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 | Indexes - The Unsung Heroes of SQL Server 2016

Pinal Dave
06.07.2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Slow Running Queries are the most common problem that developers face while working with SQL Server. While it is easy to blame the SQL Server for unsatisfactory performance, the issue often persists with the way queries have been written, and how Indexes have been set up.

Join IDERA and Pinal Dave as he walks you through how to identify problems that slow down SQL Server, and the Indexing tricks to fix them. Developers will walk out with scripts and knowledge that can be applied to their servers, immediately after the session. This Geek Sync will be very interactive as Pinal plans to host a quiz and Q&A.

About Pinal: Pinal is a technology enthusiast and independent consultant with over thirteen years of experience in the information technology sector. He has successfully authored 11 SQL Server database books, 18 Pluralsight courses and written over 3200 articles on database technology via his blog http://blog.sqlauthority.com. Rounding out his professional career, Pinal has held key positions as Sr. Consultant for SolidQ and as a Technology Evangelist for Pluralist and Microsoft. Pinal holds a Master of Science from the University of Southern California, and numerous professional certifications, including MCTS, MCDBA and MCAD (.NET).

Geek Sync | Data Modeling and Blockchain

06.21.2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Expect a game changer at least once a decade. A technology that disrupts the status quo and ideally improves our lives in terms of efficiencies or general well-being. Blockchain is this decade’s game changer. We’ve past the hype cycle and now both startups and well-established organizations are focusing on practical uses of a replicated general ledger beyond Bitcoin.

Join IDERA and Steve Hoberman as he walks through blockchain and its three levels of maturity. You will learn how blockchain will impact conceptual, logical, and physical data modeling.

About Steve: Steve has trained more than 10,000 people in data modeling since 1992. Steve is known for his entertaining and interactive teaching style (watch out for flying candy!), and organizations around the globe have brought Steve in to teach his Data Modeling Master Class, which is recognized as the most comprehensive data modeling course in the industry. Steve is the author of nine books on data modeling, including the bestseller Data Modeling Made Simple. One of Steve’s frequent data modeling consulting assignments is to review data models using his Data Model Scorecard® technique. He is the founder of the Design Challenges group, Conference Chair of the Data Modeling Zone conference, recipient of the 2012 Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) International Professional Achievement Award, and highest rated tutorial presenter at Enterprise Data World 2014 and Enterprise Data World 2015.

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.