On-Demand Webinar:
Congratulations, You’re a DBA... Now What?

Being a DBA can be challenging and frustrating. There is always a lot to learn, many priorities and not enough hours in the day to get it all done.

Watch SQL Server MVP Mike Walsh, John Sterrett and Scott Walz, Director of Embarcadero Software Consultants, as they reflect back on the life of a DBA. By sharing real-life personal use cases and scenarios, they give you a sense of direction, help you prioritize and get you started down the right path.

In this on-demand webinar, you will learn:

  • Make the first things, the first things
  • The goals and an action plan to start becoming a proactive DBA
  • From other DBAs who have been right where you are

About the presenters:

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh is a partner with Linchpin People and our WellDBA™ Practice Lead. He is an experienced SQL Server professional with 15 years of experience and has worked with every version of SQL Server since version 6.5. He has been in the role of DBA, developer, architect, and performance lead but always leans on his DBA and performance tuning experience. He loves providing training and coaching to clients and colleagues and has been recognized as a SQL Server MVP by Microsoft for four years in a row, since 2011. He speaks at national and regional conferences and SQL Server events on DBA, performance tuning, and professional development topics. Mike blogs regularly on SQL Server topics. Follow Mike on twitter @mike_walsh or his blog www.straightpathsql.com.

John Sterrett

John Sterrett is an independent consultant who focuses on stabilizing performance, availability and operations for clients who are having SQL Server problems. Previously, John was a Sr. Database Admin Advisor for Dell, directly responsible for several mission-critical databases behind dell.com. John has presented at many community events, including PASS Summit, SQLRally, 24 Hours of PASS, SQLSaturdays, PASS Chapters, and Virtual Chapter meetings. John is a PASS Regional Mentor and the Chapter Leader for the Austin SQL Server User Group and the HADR Virtual Chapter. John blogs at johnsterrett.com and can be found on twitter as @JohnSterrett.

Scott Walz

Scott Walz has more than 20 years of experience in the area of database development and currently serves as the Director of Software Consultants for Embarcadero Technologies.  Prior to joining Embarcadero 12 years ago, Scott served as a development lead for Louisville Gas & Electric. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Kentucky University.