Last week we wrapped up the first ever DBA School. From this point I have to say that this went much better then what we anticipated. Not that we would go after something that we believed would not work or not be a benefit to all involved, but it was the first one. Just like version 1 of anything you never know what issues are going to come up and you don’t know what people will or will not like. One thing that it appeared that everyone liked was the ability that the DBA School attendees had to talk with other people in the industry.
- Many DBA’s are the only one in their shop. This can present a number of issues. Questions like:
- Is this the right design?
- Is this the right way to look at this?
- Are there other solutions?
- Am I the only one who has this issue?
Remember if you are a DBA that feels isolated, there are a number of things that you can do to really make sure that you are getting the help you need or the sounding board that could help you keep your sanity. There are a number of options that you have here is conferences, user groups the forums on SSWUG.
Even thought I was there as an instructor I had a chance to learn a number of items. It was even nice to see that I am not the only one that runs into empire building. There were attendees that had noticed this before as well. So as I head back home and we are getting ready to land at the airport I have to say I am excited about DBA School Version 2.