DevLINK, Music City’s Own Technical Conference

To many, August represents the lazy dog days of summer when it’s too hot to even think about going outside. To others, this time of year conjures up thoughts of going back to school, either for us or for our kids. Still others, think of bacon.

But for the technical crowd in Nashville, August is the time of year for one of the best values going in conferences: devLINK. This year, devLINK is August 5 – 7 at Lipscomb University, One University Park Drive Nashville, TN  37204. There are over 150 sessions scheduled. It costs only $100. That’s a great value.

I’m presenting a couple of sessions at this year’s devLINK. One is in the SQL Server track; the other is in the Professional Development realm.

Locking and Blocking Made Simple

A good working knowledge of how SQL Server makes use of locking and transaction isolation levels can go a long way toward improving an application’s performance. In this session, we will explore SQL Server’s locking methodology and discover techniques for enhancing query response times.

Conducting Effective Meetings

Ever been in a meeting that drones on and on? It starts late, runs long, and doesn’t really accomplish anything. It’s a complete waste of everyone’s time. Worse yet, since nothing was resolved you’ll have to have a follow up meeting. Argh! In this session you’ll learn some of the keys to conducting an effective meeting. You’ll gain practical tips for making your meetings more productive and dramatically improving one of the most inefficient parts of your day.

If you’re going to devLINK, look me up and perhaps we can chat during one of breaks.

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