KalamazooX 2011

Now X = 3

Michael Eaton contacted me last week and asked if I would be interested in speaking at the 3rd incarnation of the KalamazooX Conference scheduled for April 30, 2011.  Because I believe in the root goal for the event – improvement of the soft skills that separate us from the emotionless robots and pooh-flinging monkeys pounding away at random keyboards make us unique and great (design and communication skills) – I didn’t hesitate.  Therefore please join me for my 30 minute session in which I will rant about issues Developers should take into consideration when storing data in Microsoft SQL Server, as well as what I as a DBA should do for them in return.

Title:  Habits, Tools, and Developer Rights!
As a DBA responsible for supporting both internally-developed databases and those from independent software vendors, Tim has seen some things that have driven him to ponder why he still finds himself dealing with performance issues related to inefficient application and database design.  Join him as he discusses some the habits he would like to see Developers assume, tools and coding practices he’d like them to use, and rights that he think DBAs should provide to them. 

KalamazooX will be held at The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Center for New Media in Downtown Kalamazoo on April 30, 2011 from 8:30am – 5:00pm.  Registration is $25, but students receive a $10 discount.  Additional details and the ability to register can be found at kalamazoox.org.