EVENT UPDATE: The SQL Chicago community is always the best. I had a full house for this session and the audience participation was amazing. Feedback from the audience was that they enjoyed the discussion portion on scaling degrees and certifications to maximize the return on their investment. I didn’t originally plan to share my views on scalability but I’ll definitely include it in my next session on this topic.
Notable Sessions: Here are two sessions that I attended that were great in both content and delivery.
- Henry Treftz’s (t) “Why Third Party Vendors Do The Things They Do,” which gave us an inside look at why ISV’s design their technology in ways that can sometimes make the end user ask, “Why did they do that”. Henry shares the pros and cons to ISV design.
- Ed Leighton-Dick’s (t, l, b) “How to Keep Your Databases Secure in Just Minutes a Day,” because we all need to learn more about database security. Ed is the go-to resource for helping us keep our DB secure.
Become a SQL Pro who’s in High Demand
Track: Professional Development
Expertise in SQL is an in-demand IT skill. As demand continues to grow, so does the increase of SQL professionals entering your specific industry. Learn what’s needed to ensure that you become a stronger technology authority in your industry and a SQL Pro who’s always in High Demand. You’ll learn how to invest in growing your expertise, improve your social/people skills, how to effectively sell and market your talent, what is a “source of truth” and why is it extremely important and more.
Session Materials for Event Attendees:Become a SQL Pro who’s in High Demand_SQL Saturday 719_Chicago 2018_ Benedictine University_Wylie Blanchard
Download: Presentation Slides
Cool slide deck, nice presentation and organization of content as well as an awesome story to be telling others at UGs and SQL Saturdays. Thanks for paying it forward!
SQLSaturday is a training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event was be held on Mar 17, 2018, at Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois, 60532, United States.