Monthly Archives: April, 2010

IT Architect Regional Conference in Denver – May 6

I will be speaking at the IT Architect Regional Conference in Denver on May 6.  It is put on by  IASA (International Association of Software Architects).  The topic I will examine is titled Essential Foundations of a Business Intelligence Data Architecture and will illustrate the key principles that you must include when developing a dependable BI Architecture to achieve successful Business Intelligence in your organization.
The best thing about ITARC is the wealth of talent that will attend and speak at the conference.   Ted Farrell, Chief Architect at Oracle will deliver the morning keynote Architecting the World’s Largest Enterprise Applications.  Peter Provost of Microsoft will talk about Introducing Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tooling.  Other prominent speakers include Paul Rayner, Jeff Certain and Vaughn Vernon.

I urge you to attend this conference, it’s the best way to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding IT architecture in a single day.

Take a look at the complete agenda here: http://www.iasahome.org/web/itarc/2010/denver
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SQL Saturday in Huntington Beach, CA

I had a great time speaking and attending the sessions at 1st ever SQL Saturday held in Southern California this Saturday, April 24th.  I met a lot of talented and prominent people in the SoCal SQL Server community, including Andrew Karcher, Denny Cherry, Jen Underwood, Nitin Salgar, Mark Rosenberg and Thomas Mueller.  I especially enjoyed Kevin Stephenson’s of MySpace excellent presentation on locking, blocking, deadlocks and isolation levels.  Kevin moved relentlessly through the subject revealing key point after key point, exactly what I want in a 1 hour session.  If you want to learn  more about locking and blocking and get a chance to hear him at a future session, I highly recommend him.
I spoke on Data Mining with Analysis Services and was happy to have a large turnout and excellent feedback for the session.  I hope I was able to make Data Mining a part of future implementations for the people in attendance.  Click on this link to view my slide deck:
Thank you to Andrew Karcher and Marlon Ribunal for doing a fantastic job organizing the event.  I hope our paths cross again in the very near future.

SQL Saturday #44

I will be speaking on the topic Data Mining with Analysis Services at SQL Saturday #44 in Huntington Beach, CA on April 24.  Stop by and say hello if you are attending also!