Vote Now to Pick the September #GroupBy Conference Lineup

GroupBy is a free online conference by the community, for the community. Anyone can submit an abstract on any topic, and then you, dear reader, get to pick the conference lineup.

Here’s the sessions in the running for GroupBy September – tell us what you want to see by voting now.

Which 10 sessions do you want to see for September

  • Why Defragmenting Your Indexes Isn’t Helping by Brent Ozar (8%, 214 Votes)
  • Inside SQL Server In-Memory OLTP by Bob Ward (5%, 142 Votes)
  • Enhancements that will make your SQL database engine roar – 2016 SP1 Edition by Pedro Lopes (5%, 131 Votes)
  • Statistics 101 by Steph Locke (4%, 115 Votes)
  • Networking Internals for the SQL Server Professional by Anthony Nocentino (4%, 115 Votes)
  • Monitoring Availability Groups by Tracy Boggiano (4%, 101 Votes)
  • From 0 to 1bn transactions a month on a shoestring budget by Steph Locke (4%, 101 Votes)
  • Why TSQL was the language of the year by Terry McCann (4%, 101 Votes)
  • How to evaluate if SQL 2016 In-Memory OLTP is right for your workload by Ned Otter (3%, 92 Votes)
  • Modern Data Warehousing – The new approach to Azure BI by Simon Whiteley (3%, 91 Votes)
  • Working with Dynamic Data Masking & Row Level Security by John Martin (3%, 89 Votes)
  • Azure SQL Database – Managing your database on the cloud by Vitor Fava (3%, 88 Votes)
  • R for reporting by Steph Locke (3%, 85 Votes)
  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse : 101 by John Martin (3%, 82 Votes)
  • Is the cloud cost effective? by Steph Locke (3%, 80 Votes)
  • Architecture and Customer Case Studies with In-Memory OLTP by Jos de Brujin (3%, 75 Votes)
  • Measuring the Overhead of the Query Store by Jason Hall (3%, 74 Votes)
  • Build your first bot – no code required! by Steph Locke (3%, 70 Votes)
  • Linux OS Fundamentals for the SQL Admin by Anthony Nocentino (2%, 61 Votes)
  • We need DataOps – NOW by Steph Locke (2%, 59 Votes)
  • NoSQL Server: JSON superpowers! by Davide Mauri (2%, 55 Votes)
  • Azure SQL Database – Scaling In and Scaling Out using elastic pool by Vitor Fava (2%, 55 Votes)
  • SQL Server on Linux – SQL Server vNext goes cross platform! by David Williams (2%, 52 Votes)
  • Data + Docker = Discombobulating? by Steph Locke (2%, 52 Votes)
  • War of the Indices- SQL Server vs. Oracle by Kellyn Gorman (2%, 51 Votes)
  • Preparing your business for data science by Steph Locke (2%, 51 Votes)
  • Optimizing your SQL Server for Azure VMs by Parikshit Savjani (2%, 46 Votes)
  • SQLDockit – SQL inventory and best practices on steroids by Frane Borozan (2%, 43 Votes)
  • Analysis Services Development with Biml Studio by Reeves Smith (2%, 42 Votes)
  • TFS Database backups/restore by Uche Okoye (1%, 37 Votes)
  • Open Source PowerShell Core on Linux and Mac by Anthony Nocentino (1%, 37 Votes)
  • Monitoring Linux Performance for the SQL Server Admin by Anthony Nocentino (1%, 33 Votes)
  • Get Spatial With It by Michael Henderson (1%, 33 Votes)
  • Dapper: the microORM that will change your life by David Mauri (1%, 32 Votes)
  • Apache Zeppelin and SQL Server: two best friends by Davide Mauri (1%, 30 Votes)
  • Working with Azure Data Factory & Creating Custom Activities by Paul Andrew (1%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 352

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Please notify me if the future session will begin! Thanks!

Dave Stokes
June 5, 2017 4:35 am

Yes please.


I could choose only 10 sessions, but I m interested in a few more…..Can you allow us to choose 15-20 sessions, though?


    No, because we only run 10 sessions per event. Gotta make some tough choices – but hey, maybe the ones that don’t quite make your cut this time might make the cut next time.


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