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: Cascade FallsTrack 2 - Room: PacificTrack 3 - Room: ArcticTrack 4 - Room: IndianTrack 5 - Room: Atlantic
08:00 AMBill Fellows

Kama Sutra of SSIS: A guide to loving ETL

Level: Intermediate

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Steven Wake

Master the Date Dimension Like a Time Lord

Level: Beginner

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Steve Jones

The Encryption Primer

Level: Beginner

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Reeves Smith

SQL Server AlwaysOn Availably Groups

Level: Beginner

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Jeff Renz

Battle of the Finch Bots

Level: Beginner
09:30 AMJason Kassay

Getting Started with Execution Plans

Level: Beginner

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Jason Horner

Dimensional Modeling Design Patterns: Beyond Basics

Level: Intermediate
Gabriel Villa

"What’s this ‘Scaffolding a CRUD’ all about? Build a Website from your SQL Database"

Level: Beginner

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Leslie Weed

Windows Azure SQL Reporting Services

Level: Beginner

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Lori Edwards

SQL Server Statistics – What Are The Chances?

Level: Beginner

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11:00 AMBill Fellows

2012 TSQL Sweets

Level: Intermediate

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Marc Beacom

Data Visualizations: It’s not all colorful lines o

Level: Beginner

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Pat Wright

Building a Scalable Cost Effective Reporting System

Level: Beginner

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Seth Washeck

Extended Events In Real Life

Level: Intermediate

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Tom Norman

Converting Unreliable Deployments Into Consistent Releases

Level: Beginner

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01:30 PMTim Mitchell

Scripting in SSIS

Level: Intermediate

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Ginger Grant

Power BI – Cloud Self-Service BI

Level: Beginner
Russ Thomas

XPath - XQuery; I guess if I HAVE to

Level: Beginner

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Michael Fal

The Hierarchy of Monitoring Needs: A Methodology

Level: Intermediate
Michael Bourgon

Master of All I Survey - track code changes and more across your environment

Level: Intermediate

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03:00 PMChris Shaw

Interview Tips

Level: Beginner

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William Pearson

Possible Musics: Choosing between Analysis Services 2012 Multidimensional and Tabular

Level: Intermediate
Todd Kleinhans

The Life Cycle of a Query

Level: Beginner

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John Morehouse

SQL Server Databaseology 201

Level: Intermediate

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Meagan Longoria

The Accidental Report Designer: Data Visualization Best Practices in SSRS

Level: Intermediate

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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
"What’s this ‘Scaffolding a CRUD’ all about? Build a Website from your SQL Database"Gabriel VillaBeginner
10 Things That Every DBA Should Know!John MorehouseBeginner
15 Quick Tips for SSIS PerformanceTim MitchellIntermediate
2012 TSQL SweetsBill FellowsIntermediate
Automated Database Build and TestSteve JonesIntermediate
Battle of the Finch BotsJeff RenzBeginner
Becoming Certified In Microsoft SQL ServerChris HydeBeginner
Big Data 101Pat WrightBeginner
Branding Yourself for a Dream JobSteve JonesBeginner
Building a Scalable Cost Effective Reporting System Pat WrightBeginner
Capture Change and Apply it With Change Data Capture & SSISSteven WakeIntermediate
Choose Your Mapping Adventure: Visualizing Your Geospatial DataMeagan LongoriaIntermediate
Converting Unreliable Deployments Into Consistent ReleasesTom NormanBeginner
Critical Incident Debrief; Verbal Judo for the DBARuss ThomasNon-Technical
Dashboards - Introducing Pyramid AnalyticsJeff RenzBeginner
Data Quality Issues? There is a service for that.Ginger GrantIntermediate
Data Vault Data Warehouse ArchitectureJeff RenzIntermediate
Data Visualizations: It’s not all colorful lines oMarc BeacomBeginner
Data Warehousing Guidelines for BI and BAM solutionsShehap El-NagarAdvanced
Dimensional Modeling Design Patterns: Beyond BasicsJason HornerIntermediate
Don’t Miss Out on Excel Cube FunctionsMeagan LongoriaBeginner
Explore and Troubleshoot the power-packed new features of SQL Server 2014Jayaprakash JothiramanIntermediate
Extended Events In Real LifeSeth WasheckIntermediate
Get Into Evaluation Context with DAX, the Language of PowerPivot and TabularReeves SmithAdvanced
Getting Started with Execution PlansJason KassayBeginner
Index InternalsDenny CherryAdvanced
Interview TipsChris ShawBeginner
I've Got A SQL Database, Now What?Denny CherryBeginner
Kama Sutra of SSIS: A guide to loving ETLBill FellowsIntermediate
Kickstart into SSISLeslie WeedBeginner
Lean Database Development, Burn the Fat in 60 Minutes: Development Tools, Tips, and TricksGabriel VillaNon-Technical
Managing Log File ObesityMichael FalIntermediate
Master of All I Survey - track code changes and more across your environmentMichael BourgonIntermediate
Master the Date Dimension Like a Time LordSteven WakeBeginner
MDX For Complex ReportsAshim MazumderBeginner
MDX For SQL DevelopersAshim MazumderBeginner
Only You Can Prevent Database Fires!John MorehouseBeginner
Performance dreams wait for you at SQL Server 2014Shehap El-NagarIntermediate
Possible Musics: Choosing between Analysis Services 2012 Multidimensional and TabularWilliam PearsonIntermediate
Power BI – Cloud Self-Service BIGinger GrantBeginner
Scripting in SSISTim MitchellIntermediate
Searching Binary Data in SQL Server 2012Steve JonesIntermediate
Service Broker for Automation, Fun, and ProfitRuss ThomasIntermediate
Social Networking Is Alive!John MorehouseNon-Technical
Somebody got BIDS Helper in my Data ToolsMeagan LongoriaIntermediate
SQL 2014 In memory OLTP (Hekaton)Kapil BhatiIntermediate
SQL Server AlwaysOn Availably GroupsReeves SmithBeginner
SQL Server Analysis Services, DefinedReeves SmithBeginner
SQL Server Databaseology 201John MorehouseIntermediate
SQL Server Statistics – What Are The Chances?Lori EdwardsBeginner
SQL Server Table Partitioning from the ground upDenny CherryIntermediate
SQL Server's In Memory Database ObjectsDenny CherryIntermediate
SSIS 2012: More Than Just a Pretty UISteven WakeBeginner
Table Indexing for the .NET DeveloperDenny CherryIntermediate
Tabular ModelsJeff RenzBeginner
The Accidental Report Designer: Data Visualization Best Practices in SSRSMeagan LongoriaIntermediate
The Encryption PrimerSteve JonesBeginner
The Hierarchy of Monitoring Needs: A MethodologyMichael FalIntermediate
The Life Cycle of a QueryTodd KleinhansBeginner
The Platypus Database and other design tragediesLeslie AndrewsBeginner
T-SQL Performance Guidelines for better DB stress powersShehap El-NagarAdvanced
Type More, Click Less: Programmatically build SSIS packagesBill FellowsAdvanced
What secrets does your database schema hold?Andre DuBoisBeginner
Windows Azure SQL Reporting ServicesLeslie WeedBeginner
XPath - XQuery; I guess if I HAVE toRuss ThomasBeginner


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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