The week of the SQL PASS Summit is a bit like Christmas for many database professionals. It is a week that is anticipated with school child like excitement – and for good reason! It is a week packed full of amazing learning, great networking with other technologists and a time to bump into old friends and meet new ones.
You’ll have a few opportunities to bump into some of the partners and teammates of Linchpin People this week at the PASS Summit..
SSIS Design Patterns Pre-Con Seminar
Linchpin partner and CSO Andy Leonard is part of a team hosting a full-day pre-conference seminar on SSIS Design Patterns. The team is actually the entire author team of the SSIS 2012 Design Patterns Book From the Summit Website:
In this full-day session, the “SSIS Design Patterns” (Apress, 2012) author team – Matt Masson, Tim Mitchell, Jessica M. Moss, Michelle Ufford, and Andy Leonard – will describe and demonstrate patterns for package execution, package logging, loading flat file and XML sources, loading the cloud, dynamic package generation, SSIS Frameworks, data warehouse ETL, and data flow performance.
Brian Moran Shares Consulting Tips and Tricks
Linchpin partner and CSO Brian Moran is sharing a Professional Development session full of tips for folks who are thinking about independent consulting. Brian’s been there done that when it comes to being independent and starting great consultancies. This should be a great session for anyone looking to try it out. At Linchpin People, we believe in investing in people before, during and after we work with them, and helping folks get ahead even if we don’t work together. This session definitely has that principle in mind. From the Summit Website:
Have a small consulting company on your own or with partners or thinking about starting one? Don’t miss this session based on 20 years from the trenches. I’ve been consulting for more than 2 decades and have had my own businesses for more than 10 years. My experience ranges from owning a small S Corp with my wife, to building and managing an international consulting company, to new ventures in between. And I’ve learned a lot along the way.
We all know the answer to most questions is “it depends,” but I will be surprised if you don’t walk away from this session with a few new tips and tricks that could add hundreds of thousands of dollars to your bottom line as an independent consultant. We’ll have at least 15 minutes at the end of the session to explore topics and questions from the audience.
Tim Radney Is On A “Book Release” Tour
Well sort of! He’ll be at the Summit volunteering in a few capacities, spending time at the Idera Booth (he’s an Idera ACE) sharing his expertise on a whole host of DBA topics and he’ll be doing some impromptu book signings. That’s right, Linchpin Teammate Tim Radney is an official SQL Server author as of last month. His book, SQL Server Backup and Recovery, from Joes2Pros (A great approach to publishing and sharing knowledge), is now available and he’ll be able to tell you where to find it and I’m sure he’d be happy to sign it.
Birds of a Feather Lunch
Since the 2009 SQL PASS Summit, when the Birds of a Feather lunch first started, Linchpin People Partner Mike Walsh has been a volunteer in setting up the lunch and organizing topics from those who host a table. It’s a really fun event and a great networking tool. This year the format is a bit different and Mike blogged about it over on his blog – but be sure to check out the lunch and meet some people who share a common interest. Sadly, Mike won’t be making the Summit this year to enjoy listening in on the Birds of a Feather tables – someone has to “run” Linchpin while Andy and Brian are having fun and “networking”.