Read on to register for cool events, win an iPad2, be inspired, participate in t-sql
tuesday, and more!
It's been an extremely busy and exhausting week for me, and many in the SQL
Server Community, even though it was shortened here in the US, by our Labor Day
Holiday. The holiday traditionally marks the "end of the summer"
for us. As we head into the fall, it's the last chance to get out
the grills and barbecue, goto the beaches, and take our final summer vacation(s).
It's also when many (but not all) students begin to return to school.
September is the month that often marks the transition between Summer and Fall.
But, in the SQL Server World, it's always Summer! And by that I mean,
the fun and excitement never end.
I also wanted to mention some of the projects I'm involved in as well!
In fact, we're just getting geared up with so many SQL Server Conferences and
Events this fall! We just finished an exhilarating 24 hours, and fantastic
event, delivered via LiveMeeting, known as 24 Hours Of Pass or 24HOP. We got to see some
of our awesome sql expert speakers and MVPs, with their informative and
insightful SQL Server sessions. I'm sure we all learned a great
deal! Now, chances are we couldn't catch them all, so my understanding is that
these sessions will be available for download in a few weeks!
Summit 2011, SQL Server Connections/DevConnections, SQLIntheCity, various UG meetings, as well
as SIX SQLSaturdays
in the month of September alone, busy is an understatement! Here are some
First, speaking of SQLSaturday, SQLSat#94 is next up TOMORROW, in Utah's capitol and
most populous place, Salt Lake City. This event will be held Sep 10 2011 at Neumont
University. Now, covering most events in the NY area, why on earth would I
be mentioning Utah? Well, if I'm correct, it's the only state that
still has "death by firing squad" - No, that's not why. LOL.
I wanted to mention a few folks who will be presenting there. Mr. Jason
Brimhall, aka SQL RNNR, who maintains a regular blog on SQLServerCentral.com
be doing a presentation on Getting to Know Your DB. Be sure to come by, and shake
hands with Jason :-) Also, some other locals, SQL Server Experts, Randy Knight
Tjay Belt, both part of SQL Solutions Group will also be speaking. Other
MVPs and notables, such as Chris Shaw, Ben Miller, William E.Pearson III, and more!
For a full list of speakers, goto this Speakers link.
NYC CodeCamp (Autumn) 2011
The NYC CodeCamp (Autumn) 2011 Event is here! Get ready for
another NYC CodeCamp, to be held at Pace University in downtown Manhattan, on Saturday,
October 01, 2011! This is an all-day event with refreshments served, including breakfast,
lunch, and beverages throughout the day. Code Camps are “grass roots” mini application
platform developer conferences featuring presentations by developers and for developers.
Although it is developer based, there are several related SQL Server technology
sessions. Logon and click to learn more about the event and submitted sessions, and click to REGISTER, Registration to the event ends September
One of the folks involved in the event, is BI Expert and Author (Programming Microsoft
SQL Server), Speaker, CEO and Founder of Blue
Badge Insights , as well as serving as CTO at Tallan, Andrew Brust. Not only will be speaking at
the NYC Code Camp about BI in SQL Denali, Project Crescent, AS and more on how BI
is becoming more mainstream, but Andrew will be one of out key featured speakers
SQLINSPIRE NYC event! Read more below.
SQLPeople INSPIRE NYC!!
I recently announced in my recent blog, SQLPeople INSPIRE NYC is coming to town on November
12, 2011!! From
Andy Leonard, and his partner, of SQL Server Magazine, Brian Moran, now Chief Servant Officer at SQL People.
I am honored and proud to be joining these two gentlemen, along with NJ SQL User Group Leader and WIT evangelist, Melissa Demcsak, aka SQLDiva,
and SQL MVP, Author, Developer and XML expert, Michael Coles, aka Sergeant_SQL.
We also have rising SQL Community Blogger
Matt Velic Twitter|Blog who has
recently joined SQLPeople! (See the announcement.)
We have a date, we have a venue, and we have great speakers! You’ve seen the interviews.
Now, we need you to come and be part of this enlightening experience.
What are you waiting for?
REGISTER NOW! Seating is limited to 250 capacity! We expect to be
standing room only, come this fall.
Where: Microsoft HQ, NYC
When: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Who: Let’s introduce our SQL People speakers. They’re coming from around
the nation, and a few locals as well. We know them, we love them, we read
their blogs, we follow them on twitter. Now, come in person and hear their
inspiring stories! In addition, we have added a mystery speaker to
our line-up, to be announced soon! With such an awesome roster of speakers,
what are you waiting for? Keep reading on how to register!
We welcome to New York City SQLPeople INSPIRE 2011, in no particular order:
- Steve Jones
- Thomas LaRock
- Michael Coles
- Andrew Brust
- Brian Moran
- Robert Pearl
- ??? Mystery Speaker TBA ???
To register, and get ALL the details you need to know about this super extraordinary
awesome event, visit the newly launched page dedicated to
SQLPeople INSPIRE NYC<< Click here
On the page, you will find registration and event details, including speaker bios,
and the topics that our speakers will be talking about!
To continue on my involvement in the SQL Server Community, some of the projects
I committed to, unexpectedly came together in the same month of September.
I feel like Chuck Woolery, who's known for being an American Game
Show host to many different shows.
Back in the spring, I submitted my question for the DBA Quiz as quizmaster for Jacob Sebastian's BeyondRelational.com. Incidentally, my
blog is now being syndicated there, and reminds me of something I need to
do :-) Thanks, Jacob!
By the way, I submitted my question before a certain publication on the topic,
which highlight's the answer, and interestingly pointed out by a certain author's
wife!! Foul!? Well, anyway, you can win some great software prizes including
an iPad for best answer.
Safe Peak's September SQL Server Performance Story Contest, 2011!
So, do you want a chance to win the next generation IPad2<?
I'm going solo, as the host of this exciting and unique contest, brought to
us by Safe Peak Technologies,
creator of the only plug-n-play caching performance bottleneck resolution software!
(Now I'm really sounding like Chuck Woolery ;-)
Seriously, this is a GREAT contest, and one that's unique in that there
are several ways YOU, can win prizes. Besides the iPad2,
you can win Amazon Gift Cards, just for referring the contest to a friend, or participating
in the voting, as called 50/50.
All you have to do, is share your experience and sql performance story with us,
and you will be entered to win!
To get more details and enter, goto the September SQL Server Performance Story Contest, 2011!. Hurry,
it ends September 30th!
T-SQL Tuesday #22
In case you didn't hear, T-SQL Tuesday #22 is ON! Tuesday,
September 13, 2011. We almost didn't have one, but Adam Machanic contacted me at the last minute to ask if
I wanted to host. I couldn't turn down the opportunity, and you can read
Invitation for T-SQL Tuesday #22 – Data Presentation. Here's the
....The topic of this month’s T-SQL Tuesday is, “data-presentation” Or put better,
formatting data for presentation to the end-user.
We may be the developers, and techno-geeks behind the code, whether simple, advanced,
spaghetti, or otherwise. But, the data the user sees is most critical.
The query output, the report, or data presentation, must be absolutely formatted
in such a way that is easily understandable and readable by the end-user.
The end-user can be the boss, supervisor, department head, the analyst, employees,
or customers. And they must be the ones we cater our queries to!....
Local User Group Meetings
** New Jersey SQL Server User Group
On Tuesday, September 20th @ 6pm, the NJ SQL Server User Group will be hosting presenter
Hey, did you know I recently found out that Lenni, is a Brooklyn, NY neighbor?
Small world, small world!
Topic: Introducing SQL Server Developer Tools (SSDT) code-named
Database developers, get ready for a brand new development environment! With the
upcoming release of SQL Server 2012 (codename “Denali”), SQL Server Developer Tools
(SSDT, codename “Juneau”) will serve as your primary development environment for
building applications with SQL Server.
Bio: Leonard Lobel is the chief technology officer (CTO) and cofounder
of Sleek Technologies, Inc., a New York–based development shop with an early adopter
philosophy toward new technologies. He is also a principal consultant at Tallan,
Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Programming since 1979, Lenni specializes
in Microsoft-based solutions, with experience that spans a variety of business domains,
including publishing, financial, wholesale/retail, health care, and e-commerce.
Lenni has served as chief architect and lead developer for various organizations,
ranging from small shops to high-profile clients. He is also a consultant, trainer,
and frequent speaker at local usergroup meetings, VSLive, SQL PASS, CodeCamp, and
other industry conferences worldwide. Lenni is also lead author in the MS Press
book “Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008” and is writing the new edition for
SQL Server 2012 (codename “Denali”). He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org, and followed on Twitter|LenniLobel
Well, that's all the news I have for this week! Stay tuned for next
week, when I expect to have more news, more blogging and community activity.
I look forward to your participation in the above contests, as well as T-SQL Tuesday
#22. Thanks for reading!
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