Speaking at SQL Saturday Denver 2022

Introduction

SQL Saturday Denver 2022 will be held on September 17th, 2022. I will be speaking at SQL Saturday Denver 2022, presenting two sessions.

This in-person, free event will be held at the Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Greenwood Village. This is purposely a smaller event, with three parallel tracks.

You can register for this event here.

Speaking at SQL Saturday Denver 2022

My first session is “How to Survive a SQL Server Health Check” in Room 1 at 9:40AM. Here is the abstract:

How to Survive a SQL Server Health Check

You have just found out that an outside consultant is going to be conducting a comprehensive SQL Server Health Check on one of your database servers. What do you do now? Is it time to panic?

No, that is not the answer! This session will cover the most common and important things that consultants look for in a health check. Knowing this in advance will help you prepare for and do better in the health check.

More importantly, this session will help you understand best practice configuration settings and practices for your database servers and databases. The PDF version of this presentation is here.

My second session is “Building a Desktop System on a Test Bench” in Room 2 at 1PM. Here is the abstract:

Building a Desktop System on a Test Bench

If you want to build a new desktop PC from parts, it is helpful to assemble as much of the system as possible outside of the case.

This makes assembly easier and also lets you test the system before the final build. This session shows you how to do this on an actual test bench and how you can also do it without a test bench. Building a desktop PC is not as hard as many people think, and this session will demonstrate that.

Are You Really Building a Computer at SQL Saturday?

You might be wondering what building a desktop system has to do with SQL Server… Well, I think it is useful to have one or more desktop systems available, both as a primary workstation and/or as a separate lab or test machine.

Speaking at SQL Saturday Denver 2022
Desktop System on a Test Bench

Building a desktop machine from parts can be a lot less expensive than buying a pre-built system. Plus, you might even learn more about hardware and storage. Even if you are running SQL Server in the cloud, hardware and storage still matter! The PDF version of this presentation is here.

Final Words

This should be a small, but fun event. I hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about this post, please ask me here in the comments or on Twitter. I am pretty active on Twitter as GlennAlanBerryThanks for reading!

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