooms which means more sessions resulting in more options for our attendees.  Next, we are able to open our sponsor pool to local recruiters – something that was not allowed at K-Force for obvious reasons.  My hope is this will take some of the pressure off from our nation sponsors who are starting to feel spread pretty thin.

We will also be hosting 3 pre-cons this year!

For the DBAs: SQL Server Internals from the practical angle by Dmitri Korotkevitch

The session covers how SQL Server stores the data and works with indexes; how to design efficient indexing strategies; how different database objects types implemented internally and what are pros and cons of them; explains why do we have locking and blocking in the system and how to deal with concurrency issues and, finally, shows a few methods that can help with performance troubleshooting of the system.

For the BI enthusiasts: Taking the Next Step with Reporting Services by Jessica Moss

In this full day session, Jessica teaches you how to enhance your basic reports to make them more appealing, flexible, and user-friendly.  You will learn how to create advanced reports using expressions and actions, and finally, you will learn how to use best practices to administer your reporting solution with ease.  Jessica’s extensive industry experience will be apparent as she shares best practices and case studies while improving the AdventureWorks sample reports as her examples.

For Professional Development: Creating Your Best Technical Presentation: A Speaker Workshop by Buck Woody

This is a workshop-style session. That means that each attendee will be required to prepare and deliver a mini-session that will be refined throughout the day. Laptops and Internet Connectivity is required.  This is very hands on – so rgistrations on tis session are very limited.

Register today to assure your seat!

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