Start Your SQL Engines

S QLRally is only two days away! I am deadlocked here looking at the schedule and trying to make a list of sessions to attend. Such a great line-up of quality content and talented speakers, too bad my concurrency model is not as good as in SQL Server. 🙂 I may have to do some ad-hoc querying in the last moment to make my picks…

I am so excited to be part of the inaugural SQLRally event! Speaking with DBAs and developers I can see the big need for this small, yet big training event. The hunger for knowledge never ends in our field and to me SQLRally is just right. For the price (and location) it is hard to find an excuse not to attend. So, what are you waiting for, time to start the SQL engines for SQLRally!

Adding some last minute best practices updates to the content of my precon session Maximize Your SQL Server 2008 Coding Skills and getting ready to roll the wheels myself!

See you there!



QLRally is the new regional PASS conference hosted in Orlando. It will happen on May 11- May 13 2011 and brings two full days of technical training and an optional day of pre-conference seminars. If you have been to one of the PASS SQLSaturday events then you can expect the same atmosphere of great networking with SQL Server peers in casual environment. SQLRally extends the SQLSaturday format to bring it closer to the PASS Summit experience. You can expect more in depth coverage of SQL Server and professional development topics, as well as great variety of expert areas.
     Currently the finalist abstracts for the pre-conference seminars are up for voting by the SQL Server community. My abstract “Maximize Your SQL Server 2008 Coding Skills” has been selected in the final three for the Developer track.

Here are the links to view all finalists in the different tracks:

BI Sessions:

DBA Sessions:

Developer Sessions:

Misc Sessions:

Voting page:

All finalist abstracts have excellent content. Regardless of which one you vote for it will be a great conference to attend. For $299 it is a steal!