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 TimeBI - Room: 306BI - Room: 316DBA - Room: 301DBA - Room: 307DBA - Room: 313Dev / Design - Room: 312Dev / Design - Room: 308Dev / Design - Room: 317Other - Room: 302Performance - Room: 309W.I.T. - Room: Executive Classroom
08:00 AM

Registration

Level: Non-Technical


Registration

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Registration

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Registration

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Registration

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Registration

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Registration

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Registration

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Registration

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Registration

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Registration

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08:30 AM

Welcome

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Welcome

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Welcome

Level: Non-Technical


Welcome

Level: Non-Technical


Welcome

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Welcome

Level: Non-Technical


Welcome

Level: Non-Technical


Welcome

Level: Non-Technical


Welcome

Level: Non-Technical


Welcome

Level: Non-Technical


Welcome

Level: Non-Technical
08:45 AMOrion Gebremedhin

Big Data! What's the Big Deal?

Level: Beginner
Robert Hatton

Designing for Analysis: Facts and Dimensions

Level: Intermediate
Peter Andrews

Flash Deployment Strategies in SQL 2012

Level: Intermediate
Bret Stateham

Windows Azure & SQL Server - Better Together

Level: Beginner

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Kevin Kline

Top 10 Admininistrator Mistakes on SQL Server

Level: Beginner
Darrell Burns

Pump up your Access application with a SQL Server back-end

Level: Non-Technical
Karen Lopez

$#*! Your Database Says About Me

Level: Beginner
Steve Jones

The Encryption Primer

Level: Beginner

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 Grant Fritchey

Tune Queries By Fixing Bad Parameter Sniffing

Level: Intermediate
 
10:00 AMTamera Clark

45 min to build your first SSRS report

Level: Beginner

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Stacia Misner

Taking BI to the Next Level: Collaboration

Level: Intermediate
Mickey Stuewe

Scalable SSRS Reports Achieved Through the Powerful Tablix

Level: Intermediate
TJay Belt

Database Monitoring : Trying To Keep Sane

Level: Beginner

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Lynn Langit

AWS for the SQL Server Pro

Level: Intermediate
Ami Levin

Physical Join Operators

Level: Advanced
Karen Lopez Thomas LaRock

10 Things I Hate About Interviewing with You

Level: Intermediate
Josh Sivey

Unit Testing your SQL Server database with SSDT

Level: Intermediate
Steve Jones

Branding Yourself for a Dream Job

Level: Beginner

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Kendra Little

How to Find Bad Queries, Fast

Level: Beginner
 
11:15 AMIra Whiteside

Creating a Metadata Mart w/ SSIS - Data Governance

Level: Intermediate
Stacia Misner

Dashboard Do's and Don'ts

Level: Beginner
 TJay Belt

Documentation – you know you love it

Level: Beginner

download
Grant Fritchey

Best Practices for Database Deployment

Level: Intermediate
David Dye

Dealing With Errors in SSIS 2012

Level: Advanced

download
Andrew Karcher

SQL 2012 Programmability Enhancements

Level: Beginner
David Sumlin

Discover SQL# (SQL CLR library)

Level: Intermediate
Kevin Kline

Team Leadership Fundamentals

Level: Beginner
Thomas LaRock

Database Design: Size DOES Matter

Level: Intermediate
 
12:15 PM

Lunch Break

Level: Non-Technical
Pyramid Analytics

Tired of BI Tools That Don’t Work Together? Introducing the BI Office Suite

Level: Intermediate


Lunch Break

Level: Non-Technical
Violin Memory

How Flash Storage Modernizes Databases

Level: Intermediate


Lunch Break

Level: Non-Technical


Lunch Break

Level: Non-Technical
SIOS

High Performance SANLess Clustering

Level: Beginner


Lunch Break

Level: Non-Technical


Lunch Break

Level: Non-Technical


Lunch Break

Level: Non-Technical


Lunch Break

Level: Non-Technical
01:30 PMPaul Turley

Tabular Models: Easier & Faster Than Cubes; Really?

Level: Intermediate

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Josh Sivey

SSRS – Implementing a Rendering Extension

Level: Advanced
David Dye

Implementing Auditing in SQL Server 2012

Level: Beginner
Denny Cherry

SQL Server 2012 Licensing Options

Level: Beginner
David Bermingham

Deploying Highly Available SQL Servers in the Amazon EC2 Cloud

Level: Intermediate
Virginia Mushkatblat

Data Flow Architectures in Software Development Life-Cycle

Level: Intermediate
Ami Levin

Where did I put my (primary) keys?

Level: Advanced
Kevin Boles

Windowing Functions: THE Reason to Upgrade to 2012

Level: Intermediate

download
David McCarter

Rock Your Technical Interview (Part 1)

Level: Non-Technical
Benjamin Nevarez

Dive into the Query Optimizer-Undocumented Insight

Level: Advanced

download
Mickey Stuewe

W.I.T - How To Inspire Our Youth To Pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Level: Non-Technical
02:45 PMPaul Turley

Visualization Choices: What, When, and How?

Level: Intermediate

download
Kerry Tyler

Manageable SSAS Deployment Strategies

Level: Beginner

download
Aaron Nelson

PowerShell for Data Professionals

Level: Intermediate
Joseph D'Antoni

Into the Blue: Extending AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Level: Intermediate
David Bermingham

SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Step-by-Step

Level: Intermediate
David Moutray

Stop That!

Level: Beginner
Phil Helmer

Up Your Game With OUTPUT

Level: Beginner

download
Kevin Boles

Common TSQL Mistakes

Level: Intermediate

download
David McCarter

Rock Your Technical Interview (Part 2)

Level: Non-Technical
Benjamin Nevarez

Defeating the Limitations of the Query Optimizer

Level: Advanced

download
 
04:00 PMJoseph D'Antoni

Using PowerView and Hadoop to Unlock Hidden Market

Level: Intermediate
Daniel Upton

Data Vault – What is it? Where Does It Fit?

Level: Intermediate
   David Moutray

How to Be a Better SQL Database Developer

Level: Intermediate
Aaron Nelson

SQL Server Database Development with SSDT

Level: Intermediate
Kevin Boles

SQL Injection

Level: Intermediate

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 Denny Cherry

SQL Server's In Memory Database Objects

Level: Intermediate
 
05:15 PM

Drawings and Close

Level: Non-Technical


Drawings and Close

Level: Non-Technical


Drawings and Close

Level: Non-Technical


Drawings and Close

Level: Non-Technical


Drawings and Close

Level: Non-Technical


Drawings and Close

Level: Non-Technical


Drawings and Close

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Drawings and Close

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Drawings and Close

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Drawings and Close

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Drawings and Close

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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
10 Things I Hate About Interviewing with YouKaren Lopez Thomas LaRockIntermediate
45 min to build your first SSRS reportTamera ClarkBeginner
A Big Data PrimerStacia MisnerBeginner
A heap of clustersAmi LevinAdvanced
AWS for the SQL Server ProLynn LangitIntermediate
Best Practices for Database DeploymentGrant FritcheyIntermediate
Big Data! What's the Big Deal?Orion GebremedhinBeginner
Branding Yourself for a Dream JobSteve JonesBeginner
Column Level EncryptionDavid DyeBeginner
Common TSQL MistakesKevin BolesIntermediate
Creating a Metadata Mart w/ SSIS - Data GovernanceIra WhitesideIntermediate
Dashboard Do's and Don'tsStacia MisnerBeginner
Data Flow Architectures in Software Development Life-CycleVirginia MushkatblatIntermediate
Data Vault – What is it? Where Does It Fit?Daniel UptonIntermediate
Database Design: Size DOES MatterThomas LaRockIntermediate
Database Monitoring : Trying To Keep SaneTJay BeltBeginner
Database Release Management: Tips to help organize itTJay BeltIntermediate
Dealing With Errors in SSIS 2012David DyeAdvanced
Defeating the Limitations of the Query OptimizerBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Deploying Highly Available SQL Servers in the Amazon EC2 CloudDavid BerminghamIntermediate
Designing & Formatting ReportsTamera ClarkBeginner
Designing for Analysis: Facts and DimensionsRobert HattonIntermediate
Discover SQL# (SQL CLR library) David SumlinIntermediate
Dive into the Query Optimizer-Undocumented InsightBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Documentation – you know you love itTJay BeltBeginner
Drawings and Close Non-Technical
Flash Deployment Strategies in SQL 2012Peter AndrewsIntermediate
High Performance SANLess ClusteringSIOS Beginner
How Flash Storage Modernizes DatabasesViolin MemoryIntermediate
How to Be a Better SQL Database DeveloperDavid MoutrayIntermediate
How to Find Bad Queries, FastKendra LittleBeginner
Implementing Auditing in SQL Server 2012David DyeBeginner
Into the Blue: Extending AlwaysOn Availability GroupsJoseph D'AntoniIntermediate
I've Got A SQL Database, Now What?Denny CherryBeginner
Lunch Break Non-Technical
Manageable SSAS Deployment StrategiesKerry TylerBeginner
Migrating to Windows Azure SQL DatabaseThomas LaRockIntermediate
Partitioning Best Practices - Lessons learned from a 1.2 billion row tableRobert LeithiserAdvanced
Physical Join OperatorsAmi LevinAdvanced
PowerShell for Data ProfessionalsAaron NelsonIntermediate
Pump up your Access application with a SQL Server back-endDarrell BurnsNon-Technical
Registration Non-Technical
Rock Your Technical Interview (Part 1)David McCarterNon-Technical
Rock Your Technical Interview (Part 2)David McCarterNon-Technical
Scalable SSRS Reports Achieved Through the Powerful TablixMickey StueweIntermediate
SQL 2012 Programmability EnhancementsAndrew KarcherBeginner
SQL InjectionKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Step-by-StepDavid BerminghamIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 Column Store IndexKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 Licensing OptionsDenny CherryBeginner
SQL Server Database Development with SSDT Aaron NelsonIntermediate
SQL Server Internals and ArchitectureKevin KlineIntermediate
SQL Server Tips & TricksIke EllisIntermediate
SQL Server's In Memory Database ObjectsDenny CherryIntermediate
SSRS – Implementing a Rendering ExtensionJosh SiveyAdvanced
Stop That!David MoutrayBeginner
Tabular Models: Easier & Faster Than Cubes; Really? Paul TurleyIntermediate
Taking BI to the Next Level: CollaborationStacia MisnerIntermediate
Team Leadership FundamentalsKevin KlineBeginner
The Encryption PrimerSteve JonesBeginner
Tired of BI Tools That Don’t Work Together? Introducing the BI Office SuitePyramid AnalyticsIntermediate
Top 10 Admininistrator Mistakes on SQL ServerKevin KlineBeginner
Troubleshooting MDX Query PerformanceStacia MisnerAdvanced
Tune Queries By Fixing Bad Parameter Sniffing Grant FritcheyIntermediate
Unit Testing your SQL Server database with SSDTJosh SiveyIntermediate
Unstructured Data in SQL ServerSteve JonesBeginner
Up Your Game With OUTPUTPhil HelmerBeginner
Using PowerView and Hadoop to Unlock Hidden MarketJoseph D'AntoniIntermediate
Visualization Choices: What, When, and How?Paul TurleyIntermediate
W.I.T - How To Inspire Our Youth To Pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathematicsMickey StueweNon-Technical
Welcome Non-Technical
Where did I put my (primary) keys?Ami LevinAdvanced
Windowing Functions: THE Reason to Upgrade to 2012Kevin BolesIntermediate
Windows Azure & SQL Server - Better TogetherBret StatehamBeginner
Windows Azure SQL Database Design: Silver Lining and Dark SideKaren LopezIntermediate


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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