September SLC SQL Meeting - IMED DOTY AUD WEST
Presentation by Chad Crawford - NoSQL and other hot tech - From fear to confidence
Abstract: Do you live in fear that future changes in technology will render your skill and experience obsolete? Are your traditional SQL Server installations are slowly being replaced by NoSQL, Docker, and Linux, and you are afraid you will be replaced or your influence reduced? Hopefully, co-workers ask for your opinion before making any changes in production. When they do, how do you decide if it’s a good move or not?
Your instinctive response might be to reject new tech and defend the status-quo, but doing that can seriously damage your reputation and career. In this session you will learn how to impartially evaluate new technology, determine if it fits in your environment, and communicate the results to your coworkers. Most importantly, you will come to understand that questions about new technology represent an incredible opportunity: handling them well will improve your reputation, increase your standing among peers, and make you a stronger leader.
Bio: Chad Crawford is an MCM and Principal Database Engineer with 19 years' experience in database architecture, development and administration. He has worked in the manufacturing, health care and consulting industries, primarily focusing on design, performance, and high-availability of customer facing SAAS systems. He loves teaching and sharing new ideas, and created a custom training course that helped dozens of coworkers prepare for certification exams. He speaks regularly for users groups and SQL Saturday, and leads the Utah County SQL Users Group. When he isn’t optimizing a query or analyzing performance tests, you will find him running, tweaking a ham radio, or looking for a new strategy board game.