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Coming to #NESQL How Not to Be a Cranky DBA


May 1, 2012 by Mike Hillwig

On Thursday, May 10, I will be presenting at the New England SQL Server User Group at Microsoft in Waltham. Details can be found here. I’m pretty excited because this is one of the largest SQL user groups in the country. At the same time, this completely scares the bejeezus out of me because this is one of the largest SQL user groups in the country. There is a volcanic amount of brain power in this room.

When Adam Machanic (blog | twitter) asked me if I’d speak, I jumped at the chance. We started brainstorming my topic and I sent him the slide decks of my two “top ten” presentations. He suggested that we combine them and polish up the title a bit. And that’s how “How Not to Be a Cranky DBA” was born.

As I’ve been preparing my slide deck, I realized that this user group gets some fantastic speakers. We’ve had Brent Ozar, Grant Fritchey, Aaron Bertrand, and of course, Adam Machanic. These aren’t exactly second stringers. These are big names in the SQL Server community, and I’m being given some really big shoes to fill. This is a really big deal for me, and I need to bring my A game. I’ve spent a good deal of time making my slides visually appealing and choosing the stories I want to tell.

One of the things I like about this topic is that it’s all story telling and no demo. Anyone who knows me knows that I love to tell stories, and this is a whole presentation full of them.

Come join us for an evening of SQL goodness.