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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

why this matters to you
Why This Matters to You

Fast release cycles

No documentation

No best practices

You’re on the cutting edge

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…







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
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

complete the evaluation form win
Complete the Evaluation Form & Win!

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  • Within each presentation room
  • At the PASS Booth near registration area

Drop off your completed Form:

  • Near the exit of each presentation room
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thank you

Thank you

for attending this session and the 2009 PASS Summit in Seattle