SSWUG Spring Conference Speaker Ratings

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This spring I presented a few sessions at the spring SSWUG virtual conference – DBTechCon.  Now that the event is over, I’ve received some feedback from the attendees and I thought I’d share it here. 

Overall, the responses back were great.  The approach for the Profiler versus Extended Events session didn’t seem to come across the best, but the marks were pretty good on it as it was.  I’m looking forward to the next SSWUG conference.

If you are interested in hearing these sessions either at your user group or company, please contact me and we’ll see what we can work out.

Sessions

Performance Tuning With Extended Events

  1. The speaker’s knowledge of the session topic: 5.0/5.0
  2. The speaker’s presentation skills: 5.0/5.0
  3. The session description correspond to the actual session: 4.8/5.0
  4. Overall evaluation of this session: 5.0/5.0

Comments:

  • Engaging, interesting to listen to, not a monotone ;-) Enjoyed the session.
  • I would like see/hear more demos on this since profiler is being retired (sooner or later)
  • awesome stuff..thanks!

What Are You Waiting For?

  1. The speaker’s knowledge of the session topic: 4.9/5.0
  2. The speaker’s presentation skills: 4.9/5.0
  3. The session description correspond to the actual session: 4.9/5.0
  4. Overall evaluation of this session: 4.9/5.0

Comments

  • Wish i had taken this session months ago
  • Great mix of explanations and demo! Good sample scripts provided and additional resources listed is very helpful. Awesome job!
  • Awesome, this was what i was hoping for with other sessions. excellent execution of discussion and a how to and recommendations at the end!

Taking a Crack at CLR

  1. The speaker’s knowledge of the session topic: 4.7/5.0
  2. The speaker’s presentation skills: 4.8/5.0
  3. The session description correspond to the actual session: 4.7/5.0
  4. Overall evaluation of this session: 4.6/5.0

Comments

  • Great job and great examples
  • Jason took a very hard core SQL topic, and made it comprehensible for a novice like myself. Great presentation!
  • There was a good intro example on the concept and use of CLR. What I really liked were the later examples in which they were geared toward reasons why you may use CLR such as file system / blocked processes.

SQL Profiler and Extended Events

  1. The speaker’s knowledge of the session topic: 4.8/5.0
  2. The speaker’s presentation skills: 4.7/5.0
  3. The session description correspond to the actual session: 4.6/5.0
  4. Overall evaluation of this session: 4.5/5.0

Comments

  • Really thought there would be more step by step usage of profiler and extended events with / without profiler, setup instructions or guide and not seeing that
  • Jason and Kevin…thanks for an informative session. You guys worked well together. Just before your presentation I was in a "spirited" client meeting where they were discussing blocking and deadlocks (somewhat unsuccessfully). I am skilled with profiler but you have given me a reason to look at events.
  • Now I need to get to work…
  • A little deeper / demo of Extended events to understand them line by line for one thing that is easy to understand.
  • More examples
  • Really thought there would be more step by step usage of profiler and extended events with / without profiler, setup instructions or guide and not seeing that not as iff everyone has used both and we agree or disagree on to which is better   
  • Glad the presenter was active in chat. Very helpful.
  • Great comparison between the two tools! I had been hesitant to learn Extended Events because I can use profiler just fine. This has made me aware of reason why I may want to use Extended Events.
  • More indepth session of advanced techniques   
  • I didn’t even know extended events existed!
  • This was an extremely informative discussion. Having Kevin Kline in the discussion added a tremendous amount of value.