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Social Computing for the Database Professional. Jason Massie, Terremark Brent Ozar, Quest Software. Bachelor #1: Brent Ozar. SQL Server Expert for Quest Software SQLServerpedia Ed. Former DBA, SAN, VM admin for $7b co. Blog: Twitter: @ BrentO. Bachelor #2: Jason Massie.

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Social computing for the database professional

Social Computingfor the Database Professional

Jason Massie, Terremark

Brent Ozar, Quest Software

Bachelor 1 brent ozar

Bachelor #1:Brent Ozar

SQL Server Expertfor Quest Software

SQLServerpedia Ed.

Former DBA, SAN, VM admin for $7b co.


Twitter: @BrentO

Bachelor 2 jason massie

Bachelor #2:Jason Massie

Manager, DBA Services @ Terremark

Interests include other RDBMS, the Cloud, and taking suckas to the pwnshop.

Twitter: @StatisticsIO

Today s agenda

Today’s Agenda


Yesterday’s, Today’s, Tomorrow’s DBA


Real time search

Crowd sourcing


Tips and tools for the hardcore

Dbas of yore

DBAs of Yore


Day 1: Product Released

Day 2:We RTFM’d

Day 3:Asked Questions Usenet, Forums

4 letters changed everything

4 Letters Changed Everything

Why this matters to you

Why This Matters to You

Fast release cycles

No documentation

No best practices

You’re on the cutting edge

Help 140 characters at a time

Help 140 Characters at a Time

As interesting as you make it

As Interesting As You Make It

Tweetdeck demo

TweetDeck Demo

Jason follows people like

Jason Follows People Like…




Search – SQL, SQLPASS, Cloud, RDBMS, Oracle, MySQL

And @SQLPass of course.

Brent follows people like

Brent Follows People Like…






Social computing for the database professional

The Internets but real time

  • It is all about search!

  • Imagesof the Hudson crash from the boat rescuing them.

  • Live reports from events as they happen.

  • The release date of XXX Server 2008 before it is official

Asking for help part 1

Asking for Help Part 1

Asking for help part 2

Asking for Help Part 2

The man behind dbcc

The Man (?) Behind DBCC

Not everyone can do this

Not Everyone Can Do This

Meet connor

Meet Connor

Meet connor1

Meet Connor

“Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.”

Crowd sourcing

Crowd sourcing

Crowdsourcing is a distributed problem-solving and production model. Problems are broadcast to an unknown group of solvers in the form of an open call for solutions. The crowd submits solutions. The crowd also sorts through the solutions, finding the best ones. - Wikipedia

Crowd sourcing examples

Crowd sourcing examples

Community driven new or answer sites

Informal polls to your networks


Open source SD projects e.g. Codeplex

Crowdsourcing demo 2

Crowdsourcing Demo #2

Results of our informal Twitter poll



  • Wordpress

  • See Brent’s blogging series

  • Read, comment, link

  • Etiquette

  • Self hosted vs. SQL blog networks

Blogging demo

Blogging Demo


Social networking tips

Social Networking Tips

Be personable

Keep it real. Be personal

Don’t buddy spam

Do not worry about “What’s in it for me”

Focus on providing value

1st Lurk. 2nd Contribute. 3rd Evangelize.

Hard core social tools

Hard-Core Social Tools

Google blog search\alerts

Facebook\linkedin\plaxo\social darling

RSS Cloud and Pubsubhubbub

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Thank you

Thank you

for attending this session and the 2009 PASS Summit in Seattle

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