Why I Love SQLBits

Why I Love SQLBits

With SQLBits coming up quickly (it's next week!) I wanted to take a few moments to write about what very quickly has become my favorite conference. It's an awesome experience and I am so grateful that I am able to attend, volunteer, and present there for a second year. It's Not PASS Summit I love PASS Summit - no surprises there. I've written many posts about it, why you should attend, and how to prepare for it over the years. But I think it's really important to point out that SQLBits is not PASS Summit, nor is it organized by…
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Presenting a Pre-Con at SQLBits 2019!

Presenting a Pre-Con at SQLBits 2019!

I was very fortunate to attend my first SQLBits last year, and wow was it an amazing time! Not just because it was in London either (though that was great too!) but because it is a tremendously well-organized conference with some incredible sessions and opportunities to network. This year I not only get to return, but am honored to be presenting a pre-conference session with David Klee! Sound great already? Register here! SQLBits has many excellent pre-conference choices this year, but I think you will find ours particularly useful because we're focused on cloud infrastructure. Infrastructure still matters, and yes…
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I’m speaking at SQLBits!

I'm so proud to be speaking at SQLBits - Europe's largest SQL Server conference! It took me several years of abstract submission before I was accepted to speak at PASS Summit. Once I spoke there, I set my sights on presenting internationally. After some more attempts, I now have the amazing opportunity to present in London and deliver not one but TWO sessions! They are: VLDBs: Lessons Learned Whoever coined the term "one size fits all" was not a DBA. Very large databases (VLDBs) have different needs from their smaller counterparts, and the techniques for effectively managing them need to…
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