SQLPeople is coming to New York on November 12, 2011! SQLInspire NYC is our second event, and we’ve lined up speakers set to inspire you to create and grow in your career as a data professional! Come and learn from Robert Pearl, Steve Jones, Tom LaRock, Andrew Brust, Michael Coles, Michael Corey, and Brian Moran. You can use the form below to register for the event. But act quickly as the event is capped at 250 attendees!
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Telecommuting and the Virtual Office: Making the Case to Convince your Boss by Robert Pearl
Have you ever dreamed of a job where you roll out of bed, brush your teeth, and then head to your home office to start your day? This is a reality for some and desirable by many. Wouldn’t it be great to work uninterrupted, become more productive, and be home in time for dinner? The kids would get more mommy or daddy time, and everyone is happy! Even telecommuting once or twice a week, wouldn’t it boost your morale, balance your life, and reduce office stress? Robert Pearl shares his experience being a Remote DBA, including experiences from jobs that had no work from home policy to those with a 100% telecommuting role. Is it all that it’s cracked up to be? What are the tradeoffs? What do you need to know to convince management that the company can actually benefit?
Finding Balance by Steve Jones
Life is busy for many of us in the modern world, and it can be hard to fit in the many desires we have among the demands made of us. That isn’t likely to change anytime soon, but you can find some balance. Steve Jones talks about the changes he has made in life, and the experiences he has had from working in a modern Information Technology career to enable a better, and more successful life.
SQL Someday by Tom LaRock
There are seven days in the week, and someday isn’t one of them.
Navigating the New Job Market by Michael Coles
This is not your father’s job market. The modern job market is constantly changing and landing the perfect opportunity requires every advantage you can get your hands on. In this talk professional consultant and Microsoft MVP Michael Coles will tell you how you can optimize your potential and increase your odds of finding the perfect job in the new high-stakes job market. You’ll also learn useful tactical negotiation techniques to get what you want, which can make the difference between a good opportunity and a great opportunity.
Big Data, BI, Big Deal! by Andrew Brust
Big Data, NoSQL, Column Stores and Data Warehouse Appliances are pretty lofty things, riding high in their hype cycles. But if they can’t be reconciled with enterprise database technology, then they’re of little use. In this INSPIRE talk, Microsoft-focused analyst and MS BI expert Andrew Brust will brief you on these technologies and then decode them, by showing you where they’ve landed in the Microsoft stack, on-premises and in the cloud.
DBA to CEO by Michael Corey
Feel as you have reached a plateau in your professional career? Thought about giving up the 9-to-5 and starting your own consulting business? The transition is never easy, so come hear savvy business advice from Michael Corey, who was recognized by Forrester Research as a leading provider of database management services. You will benefit from the lessons learned by this technopreneur and database expert. Michael will draw examples from his own life: as he grew from DBA to CEO, and turned his new company from a one-man operation to a team of 160 professionals.
Professional Services 2.0 by Brian Moran
What would it look like of Jesus, Buddha, and Confucius built a SQL Server consulting company modeled after a medieval guild with an emphasis on the Golden Rule? Brian has more than 20 years of experience in professional services, and he has had the opportunity to see business models that work really well and others that don’t quite work. Andy Leonard and Brian are starting two new ventures and they’ve given a lot of thought to the “why” in addition to the “what” of the new companies. Come hear keys lessons about how to build and manage a professional services company for the modern age leveraging wisdom from the past.