The next few months will be pretty busy for me. Here’s a quick schedule of what I’ll be doing.
- Sometime in the next three months, I’ll present on tally tables to the Triangle area PASS chapter. This presentation should be a good one—I have seven examples of how to use tally tables, all of which I’ve discussed here on the blog in the past.
- The call for speakers isn’t open yet, but I am going to try to speak at the Raleigh Code Camp on November 9th. My proposed topic is T-SQL Anti-Patterns. I’ll have some overlap with the SQL Antipatterns book, but this is more a compendium of my experiences.
- On November 19th, I will present at the Triangle area .NET User Group data SIG on how to use the APPLY statement in SQL Server. I’m no Brad Schulz, but I will adapt his explanation, as it was what taught me how to do the right thing.
- From September 25th through the 29th, I will be at Derbycon for the second year in a row. I’m taking the Hardware Hacking course, which is an entirely new topic to me. Looking at the schedule, there don’t seem to be that many database-specific talks, but there are a couple which look like they’ll bash Oracle’s security model, so that’ll be fun.
- From October 14th through the 18th, I’m going to be in Charlotte at PASS Summit. This is my first summit, and I am excited. On Monday, I’m taking Paul White’s pre-con on reading execution plans, and Tuesday will be Allan Hirt’s pre-con on clustering. By that point, I’ll probably be unable to think, so I already pre-ordered the presentation videos so I don’t need to take notes…