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Hello SQL Ralliers!

If you are coming here from sitting in my presentation on Thursday at 8:30 at the SQL Rally then this post should be useful. If you are thinking about it, maybe the link contained within will be useful. If you aren’t, well then hopefully my other content will be useful!

You can see more about me here. I’m participating in a few things Thursday at the Rally:

Speaking at 830 – Iceberg, Dead Ahead! Lessons from Real-Life Disasters for the Database Professional – I created a quick page with a copy of the latest slide deck as well as some links to related blog posts I have written and links to more details and reports on some of the airplane disasters/incidents we will be talking about. That page is here.

SQL University Lightning Talk – 4:35-5:35 – A handful of folks who have participated in the SQL University will be sharing a quick 5 minute lightning style conversation and then having an open Q&A. Should be a great way to interact with several community contributors. I’m going to be talking about vendor relationships, vendor “interviews” and why they are important. Most of us work with vendors, no?

Overdrive Sessions 5:45 – 7:00 – I will be participating in a Job Interview mock up that Kevin Kline is hosting. I’ll be one of the interviewers. Come and critique the interviewer style I am utilizing for this example. Should be fun. There are going to be 3 mock interviews with different interviewers and interviewees.

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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1 thought on “Hello SQL Ralliers!”

  1. Mike,

    Man, you did a great job on your Overdrive part. You were the way-too-busy and overly self important interviewer. What a great example you gave of what not to do. It really opened up some lively conversation in the room, which was the intended purpose.

    Great job!


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