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Best of PASS SQLRally 2011 Orlando

Congratulations to presenters of the top sessions at PASS SQLRally 2011 Orlando, and thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out session evaluations! Your feedback is an essential part of helping speakers improve their presentations and speaking skills and making future PASS SQLRally events the best they can be.

Top 5 SQLRally 2011 Sessions
Based on attendee session evaluations, here are the top 5 sessions from the conference (please click here to see the session evaluation questions):

1. Zero to OLAP Cubes in 60 Minutes, Adam Jorgensen (BI Track)
    Average overall score: 4.900584

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
4.947368 4.964912 4.91228 4.877192 4.859649 4.842105

 

2. Understanding Storage Systems and SQL Server, Wesley Brown (DBA Track)
    Average overall score: 4.886363

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
4.955223 4.970149 4.895522 4.910447 4.757575 4.83582

 

3. DBA Disaster Techniques to Keep Handy, by Edwin Sarmiento (DBA Track)
    Average overall score:   4.809027

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
4.833333 4.833333 4.6875 4.833333 4.833333 4.833333

 

4. Deadlocking for Mere Mortals, by Jonathan Kehayias (DBA Track)
    Average overall score: 4.80797

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
4.804347 4.913043 4.847826 4.695652 4.73913 4.847826

 

5. Performance Tuning Analysis Services, Devin Knight (BI Track)
    Average overall score: 4.800925

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
4.863013 4.931506 4.79452 4.657534 4.753424 4.75

 

Top BI Sessions (avg. track rating = 4.5569605) 
1. Zero to OLAP Cubes in 60 Minutes, Adam Jorgensen
2. Performance Tuning Analysis Services, Devin Knight
3. ETL Head-to-Head: T-SQL vs. SSIS, Tim Mitchell
 

Top DBA Sessions (avg. track rating = 4.542204)
1. Understanding Storage Systems and SQL Server, Wesley Brown
2. DBA Disaster Techniques to Keep Handy, Edwin Sarmiento
3. Deadlocking for Mere Mortals, Jonathan Kehayias
 

Top Development Sessions (avg. track rating = 4.325066)
1. T-SQL Code Sins: The Worst Things We Do to Code and Why, Jennifer McCown
2. Writing Faster Queries, Tim Chapman
3. What's New in SQL Server 2011 "Denali"? Aaron Bertrand
 

Top Professional Development Sessions (avg. track rating = 4.7105255)
1. Career Success in the Data Profession during Turbulent Times, Karen Lopez
2. Iceberg, Dead Ahead! Lessons from Real Life Disasters for the Database Professional, Mike Walsh
 

Top Wild Card Sessions (avg. track rating = 4.4916985)
1. Reading Execution Plan Deep Dive, Grant Fritchey
2. Unlocking the Mystery of MDX, Bryan Smith
3. SSIS Data Flow Buffer Breakdown, Eric Wisdahl 

* Session Evaluation Questions
Q1. How would you rate the usefulness of the session information in your day-to-day environment?
Q2. How would you rate the Speaker’s presentation skills?
Q3. How would you rate the Speaker’s knowledge of the subject?
Q4. How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description, and experience level to the actual session?
Q5. How would you rate the amount of time allocated to cover the topic/session?
Q6. How would you rate the quality of the presentation materials?

 

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