In just a couple of weeks (9-14 November 2014),Â we’ll be at our twice-yearly conference, SQLintersection. We’re really looking forward to it as our conference is different than many others… our sessions are hand-picked and combined to create daily “tracks” with themes. Often, I’ll even ask a speaker if they could talk about x orÂ y orÂ z so that it fits in well with that day’s theme. And, I only ask experts in those areas to speak. But, not just experts – truly great speakers. We really want you to walk away from a session empowered. And, nothing is more empowering than truly understanding something. Our speakers are available. If you don’t get a question answered during a session then stay after. Or, come to one of our open Q&A sessions (these are great fun). The point – we’re there to get your questions answered so that you can go back to the office with immediate solutions; immediate ROI for your time away.
SQLintersection: Great Speakers!
Iâ€™m so excited about this lineup. All of these speakers are top-rated, SQL experts that have been around in this field for years (some can even boast decades) but are still focused on consulting. Every speaker is a SQL Server MVP (with the except of the Microsoft speakers â€“ but, I donâ€™t think anyoneâ€™s going to question their SQL knowledge :)) and some are Microsoft Certified Masters in SQL Server. But, no matter what â€“ ALL are focused on providing the most ROI thatâ€™s possible in their session(s) and/or their workshops. Check out this list of speakers:
- Aaron Bertrand, Sr. Consultant, SQL Sentry, Inc. [blog | twitter]
- Andrew J. Kelly, Mentor, SolidQ [blog | twitter]
- Bob Ward, Principal Architect Escalation Engineer, Microsoft [blog | twitter]
- Brent Ozar, Brent Ozar Unlimited [blog | twitter]
- David Pless, Dedicated Support Engineer (PFE), Microsoft
- Glenn Berry, Principal Consultant, SQLskills.com [blog | twitter]
- Jeremiah Peschka, Brent Ozar Unlimited [blog | twitter]
- Jonathan Kehayias, Principal Consultant, SQLskills.com [blog | twitter]
- Joseph Sack,Â Sack Consulting [website | blog]
- Kendra Little, Managing Director, Brent Ozar Unlimited [blog | twitter]
- Kevin Farlee, Storage Engine Program Manager, SQL Server, Microsoft
- Kevin Kline, Director of Engineering Services, SQL Sentry, Inc. [blog | twitter]
- Kimberly L. Tripp, President/Founder, SQLskills.com [blog | twitter]
- Paul S. Randal, CEO / Owner, SQLskills.com [blog | twitter]
- Paul White, SQL Kiwi Limited [blogÂ | twitter]
- Shep Sheppard, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft AzureCAT [blog | twitter]
- Tim Chapman, Dedicated Support Engineer (PFE), Microsoft [blog | twitter]
SQLintersection: When is it all happening?
The show officially runs fromÂ Monday, November 10Â through Thursday, November 13 but there are both pre-conference and post-conference workshops that extend the show over a total of up to 6 full days. For the full conference, youâ€™ll want to be there from Sunday, November 9 through Friday, November 14.
- Sunday,Â November 9 – pre, pre-con day. There are three workshops running:
- SQL Server Architecture: Choosing Virtualization, Clustering, AlwaysOn, and More by Jeremiah Peschka, Kendra Little, and Brent Ozar
- Core SQL Server Fundamentals by Andrew Kelly
- Mastering SQL Server Execution Plan Analysis by Paul White
- Monday,Â November 10Â â€“ pre-con day. There are three workshops running. And, the first keynote of the conference is Monday evening.
- Performance Troubleshooting Using Waits and Latches by Paul S. Randal
- High Performance, Scalable Asynchronous Processing Using Service Broker by Jonathan Kehayias
- Very Large Tables: Optimizing Performance and Availability through Partitioning by Kimberly L. Tripp
- Tuesday, November 11 through Thursday, AprilÂ 13 is the main conference. Conference sessions will run all day in multiple tracks:
- Download our full schedule here
- Be sure to check out some of our cross-conference events such as our Women In Tech luncheon on Tuesday!
- Friday, November 13 is our final full day running with a few post-con workshops. There are a few workshops running.
- Queries Gone Wild 2: Statistics and Cardinality in Versions 2008, 2008R2, 2012, and 2014 by Kimberly L. Tripp and Joe Sack
- Developer’s Guide to Tuning Somebody Else’s SQL Server by Jeremiah Peschka, Kendra Little, and Brent Ozar
SQLintersection: Why is it for you?
If you want practical information delivered by speakers that not-only know the technologies but are competent and consistently, highly-rated presenters â€“ this is the show for you. You will understand the RIGHT features to troubleshoot and solve your performance and availability problems now!
We hope to see you there!
PS – Use the discount code ‘SQLskills’ when you register and receive $50 off registration!