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Speaking at SQL Saturday 162 in Cambridge

SQL Saturday 162I’m thrilled to have been selected to speak at the UK’s first SQL Saturday event – A big thank you to the organisers, I’ll already buzzing about it!

SQL Saturday #162 is being held in the fabulous city of Cambridge, with two days of awesome content.

Pre-Con Training Day: Friday 7th September 2012

Free SQL Saturday: Saturday 8th September 2012

Full details on the SQL Saturday website here.

I’ll be reviving my talk discussing my MSc thesis, discussing the performance of loading data warehouse dimensions using SSIS, specifically how you can use the T-SQL Merge statement to automate and improve the speed of development and execution. Have a look through my recent blog posts for more information!

It’s going to be an awesome event, hope to see you there!!!

SQLBits III and more…

Next week we’re lucky enough to have a double-whammy of SQL events in the UK, has Christmas come early?…

On Wednesday 10th September, Microsoft are running a live Technet event, SQL Server 2008 Unleashed, at their Reading campus. It looks like it should be a day well spent, with Prem Mehra delivering a keynote speech on large scale SQL Server systems, and other sessions including data warehouse improvements, upgrade paths, and a session focusing on BI. The event is now full, so I hope you’ve already booked your place…

Then, on Saturday 13th September, we’ve got the long awaited SQLBits III event in Hatfield. There are far too many sessions to list here, but with dedicated tracks for BI, Admin, Development and Katmai, there is certainly something for everyone. You can safely assume that I’ll be on the BI track all day!

I’ll be going to both events; I know a few of you regular frog-blogees are also going, so I look forward to meeting you at one or both.


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