SQL Saturday #442 in Orlando, FL has come and gone but what a turn out! The event was excellent, we had a great turnout for our session and had a blast! And as a bonus, the BBQ lunch, baked beans, coleslaw, mac n cheese and dessert were amazing. Seriously one of the best lunches I’ve had a SQL Saturday event! Plus, the Lego name tags were epic! 100% without a doubt the coolest name tag ever.
SQL Saturday #442 is upon us and yours truly will be presenting in Orlando, Florida on October 10th alongside Mitchell Pearson (b|t). The session is scheduled at 10:35 AM and will last until 11:35 AM. I’m very excited to be presenting at SQL Saturday Orlando this year as it’ll be my first presenting this session in person and my first time speaking at SQL Saturday Orlando! If you haven’t registered yet for this event, you need to do that. This event will be top notch!
My session is called Designing a Data Warehouse from the Ground Up. What if you could approach any business process in your organization and quickly design an effective and optimal dimensional model using a standardized step-by-step method? In this session I’ll discuss the steps required to design a unified dimensional model that is optimized for reporting and follows widely accepted best practices. We’ll also discuss how the design of our dimensional model affects a SQL Server Analysis Services solution and how the choices we make during the data warehouse design phase can make or break our SSAS cubes. You may remember that I did this session a while back for Pragmatic Works via webinar. I’ll be doing the same session at SQL Saturday Orlando but on-prem! 😉
So get signed up for this event now! It’s only 11 days away!
It’s that time of year again! SQL Saturday in Jacksonville, FL is upon us once again and I’m excited to be presenting a session titled, “Welcome to SSAS Tabular Models.” SQL Saturday #391 will be held on May 9th, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida at the University of North Florida and is a totally free training event for SQL Server professionals and anyone wanting to learn about SQL Server!
My session is called, “Welcome to SSAS Tabular Models”, and will function as an introductory session on developing an SSAS Tabular model the right way. In this session I’ll discuss how to decide if building a Tabular model is the right choice, how to build a Tabular model completely from scratch, best practices you should follow, and things to avoid. If you’re new to Tabular Modeling or wanting to learn best practices, this will be a great session for you.
Another fantastic SQL Saturday event is in the books and it did not disappoint! There was a great crowd at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL and plenty of amazing sessions and speakers. Thank you to everyone that attended my session! I hope you enjoyed the session as much as I enjoyed presenting. It was a blast!
If you’re interested, the slide deck I used during the presentation is now available for your viewing pleasure, which you can see here.
I’m excited to announce that on Saturday May 10th in a couple Saturdays I’ll be speaking at SQL Saturday 298 in Jacksonville, FL! SQL Saturday in Jacksonville always has an awesome turnout and I love speaking at this event! There will be tons of great free training sessions from the likes of Devin Knight, Robert Cain, Andy Warren, Adam Jorgensen, Max Trinidad, and tons of other great experts! If you’re in the North Florida area on May 10, you need to get registered for this event!
The session I’ll be delivering is called What the Tabular??? and will start at 1:15 PM EST on Saturday, May 10th! If you’re interested in learning how to build a Tabular Model, how to follow Tabular Model design best practices, and how to decide if a Tabular Model is the right solution to your business problem, then my session What the Tabular??? is for you! It’s a great beginner sessions and will feature tons of demos and walkthroughs of the technology!
So if you’re nearby, definitely get signed-up for this awesome event! You won’t regret it!
Coming this 2nd day of March, I will be speaking at SQL Saturday #192 in Tampa, Florida! It’s going to be off the chain no doubt, as the kids say.
I’ll be presenting my session, MDXplosion! Intro To MDX. The MDX query language is a powerful tool for extracting data from your cube but can often seem confusing and overwhelming to the untrained eye. But have no fear! It’s easier than you might think. In this session, we’ll go over the basic MDX query syntax, how to navigate a hierarchy, how to create dynamic time calculations, and how to add calculations to your cube. It’s going to be a blast and I’m really looking forward to it!
If you’re in the area or can make it down, get registered for this event! It’s going to be a great time and with the opportunity for free training at this amazing quality from industry pro’s, it’d be crazy to pass on this event!