Wanna Read Rather Than Watch? Check Out the Session Transcripts.

This is gonna sound funny coming from a guy who sells video training, but I hate watching videos.

Bob Ward doing a CMEMTHREAD demo at GroupBy

I have no idea if they’re gonna be any good, or what they’re going to cover. I don’t want to invest my time without having at least a rough idea of what’s going on, and the video title/abstract/description doesn’t always reflect that accurately.

So I’m the kind of person who’d rather skim the transcription first.

I figure I’m not the one out there, so we’re doing killer session transcriptions of everything.

For an example, check out Bob Ward’s session, SQL Server 2016: It Just Runs Faster. It’s over thirteen thousand words. (Bob talks really quickly.) Our heroic transcriptionist does the bulk of the work, giving us a huge wall of text.

The next step, editing, is adding section headers and a few screenshots. That’s where you come in, dear reader: I’m looking for volunteer editors who can help with that from time to time. It’s roughly a 1-hour task per session, and the nice part is that it can be done at any time that works for you.

If you’re interested, leave a comment in this forum thread, where we’re discussing it in more detail.

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Brent Ozar

Managing Director at Brent Ozar Unlimited
I make Microsoft SQL Server faster and more reliable. I'm the guy behind BrentOzar.com, Ozar.me, DBAreactions.com, SQLServerUpdates.com, and GroupBy.org.
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