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Speaking at SNESSUG Wednesday!

Back in April, I invited Grant Fritchey to be our inaugural speaker to the Seacoast SQL Server User Group. My guess is he was frustrated with the traffic and time to drive from his office in Rhode Island up to New Hampshire in rush hour traffic. Why? Because shortly after his time speaking with us, I received an invite from his group, Southern New England SQL Server Users Group to come down and speak in May or June. I accepted not wanting to say no and wanting some experience in giving the presentation I plan on submitting as an abstract to the PASS Summit this year.


I will be sharing the presentation I have given to a couple SQL Saturdays, “As a DBA, Where Do I start?” This talk is given to cover some of the basics of our role as Database Administrators. Cover the priorities of the role and has a goal of making people think about if their own environment is covered. It is meant to be interactive, there are some lighter moments when I’ve given it in the past and we poke a little healthy fun at developers and vendors along the way.

If you’ll be near RI on Wednesday, stop on by!


Wednesday 5/12/2010 @6:00 PM


New England Institute of Technology
Hall of Fame Room
2480 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886

I’m hoping to get some more feedback and input directly or on the Speaker Rate site so I can make course corrections along the way for future presentations.

Mike Walsh
Article by Mike Walsh
Mike loves mentoring clients on the right Systems or High Availability architectures because he enjoys those lightbulb moments and loves watching the right design and setup come together for a client. He started Straight Path in 2010 when he decided that after over a decade working with SQL Server in various roles, it was time to try and take his experience, passion, and knowledge to help clients of all shapes and sizes. Mike is a husband, father to four great children, and a Christian. He’s a volunteer Firefighter and EMT in his small town in New Hampshire, and when he isn’t playing with his family, solving SQL Server issues, or talking shop, it seems like he has plenty to do with his family running a small farm in NH raising Beef Cattle, Chickens, Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Honeybees and who knows what other animals have been added!

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