Wow! The end of an amazing Day #1 – Dimensional Modeling in Depth.
I frequently espouse the benefits of benefits of following the Kimball approach to clients. Sometimes they listen and send their people to the Kimball University Training, and sometimes they simply buy them the book and say, “Make it so, Number One!” [Think Captain Picard from Star Trek the Next Generation]. Now was the time to put my money where my mouth was. If I believe in it, I need to drink my own Kool-Aid. Ya know, it’s kinda tasty! Apparently, with the number of the people in the room, others like the taste too… 72 attendees! WHAT? Yes, and 44 are from the state of Texas – there are also other from Canada too. Overall, I was a little shocked, but delighted to see the room and all the people.
They course isn’t simply a re-hash of the book, there are different conversations, and with 72 people, we get a lot of great questions. I wouldn’t necessarily ask some of them, but I’ve been intrigued by some of the answers and conversation that comes from them the comments and questions.
Margy is a Rock Star. Truly. She downplays here role saying that people are waiting to see and hear Ralph speak, but honestly, I’m getting more than my money’s worth from Margy. It’s just so damn sad that they are retiring. We have to entrap all of them and keep them out of retirement. Really, we can make it happen… Okay, I’m just getting tired and punchy… time to hit the hay so that I’m refreshed for Day 2.
Oh, and I almost forgot – I will also be attending the North Texas SQL Server User Group on Thursday, because, “Hey, it’s in the same building!” – How cool is that. Who will I be seeing present? None other than the infamous Mindy Curnutt! She will be speaking on “Tracing and Extended Events – 3 Methods to end the Madness” – It’s like I won the lottery TWICE in one week!
P.S. – The POST process failed last night in WordPress and fell off the Rocker… Luckily, I saved it in Word and could re-post today!