On Tuesday, I was notified that my presentation, “Making the CASE for a full-time DBA” got accepted on the schedule for SQL Saturday Baton Rouge #150. WooHoo, my first SQL community event presentation!
I am thrilled and nervous at the same time. I have many years experience speaking in front of people, that’s a no-brainer for me. However, I have never spoken in front of peers on “work related” topics.
My presentation is targeted to those “Accidental DBA’s” who find themselves administering and managing SQL Servers.
- Developers, Computer Technicians, System Administrators and other IT personnel who were not hired as a DBA, but find themselves doing the job.
- individuals who scratch their head, Bing and Google-it to find answers.
- individuals with less than 2 years of DBA experience.
The “who, what, where and how’s” of getting simple information out of SQL server and discovering the “major” problems and no-no’s in the SQL world. Hopefully, I can provide some simple ways, steps and information that will make your “Accidental DBA” career easier.
Once you can better understand SQL, just maybe you might like the work and want to be a full-time DBA. How do I change career paths, where do I find more information, do I need certifications? I will also briefly discuss how to “pitch a full-time DBA position” to your Manager, Director or VP.
There will be some humor, laughing (probably at me) and hopefully some informative information for those non-DBA types, the DBA newbies or DBA “wanna-bies”.
Thank you again for the SQL Saturday team, I hope I don’t disappoint.
UPDATE: Because of my work, unfortunately I was unable to participate and had to withdraw from presenting. I was crushed. But there is always next year!!!!