Schedule

Here is our schedule for the upcoming event. We've done our best to provide a good mix of topics and skill levels, we hope you'll find something of interest throughout the day. Our thanks to the speakers listed below for volunteering their time, we couldn't do it without them. If there are schedule changes we will make them here as they happen. We encourage you to check back a few days before the event just in case we have had to move one of your favorite sessions.

Note: Some speakers alternately upload their sessions to their own blog sites, which you can locate their site when you click on their session below.

Start TimeTrack 1 - Room: Rustler HangoutTrack 2 - Room: Math 118Track 3 - Room: Tech 100Track 4 - Room: Tech 101Track 5 - Room: Tech 116Track 6 - Room: Tech 115Track 7 - Room: Tech 117
08:30 AMBradley Ball

SQL Server 2014: A First Look at What’s New!

Level: Intermediate
Mickey Stuewe

Changing Your Habits to Improve the Performance of Your T-SQL

Level: Beginner
Andy Nakamura

Powershell for the Enterprise

Level: Intermediate

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Tim Hidalgo

Baseline, Like a Boss

Level: Beginner
Tom Norman

Converting Unreliable Deployments Into Consistent Releases

Level: Intermediate

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Virginia Mushkatblat

Testing with SSIS

Level: Beginner

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Dania Jones

SQL Server 2014 for Hybrid Cloud

Level: Intermediate

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09:45 AMBradley Ball

Trimming Indexes Getting Your Database In Shape

Level: Intermediate
Lakshmi Randall

Under the hood of Power BI - Part I

Level: Advanced
Jason Horner

Advanced Spatial Analysis: Beyond Bubble Charts

Level: Advanced
Brent Greenwood

Faster & Leaner: Optimize DW Solution Delivery with Power Pivot and AS Tabular

Level: Intermediate
Tom Norman

New Job! New Environment! Where to Start!

Level: Beginner
David McCarter

Rock Your Technical Interview (Part 1)

Level: Non-Technical
Jim Murphy

Mission Possible: Interactive Performance Troubleshooting - Indexes

Level: Beginner

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11:00 AMDenny Cherry

SQL Server's In Memory Database Objects

Level: Intermediate

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Lakshmi Randall

Under the hood of Power BI - Part II

Level: Advanced
Mickey Steuwe

Creating SSRS Reports Efficiently Through Best Practices

Level: Beginner
Benjamin Nevarez

Understanding Parameter Sniffing

Level: Intermediate
Robert Hatton

Column Store Index: Practical analytics on a relational database

Level: Intermediate

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David McCarter

Rock Your Technical Interview (Part 2)

Level: Non-Technical
Jim Murphy

Mission Possible: Interactive Performance Troubleshooting - TSQL

Level: Beginner
12:30 PMDenny Cherry

[Sponsor] Clusters Your Way, #SANLess clusters for physical, virtual and cloud environments

Level: Non-Technical
 John McAllister

[Sponsor] Enterprise-grade MDM On SQL Server - the Keys to Success

Level: Beginner
David Orlandi

[Sponsor] Database Performance Monitoring with Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise

Level: Beginner
Sumeet Bansal

[Sponsor] - Flash storage 101 and how it modernizes database design

Level: Beginner
  
01:30 PMDenny Cherry

Storage For the DBA

Level: Intermediate

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Lakshmi Randall

Practical Big Data Solutions

Level: Intermediate
David Sumlin

Turbo Charged SQL Development With SQL#

Level: Intermediate
Karen Lopez

10 Things I Hate About Interviewing with You

Level: Intermediate

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Martin Schoombee

The 10 Commandments of ETL

Level: Beginner

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Jeffrey Garbus

Indexing for performance

Level: Intermediate
Jeff Renz

Battle of the Finch Bots

Level: Beginner
02:45 PMThomas LaRock

Database Design: Size DOES Matter

Level: Intermediate

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Benjamin Nevarez

Defeating the Limitations of the Query Optimizer

Level: Advanced
John McAllister

Master Data Management - Getting Started with SQL Server MDS

Level: Beginner
Steve Hughes

Using PowerPivot to Drive Quality into ETL Processes

Level: Intermediate
Martin Schoombee

Designing and Loading Slowly Changing Dimensions

Level: Intermediate

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Jeffrey Garbus

How to be a GREAT DBA

Level: Beginner
Jim Murphy

AlwaysOn - Finally, A usable 'mirror'!

Level: Beginner

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04:00 PMKaren Lopez

Database Design Contentious Issues

Level: Intermediate
Joe Rossi

Huhadoop?

Level: Beginner

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John McAllister

Master Data Services - 4 Key Features in 60 Minutes

Level: Intermediate
Steve Hughes

A Window into Your Data: Using SQL Window Function

Level: Beginner
Kerry Tyler

Manageable SSAS Deployment Strategies

Level: Beginner

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Diana Dee

SQL Server Security 101

Level: Beginner

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Tamera Clark

45 min to build your first SSRS report

Level: Beginner

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Submitted Sessions

Here is the list of sessions submitted so far. Our goal is to feature as many different speakers and topics as possible, but space limitations prevent us from accepting every session. This list is also a great way for those thinking about speaking to see what might be on the agenda and enter a session that doesn't collide with an existing one.

TitleSpeakerLevel
$#*! Your Database Says About MeKaren LopezBeginner
[Sponsor] - Flash storage 101 and how it modernizes database designSumeet BansalBeginner
[Sponsor] Clusters Your Way, #SANLess clusters for physical, virtual and cloud environmentsDenny CherryNon-Technical
[Sponsor] Database Performance Monitoring with Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise David OrlandiBeginner
[Sponsor] Enterprise-grade MDM On SQL Server - the Keys to SuccessJohn McAllisterBeginner
10 Things I Hate About Interviewing with YouKaren LopezIntermediate
45 min to build your first SSRS reportTamera ClarkBeginner
A Window into Your Data: Using SQL Window FunctionSteve HughesBeginner
Advanced Spatial Analysis: Beyond Bubble ChartsJason HornerAdvanced
AlwaysOn - Finally, A usable 'mirror'!Jim MurphyBeginner
Bad, less Bad, not Bad; rewriting bad SQL CodeJeffrey GarbusBeginner
Baseline, Like a BossTim HidalgoBeginner
Battle of the Finch BotsJeff RenzBeginner
Beyond Power Pivot - Building Tabular Model SolutionsSteve HughesIntermediate
But it worked great in Dev! Perfomance for DevsRandy KnightBeginner
Changing Your Habits to Improve the Performance of Your T-SQLMickey StueweBeginner
Column Store Index: Practical analytics on a relational databaseRobert HattonIntermediate
Converting Unreliable Deployments Into Consistent ReleasesTom NormanIntermediate
Creating SSRS Reports Efficiently Through Best PracticesMickey SteuweBeginner
Database Design Contentious IssuesKaren LopezIntermediate
Database Design: Size DOES MatterThomas LaRockIntermediate
Database Development with SQL Server Data ToolsLeonard LobelIntermediate
Defeating the Limitations of the Query OptimizerBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Designing and Loading Slowly Changing DimensionsMartin SchoombeeIntermediate
Dimensional Modeling FundamentalsBrent GreenwoodBeginner
Dimensional Modeling Fundamentals: Top 5 Scenarios Where A Dump Table Won't Cut ItBrent GreenwoodIntermediate
Dive into the Query Optimizer-Undocumented InsightBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Enterprise Tabular ModelsCarlos BossyBeginner
Faster & Leaner: Optimize DW Solution Delivery with Power Pivot and AS TabularBrent GreenwoodIntermediate
Geospatial Data Types in SQL Server 2012Leonard LobelIntermediate
Geospatial Data Types in SQL Server 2012Leonard LobelIntermediate
Getting started with Big Data and BICarlos BossyBeginner
How to be a GREAT DBAJeffrey GarbusBeginner
Huhadoop?Joe RossiBeginner
Indexing for Join OptimizationJeffrey GarbusAdvanced
Indexing for performanceJeffrey GarbusIntermediate
Inside the Query OptimizerBradley BallAdvanced
Introduction to SQL Server Master Data ServicesJohn McAllisterBeginner
I've Got A SQL Database, Now What?Denny CherryBeginner
Manageable SSAS Deployment StrategiesKerry TylerBeginner
Master Data Management - Getting Started with SQL Server MDSJohn McAllisterBeginner
Master Data Services - 4 Key Features in 60 MinutesJohn McAllisterIntermediate
Migration considerations for In-memory OLTP - What, Why, How and What notAmi LevinIntermediate
Mission Possible: Interactive Performance Troubleshooting - IndexesJim MurphyBeginner
Mission Possible: Interactive Performance Troubleshooting - TSQLJim MurphyBeginner
Native File Streaming with SQL Server 2012Leonard LobelIntermediate
New Job! New Environment! Where to Start!Tom NormanBeginner
Performance Management Models in Power Pivot & TabularBrent GreenwoodIntermediate
Powershell for the EnterpriseAndy NakamuraIntermediate
Practical Big Data SolutionsLakshmi RandallIntermediate
Programming T-SQL Enhancements in SQL Server 2012Leonard LobelIntermediate
Rock Your Technical Interview (Part 1)David McCarterNon-Technical
Rock Your Technical Interview (Part 2)David McCarterNon-Technical
SQL 2012 Programmability EnhancementsAndrew KarcherBeginner
SQL Dev Tricks & Tips for Data AnalystsBrent GreenwoodIntermediate
SQL Server 2014 for Hybrid Cloud Dania JonesIntermediate
SQL Server 2014: A First Look at What’s New!Bradley BallIntermediate
SQL Server Security 101Diana DeeBeginner
SQL Server's In Memory Database ObjectsDenny CherryIntermediate
Storage For the DBADenny CherryIntermediate
Table Indexing for the .NET DeveloperDenny CherryIntermediate
Testing with SSISVirginia MushkatblatBeginner
The 10 Commandments of ETLMartin SchoombeeBeginner
Top Query Optimizer Topics for Better PerformanceBenjamin NevarezIntermediate
Trimming Indexes Getting Your Database In ShapeBradley BallIntermediate
Turbo Charged SQL Development With SQL#David SumlinIntermediate
Under the hood of Power BI - Part ILakshmi RandallAdvanced
Under the hood of Power BI - Part IILakshmi RandallAdvanced
Understanding Parameter SniffingBenjamin NevarezIntermediate
Understanding the SQL Server Transaction LogRandy KnightBeginner
Understanding Transaction Isolation LevelsRandy KnightIntermediate
Using PowerPivot to Drive Quality into ETL ProcessesSteve HughesIntermediate
Where did I put my (primary) keys?Ami LevinAdvanced
Windows Azure SQL Database – SQL Server in the CloudLeonard LobelIntermediate


Suggested Sessions

Thinking about participating as a speaker but no ideas for the topic? Often our attendees will have an idea for you! Or, submit a suggestion of your own.

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