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 | Data Modeling is a form of Data Governance

08.02.2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

In this Geek Sync webinar, Bob Seiner shares how data governance can be explained using the actions of governing the definition, production and usage of data. The Database Management and Development disciplines and tools stand at the core of these three actions. In fact, data modeling provides the foundation for governing data definition leading to quality data production that results in value from data usage.

In this Geek Sync, Bob will discuss:

- Three Actions of Governing Data
- Establishing a Data Governance Program on the Three Actions
- Why Data Modeling is a Form of Data Governance

About Bob: Bob is a thought-leader in the field of Data Governance and is known for his unique approach to the discipline. Bob focuses on consultative mentoring with his clients as the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services (KIKconsulting.com) and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). Bob is the author of the book “Non-Invasive Data Governance: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success”, available on Amazon.com, and speaks often through his DATAVERSITY webinar series (Real-World Data Governance) and the Data Governance industry’s leading events.

Geek Sync | Visual Design Tips for Power BI & SSRS 2016+

08.16.2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

“It seems obvious what this chart says. Why are people asking so many questions when the answers are right on the chart?” Have you ever found yourself asking that question? It happens to all of us. You pour a lot of time into validating your data and removing data points that can cause confusion, so why isn’t it already obvious?

Join IDERA and SolidQ Consultant Aaron Nelson as he walks you through ways to improve Power BI & SSRS 2016+ Reports. He will show examples of tweaks that can be made to avoid confusion in charts that technically already inform the user of what the displayed content is. His focus will be on reports displaying Power BI content.

About Aaron: Aaron is a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server (Data Platform) and leads the PowerShell Virtual Chapters of PASS. He volunteers for the local PASS Chapter AtlantaMDF and helps organize SQL Saturday events in Atlanta. Last year, the PowerShell VC of PASS set out to “Make SQL PowerShell Great Finally” and it is well on its way. Along with PowerShell MVP Chrissy LeMaire, Aaron helps organize what the community is asking for in the new SQL Server PowerShell module on the community Trello board (sqlps.io/vote). Thanks to these efforts and the countless contributions from the SQL community around the world, they have already received 30 new SQL PowerShell cmdlets and have been told to expect even more new cmdlets every month.

Geek Sync | The Universe of Oracle Indexing

09.27.2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

The Oracle database offers many different types of indexing strategies and thus index types. Today's Oracle DBA needs to be aware of all such indexing options and when each might make sense to apply.

Join IDERA and Bert Scalzo as he explores Oracle Indexing. This session will cover every common Oracle index type, including: b-tree, bitmap, bitmap join, reverse order, function based, invisible, partitioned, global prefix, local prefix and index organized tables (IOT's). It's very likely that you are only taking advantage of a small subset of these index types. This is a special Geek Sync you will not want to miss!

About Bert: Bert Scalzo is an Oracle® ACE, author, speaker, consultant, and a Senior Product Manager for database tools at Idera. He has three decades of Oracle® database experience and previously worked for both Oracle Education and Oracle Consulting. Bert holds several Oracle Masters certifications and his academic credentials include a BS, MS and Ph.D. in computer science, as well as an MBA. He has presented at numerous Oracle conferences and user groups, including OOW, ODTUG, IOUG, OAUG, RMOUG and many others. Bert’s areas of interest include data modeling, database benchmarking, database tuning and optimization, "star schema" data warehouses, Linux® and VMware®. He has written numerous papers and blogs for such well-respected publications as the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), Oracle Magazine, Oracle Informant, and more.