SQL Saturday Boston: I’m Speaking!

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It feels like SQL Saturday Albany just wrapped up, but I have another announcement to make. I am proud to announce that I have been selected to speak at SQL Saturday Boston on September 14th, 2019. I will be presenting “Keys to a Healthy Relationship with SQL Server” at 11:15 AM.


Developers and DBAs have had a long, sometimes strained relationship. Some developers see DBAs as roadblocks standing in the way of getting their work shipped; some DBAs see developers as agents of chaos bent on ruining their perfect database environments.

In this talk designed for application and database developers, we’ll talk about why SQL Server behaves the way it does, common database and query design pain points, and how we look for them. With real-world examples and tales of troublesome T-SQL, past and present, you’ll start to get a picture of what to do and not to do in your applications. Along the way, you’ll learn how to build a better relationship with both SQL Server and the DBAs responsible for it.

Whether you’re new to SQL Server or have been using it for a while, I think you’ll find something to take back to the office on Monday.

And if you are relatively new to SQL Server, check out Deborah Melkin’s (blog | twitter) Back to the Basics: T-SQL 101 in the same room at 10:00 AM. I’m really happy to see these two sessions right next to each other on the schedule.

Ready for More?

While you’re in the SQL Saturday spirit, check out Brent Ozar’s (blog | twitter) Friday precon, Performance Tuning in 21 Demos. Brent is a world renowned speaker, SQL Server master, and amazing teacher. Breakfast and lunch are included in your registration. This class is an outstanding value for your training dollar. Don’t wait too long to register, this one will probably sell out!

Thank you to SQL Saturday Boston for giving me this opportunity! I look forward to presenting and spending the day reconnecting with #sqlfamily and meeting new folks!