January 2015 PASSMN Meeting & Newsletter
Sponsored by Kroll Ontrack
PASSMN 2015 Board Introductions
Please welcome our 2015 Board of Directors: Rick Krueger, Chair; Dave Valentine, Director of Program Development; Paul Timmerman, Director of Membership / Treasurer; James Dorame, Director of Corporate Development; Riley Major, Director of Technology; and Jennifer McConnell, Director of SQL Saturday.
About Dave Valentine: Dave is a Development DBA with over 10 years of experience with SQL Server and development technologies, specializing in Business Intelligence and ingenious solutions. Dave has also been an Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan State University for the past 10 years educating students in Database Management and Application Development.
Dave started giving back to the SQL community a few years ago by presenting at Local PASS Chapters, SQL Saturday Events, and blogging at IngeniousSQL.com
What Are Your Servers Doing While You're Sleeping?
Abstract: You’re the DBA, the guy in charge, the guy who gets pounced on first thing in the morning with complaints of “my report took FOREVER to run last night, why?”, or “customers are saying the web site was really slow at 3:00am this morning, why?”. You’re expected to be able to answer questions like that. Can you? Do you know what your servers are doing when you’re not looking? By the end of this presentation, you'll be able to answer those questions. You'll come away with scripts to collect information on what your servers are doing, what they're waiting on, as well as scripts to help analyze that collected information.
About Tracy McKibben: Tracy is currently a Principal Data Architect with Pearson VUE, crossing over to the development dark side after two decades as a production DBA. He blogs frequently, has spoken at several SQL Saturday events, and is active on social media. When not working with SQL Server, he might be found working on his model railroad, honing his photography skills, running, playing pickleball, or deeply immersed in some sort of home improvement project.
Sponsored Session: Quick demo of Ontrack® PowerControls™ for SQL Server, 2015 Roadmap, and Request for future PASSMN involvement
Questions for Presenters
If you have any questions you would like our presenter to answer in the meeting, feel free to submit them ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org or to any of the board members before the meeting. All questions will be kept anonymous.
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