Past Meetup

A SQL Server Developer's Toolkit

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Speaker: Kirsten Benzel, Database Engineer at SurveyMonkey

Kirsten will explain the Developer Lifecycle with a focus on T-SQL scripts, from booting up and configuring a brand new machine, diving headfirst into new databases, all the way to getting comfortable and advancing your career through training and networking.

She is a Developer who was "raised" by DBAs. She never made "typical" newbie developer mistakes but didn't appreciate this until recently. She believes that you can't be a great developer unless you're also a good DBA. Her career perspective is grounded in OTJ training and there are advantages and pitfalls to that which she'll cover.

Kirsten will demo a few of her favorite scripts and will make them available to the group.

Kirsten Benzel is a SQL DBA-Developer who joined GoDaddy in late 2005 and began working with SQL Server pulling mail lists with Business Intelligence in 2007. She moved to a SQL Development role in 2011 and has been a happy hybrid of Developer, DBA, and Engineer ever since. She joined SurveyMonkey in March of 2014.