SQLskills Insider Sessions

We’ve been thinking a lot about work-life balance and the continued stresses from the ongoing pandemic and we decided to help you dedicate some time to staying up-to-date! Consider taking some classes, look at upcoming FREE conferences like PASS and Ignite, but above all, make time for YOU! Make time for learning and staying healthy, both mentally and physically! In these stressful times, there’s no better investment!

For SQL Server (and many other things), it can be great to create a dedicated and regularly scheduled “block” of time for that task. And, we will help fill it with content! Whether you attend one or all of our FREE SQLskills Insider Sessions, you should still consider some regularly blocked time for YOUR learning and YOUR career.

As for SQL Server, we’re going to run different topics or a theme for a few weeks and then we’re going to follow them up with an open Q&A. These LIVE, interactive sessions are completely FREE and will always happen at the same time – beginning at 10:00am Pacific Time. 

These SQLskills Insider Sessions will begin on Wednesday, October 6 and will run almost every Wednesday (unless it conflicts with another event or US holiday) and run for up to 75 minutes of content (sometimes they’ll be shorter), up to 15 minutes of Q&A (sometimes a few of us might stay longer) and will be a great way to remind you of things you may already know or just allow you to stay fresh.

Our only request is that you’re already a SQLskills Insider! If not, become one now and request a SQLskills sticker.

Register for ALL SQLskills Insider Sessions

Enter your email to receive email about each of our upcoming FREE Insider Sessions:

NOTE: If you only want to attend ONE specific Insider Session, go to the details page (found with each session, listed below) and register there for ONLY that session!

SQLskills Insider Sessions

COMPLETED: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10am PT – SQLskills Insider Session: Statement Execution and Caching with Kimberly (details)

COMPLETED: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10am PT – SQLskills Insider Session: Plan Cache Pollution and Clean Up (details)

COMPLETED: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10am PT – SQLskills Insider Session: Stored Procedures, Part 1 – Execution and Caching (details)

COMPLETED: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 10am PT – SQLskills Insider Session: Stored Procedures, Part 2 – Caching Problems and Recompilation (details)

COMPLETED: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10am PT – SQLskills Insider Session: Caching AMA – Caching Ask Me Anything Q&A (details)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – We will skip an Insider Session on November 10th as the FREE PASS Community Summit will be running that day. PASS workshops run Monday, Nov 8 and Tuesday, Nov 9 with the free online conference Wednesday through Friday.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In the US, we change from daylight savings time to standard time on Sunday, November 7; I’m sure everyone will get this right with PASS immediately following OUR time changes but other changes around the world happen at different times (or, not at all), be sure to check your local time for these upcoming sessions. 

COMPLETED: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 10am PT – SQLskills Insider Session: Troubleshooting Deadlocks with Jonathan Kehayias (details)

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 – We will skip an Insider Session on November 24th as Thursday, Nov 25th is a big holiday in the US – Thanksgiving! And, a lot of us spend A LOT of time cooking and cleaning and, and, and! 😉 

Upcoming SQLskills Insider Sessions

UPCOMING: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10am PT – SQLskills Insider Session: Query Store Best Practices with Erin Stellato (details)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10am PT – SQLskills Insider Session: Understanding Statistics: The Histogram with Kimberly L. Tripp (details)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 10am PT – SQLskills Insider Session: Azure SQL Overview with Tim Radney (details)

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 10am PT – SQLskills Insider Holiday Party… all bets are off and no technical content is expected!

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 – We will skip this week as an “end of the year” vacation for everyone! Happy New Year!

SQLskills Insider Sessions will resume on Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Our thought: block around this time – EVERY Wednesday! Dedicate 2 hours a week to Improving Your SQL skills with SQLskills! 

Join us when it makes sense or choose something else to study during this time!

Check out our SQLskills Insider Sessions and MORE on the calendar below:

IMPORTANT: This calendar shows a “Pacific Time” view and does NOT automatically convert to your local time zone. However, if you click through to the Event Details page for the event, it will point you to a DateAndTime conversion page for YOUR local time. This calendar is just meant to remind you of when these happen and when there might be other useful events!