Where in the world is Quacky?

Where in the world is Quacky?

Each year, Idera sponsors a variety of events worldwide to support education, training and networking opportunities for Microsoft IT professionals. Check out the list below to find events near you. We look forward to meeting you!

If you’d like Idera to sponsor an upcoming event, please contact us at sponsorships@idera.com

Geek Sync

Join us in a Geek Sync to discover new ways of thinking, build your repertoire of tips and tricks, and connect with industry experts.

Want to lead your own Geek Sync? Contact us and let us know what ideas you have.


Geek Sync | A Visual Model of Cloud Computing

01.24.2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Whether you’re a veteran IT professional or new to database design, you have heard about "The Cloud" but perhaps have had little or no direct experience with it. Like many IT professionals worldwide, you are currently confronted with the challenge of quickly absorbing cloud computing concepts. Often, the best way to understand a new and complex subject area is to study its conceptual data model (CDM).

Join IDERA and Henry Nirsberger as he provides a rudimentary understanding of the Amazon Cloud using a conceptual model. Henry will include an understanding of basic data modeling concepts and notations. Joining this Geek Sync will help you to cultivate an appreciation that data modeling can be leveraged for much more than just database design.

About Henry: Henry Nirsberger (CDMP, CBIP) is the author of “A Conceptual Data Model for Amazon EC2” and CEO of HMN Consulting LLC, providing IT consulting services specializing in Data Management, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud, Facilitation, and IT Leadership. As a trained facilitator, he has facilitated over 600 IT design and planning sessions for data modeling, process modeling, database design, project planning, process improvement, requirements consensus, strategy planning, issues management, and team building. He continues to be an unremitting student of data modeling, cloud computing, enterprise architecture, and all aspects of data management. His certifications include CDMP (DAMA), CBIP (TDWI), CDP-DM (ICCP), CFPIM (APICS 1984–2003) and TOGAF 9.

Geek Sync | New Features in SQL Server That Will Change the Way You Tune

02.21.2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Since the new cardinality estimator was released in SQL Server 2014, every version on SQL Server has introduced new great features designed to help your queries run at max performance. In 2016, it was Query Store; in 2017, Adaptive Query Processing and Automatic Tuning have been introduced.

Join IDERA and Lance Tidwell as he explores these new features and how they can make your life easier as a DBA. Lance will also look at some of the pitfalls and potential issues that can arise from these new features. This is a special Geek Sync you will not want to miss!

About Lance: Lance Tidwell, from the Austin, TX, area, has worked as a SQL Server DBA for the last 11 years. During his time as a DBA he has found his passion for all things SQL, but specifically for performance tuning. He has a life-long quest to always be learning new things; currently this quest has lead him to explore more about the Data Analytics/ Data Science areas, as well as working toward the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science. During his spare time, he volunteers at his son's school as a member of Watch D.O.G.S. and as an off-ice official for the American Hockey League (AHL).