Speaking Engagements

Upcoming:

November 2020
PASS Summit 2020
Speaking (Virtual Conference)

8/8/2020
SQLSaturday Auckland, NZ 2020
Speaking (Virtual Conference)


Past:

7/14/2020
Houston Area SQL and BI User groups
Event Link: HASSUG July Meeting
Blog link: Ethics in Modern Data at the Houston SQL Server and BI User Groups, July 2020
Video Link:2020-07-14 HASSUG and Houston BI User Group - Virtual Meeting - July 2020
Speaking (Virtual User Group)

5/2/2020
Data Community Weekender Europe 2020
Event link: Ethics in Modern Data
Blog link: Data Community #DataWeekender Europe 2020: Ethics in Modern Data
Speaking (Virtual Conference)

4/3/2020
PASS Professional Development Virtual User Group: Certification Exams Inside Out
Event link: Certification Exams Inside Out at the PASS Prof Dev VG
Blog link: PASS Professional Development Virtual User Group: Certification Exams Inside Out
Speaking (Virtual User Group)

3/26/2020
SparkEd Webcast: The Business Case for SQL 2019
Event link: Spark/ED: The Business Case for SQL2019 - What you need to know
Video Link: Watch the Spark/ED webcast with William Assaf from 03.26.20
Blog Link: The Business Case for SQL Server 2019
Speaking (Webcast)

3/7/2020
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge BI Edition 2020
Event link: Ethics in Modern Data
Event link: Careers in Business Intelligence Panel
Blog link: Thanks for joining us at SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2020 Business Intelligence edition
Speaking (Conference)

2/20/2020
Southeastern La. University ACM Chapter
Blog link: ACM Lecture at SELU
Speaking (User Group)

2/13/2020
Santa Fe SQL Server User Group
Event link: What's New in SQL Server 2019
Blog link: What's New in SQL 2019? at the Santa Fe SQL Server User Group
Speaking (User Group)

2/8/2020
SQLSaturday Austin BI Edition 2020
Event link: Ethics in Modern Data 
Blog link: Ethics in Modern Data presentation at SQLSaturday Austin BI Edition 2020
Video link: Ethics in Data at usergroup.tv
Speaking (Conference)

1/22/2020
Data Architecture Virtual User Group
Event link: What's New in SQL Server 2019 by William Assaf
Blog link: What's New in SQL 2019? at the Data Architecture Virtual User Group and Q&A followup
Speaking (Virtual User Group)

1/14/2020
Activate Conference Lightning Night
Event link: Practical Personal Cybersecurity
Blog link: Practical Personal Cybersecurity at Activate Conference Lightning Night
Speaking (Conference)

12/4/2019
Little Rock, AR SQL User Group
Event link: What's New in SQL 2019? 
Blog link: What's New In SQL 2019? at the Little Rock, AR SQL Server User Group
Speaking (User Group/Meetup/Local events)

11/13/2019
Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Event link: What's New in SQL 2019? at BRSSUG
Blog link: What's New in SQL 2019? at BRSSUG
Speaking (User Group/Meetup/Local events)

11/8/2019
SQL PASS Summit 2019 Speaker Idol competition
Spooky SQL
Speaking (Conference)

11/5/2019
PASS Summit SQLSaturday organizer meeting
Blog link: The SQLSaturday pitch to host facilities
Speaking (Organizational Meeting)

11/5/2019
PASS Summit User Group organizer meeting
Blog link: Tips to build a your-departure-proof leadership team in your tech community
Speaking (Organizational Meeting)

10/23/2019
Idera GeekSync
Event link: Idera GeekSync: SQL Security Principals and Permissions 101
Blog link: Idera GeekSync: SQL Security Principals and Permissions 101
Speaking (Webcast)

10/19/2019
The Futures Fund
Event link: SQL Server In Azure workshop at The Futures Fund
Speaking (Workshop)

10/10/2019
GroupBy Conference
Event link: GroupBy conference: SQL Admin Best Practices with DMVs
Blog link: SQL Server Admin Best Practices with DMV's at GroupBy
Video/Webcast/Podcast

10/10/2019
PASS Career Development Marathon
Event link: "Think Like a Certification Exam" 
Blog link: "Think Like a Certification Exam" at the PASS Marathon!
Video/Webcast/Podcast

9/14/2019
Houston Tech Fest 2019
Event link: SQL Security Principals and Permissions 101
Blog link: Good to see you at Houston Tech Fest 2019!
Speaking (Conference)

9/11/2019
Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Event link: BRSSUG SQL Security Principals and Permissions 101
Blog link: SQL Security Principals and Permissions 101 at September '19 BRSSUG
Speaking (User Group/Meetup/Local events)

8/17/2019
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2019
Event link: Careers in Technology Panel
Speaking (Conference)

7/27/2019
SQLSaturday Birmingham 2019
Event link: Think Like a Certification Exam
Blog link: Think Like a Certification Exam at SQLSaturday Birmingham
Speaking (Conference)

7/10/2019
Baton Rouge User Groups Networking Night
Event link: Baton Rouge User Groups 2019 Networking Night
Blog link: Practical Personal Cybersecurity
Speaking (User Group)

6/29/2019
SQLSaturday Pensacola 2019
Event link: SQL Admin Best Practices with DMVs
Blog link: SQL Admin Best Practices with DMVs at SQLSaturday Pensacola
Blog link: Careers in Technology Panel at SQLSaturday Pensacola
Speaking (Conference)

6/1/2019
SQLSaturday Dallas 2019
Event link: SQL Security Principals and Permissions 101
Blog link: Thanks for joining us at SQLSaturday Dallas!
Speaking (Conference)

4/4/2019
Activate Conference 2019
Event link: Databases 101 for the Aspiring App Dev
Blog link: Activate Conference 2019: Databases 101 for the Aspiring App Dev Session Info and Resources
Speaking (Conference)

11/6/2018
PASS Summit User Group organizer meeting
Blog link: Emphasizing STEM Community Education at your SQLSaturday
Speaking (Organizational Meeting)

11/6/2018
PASS Summit User Group organizer meeting
Blog link: No Speaker? No Problem! Host a non-traditional User Group meeting.
Speaking (Organizational Meeting)

9/11/2018
Houston Area SQL Server UG
Event link: Houston Area SQL Server User Group
Blog link: SQL Admin Best Practices with DMV's at the Houston SQL Server UG
Speaking (User Group)

8/11/2018
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2018
Event link: Twilight TimeZone: Handling Time in Your App Architecture
Event link: Think Like a Certification ExamEvent link: Careers in IT - Baton Rouge 2018
Speaking (Conference)

7/11/2018
Baton Rouge User Groups Networking Night
Event link: Baton Rouge User Groups 2018 Networking Night
Blog link: Availability Groups in 10min
Speaking (User Group)

6/23/2018
SQLSaturday Houston 2018
Event link: What's New In SQL Server 2017Blog link: SQLSaturday Houston!
Speaking (Conference)

5/19/2018
SQLSaturday Dallas 2018
Event link: What's New In SQL Server 2017
Event link: Think Like a Certification ExamBlog link: Thanks for joining us at SQLSat Dallas!
Video link: What’s New In SQL Server 2017 at usergroup.tv
Speaking (Conference)

5/5/2018
Houston Tech Fest 2018
Event link: Houston Tech Fest 2018
Blog link: Thanks for joining us at the Spring Houston Tech Fest 2018
Video link: What’s New In SQL Server 2017 on usergroup.tv
Speaking (Conference)

4/19/2018
Louisiana State University, Guest Lecture ISDS 3110
Speaking (Seminar)

3/14/2018
Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Event Link: March '18 BRSSUG+BRPBIUG Meeting
Blog Link: What's New In SQL Server 2017? at the March '18 Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Speaking (User Group)

3/8/2018
SparkEd Webcast: The Business Case for SQL 2017
Event link: Spark/ED Quick Hits Webcast - The Business Case for SQL 2017
Speaking (Webcast)

2/22/2018
Activate Conference 2018
Event Link: Activate Conference 2018
Blog Link: Activate Conference 2018: Presentation info
Speaking (Conference)

2/15/2018
Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group Lightning Round
Event Link: February '18 BRSSUG+BRPBIUG Meeting
Blog Link: "What's New in SQL 2017?" at the Baton Rouge SQL Server UG meeting
Speaking (User Group)

11/6/2017
PASS Summit User Group and SQLSaturday organizer meeting
Blog Link: SQLSat Organizers and UG Leaders Meetings at PASS Summit - Tips and Tricks notes
Speaking (Organizational Meeting)

9/14/2017
Baton Rouge .NET and SQL User Groups
Event link: September .NET User Group Meeting
Blog Link: Twilight Timezone: Date and Time Architecture in your Applications aka Use DateTimeOffset, Your Future Self Thanks You
Speaking (User Group)

7/29/2017
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2017
Event link: Twilight TimeZone: Handling Time in Your App Architecture
Blog link: Twilight TimeZone: Handling Time in Your App Architecture at SQLSaturday Baton Rouge
Speaking (Conference)

7/29/2017
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2017
Event link: Careers in IT - Baton Rouge 2017
Speaking (Conference)

7/17/2017
SQLSaturday Houston 2017
Event link: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals
Blog link: Great to see you at SQLSaturday Houston 2017
Video link: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals at usergroup.tv
Speaking (Conference)

7/12/2017
Baton Rouge User Groups Networking Night
Event link: Baton Rouge User Groups 2017 Networking Night
Blog link: Think Like a Certification Exam lightning
Speaking (User Group)

6/3/2017
SQLSaturday Pensacola 2017
Event link: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals
Blog link: SQLSat Pcola 2017 Security Principals and Permissions
Speaking (Conference)

3/16/2017
SQLSaturday Birmingham 2017
Event link: SQL Admin Best Practices with DMVs
Blog link: Return to Birmingham for SQLSaturday Bham 2017!
Speaking (Conference)

2/7/2017
Louisiana State University, ISDS Hot Topics Event
Speaking (Seminar)

9/17/2016
SQLSaturday Charlotte 2016
Event link: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals
Blog link: "SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals" at SQLSaturday #560 Charlotte 2016
Speaking (Conference)

8/6/2016
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2016
Event link: SQLSaturday Jeopardy!
Event link: Careers in IT
Blog link: SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2016!
Speaking (Conference)

7/13/2016
Baton Rouge User Groups Networking Night
Event link: Baton Rouge User Groups 2016 Networking Night
Blog link: SQL basic training
Speaking (User Group)

6/4/2016
SQLSaturday Pensacola 2016
Event link: SQL Server Admin Best Practices with DMV's
Blog link: SQL Server Admin Best Practices with DMV's at SQLSaturday Pensacola 2016
Speaking (Conference)

5/14/2016
SQLSaturday Houston 2016
Event link: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals
Video link: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals
Speaking (Conference)

5/11/2016
Baton Rouge SQL Server User group
Event link: May '16 PowerBI / BRSSUG Meeting!
Blog link: SQL Server 2016 at the BRSSUG Meeting on May 11
Speaking (User Group)

4/13/2016
Baton Rouge SQL Server User group
Event link: April 2016 PowerBI/SQLServer UG Meeting!
Speaking (User Group)

10/3/2015
SQLSaturday Columbus 2015
Event link: SQL + SharePoint: Friends Forever
Event link: SQL Jeopardy!
Blog link: Presentation Downloads from SQL Saturday Columbus GA 2015
Speaking (Conference)

9/24/2015
Hammond .NET User Group
Event link: Hammond .NET UG
Blog link: I Was Once a Very Crappy Carpenter + SQL Bolts to Buzzwords
Speaking (User Group)

9/12/2015
Houston TechFest
Event link: Houston TechFest 2015Blog link: Houston TechFest Presentation Downloads
Speaking (Conference)

8/1/2015
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2015
Event link: SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 101Speaking (Conference)

7/8/2015
Baton Rouge User Groups Networking Night
Event link: Baton Rouge User Groups 2015 Networking Night
Blog link: What you need to know about being a DBA
Speaking (User Group)

6/13/2015
SQLSaturday Houston 2015
Event link: Introduction to SQL Server permissionsBlog link: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals at Houston SQL Saturday 2015
Speaking (Conference)

5/15/2015
Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Event link: May '15 Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group Meeting
Blog link: SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 101
Speaking (User Group)

9/12/2014
Houston TechFest 2014
Event link: SQL Admin Best Practices with DMV's presentation at Houston TechFest 2014
Speaking (Conference)

8/9/2014
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2014
Event link:  SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2014
Blog link: SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2014
Speaking (Conference)

8/19/2014
SQLSaturday Birmingham 2014
Event link: SQL Admin Best Practices with DMV's
Event link: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals
Blog link: SQL Saturday Birmingham 2014
Speaking (Conference)

7/9/2014
Baton Rouge User Groups Networking Night
Event link: Baton Rouge User Groups Networking Night
Blog link: "What You Need To Know About Being a DBA and What You Need To Know That You Don’t Know Yet"
Speaking (User Group)

6/21/2014
SharePoint Saturday Baton Rouge 2014
Event link: Baton Rouge 2014
Blog link: Baton Rouge SharePoint Saturday 2014: SQL Server Best Practices for SharePoint Databases
Speaking (Conference)

3/29/2014
South Alabama Day of .NET
Event link: South Alabama Day of .Net
Blog link: South Alabama Day of .NET Presentations Downloads
Speaking (Conference)

2/27/2014
Data Architecture Virtual Group
Event link: SQL PASS Data Architecture Virtual Group Blog link: Data Architecture Virtual Group - Whiteboard Data Architecture Presentation
Speaking (Virtual User Group)

2/26/2014
Acadiana SQL Server User Group
Event link: Acadiana SQL Server User Group
Blog link: Acadiana SQL Server User Group - Introduction to SQL Server Security Principals and Permissions
Speaking (User Group)

11/20/2013
Hammond .NET User Group
Event link: Hammond .NET UG
Blog link: Speaker Idol Competition at the Hammond .NET User Group
Speaking (User Group)

11/3/2013
SQLSaturday Dallas 2013
Event link: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals
Blog link: SQL Saturday #255 Dallas 2013 - SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals
Speaking (Conference)

10/17/2013
Hammond .NET User Group
Event link: Hammond .NET UG
Blog link: "SQL Server: Bolts to Buzzwords" presentation for the Hammond .NET User Group at Southeastern Louisiana University
Speaking (User Group)

9/28/2013
Houston Tech Fest 2013 - SQL Admin Best Practices with DMV's
Event link: SQL Admin Best Practices with DMV'sBlog link: Houston Tech Fest 2013 - SQL Admin Best Practices with DMV's
Speaking (Conference)

10/14/2012
2012 AITP Region 3 Student Conference
Event link: 2012 AITP Region 3 Student Conference Database Design contest
Blog link: Database Design Contest at the 2012 AITP Region 3 Student Conference
Speaking (Seminar)

10/11/2012
Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Event link: October '12 Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group Meeting
Blog link: Performance Tuning Presentation from October 2012 BRSSUG Meeting
Speaking (User Group)

9/8/2012
Houston Tech Fest 2012
Event link: SQL Server Best Practices for DMV'sBlog link: SQL Server Best Practices for DMV's - Houston Tech Fest 2012
Speaking (Conference)

7/27/2012
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2012
Event Link: SQL Saturday #150 Baton Rouge 2012
Blog link: SQL Saturday #150 Baton Rouge 2012
Speaking (Conference)

6/9/2012
SQLSaturday Pensacola 2012
Event link: SQLSaturday Pensacola 2012
Blog link: SQL Saturday Pensacola presentation file downloads
Speaking (Conference)

4/25/2012
Hammond .NET User Group
Event link: Hammond .NET UG
Blog link: April Hammond .net User Group Presentation - SQL Server Security and Permissions
Speaking (User Group)

4/21/2012
SQLSaturday Houston 2012
Event link: SQLSaturday Houston 2012
Blog link: SQL Saturday Houston #107 - SQL Server Best Practices with DMV Presentation Files
Speaking (Conference)

3/14/2012
Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Event link: March '12 Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group Meeting
Blog Link: Security and Permissions presentation from the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group Meeting
Speaking (User Group)

10/18/2011
University of Louisiana AITP
Speaking (User Group)

10/15/2011
Houston TechFest 2011
Event link: SQL Server Admin Best Practices with DMV's
Blog link: Slides and Sample code: SQL Server Admin Best Practices with DMV's from the Houston TechFest 2011
Blog link: Houston TechFest UG Leadership Summit
Speaking (Conference)

8/7/2011
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2012
Event link: Baton Rouge SQLSaturday 2012
Blog link: SQL Server Maintenance Best Practices with DMV's - SQL Saturday 64
Speaking (Conference)

6/4/2011
SQLSaturday Pensacola 2011
Event link: SQLSaturday Pensacola 2011
Blog link: DMV Overview Presentation from SQL Saturday #77 Pensacola 2011
Speaking (Conference)

5/18/2011
Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Event link: SQL Server User Group Meeting
Blog link: New Features of SQL 2008 R2 SP1 CTP Presentation at the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Speaking (User Group)

4/13/2011
Baton Rouge .NET and SQL Server User Groups
Event link: SQL Server User Group Meeting
Blog link: Lightning Round - SQL Azure Overview
Speaking (User Group)

3/17/2011
Baton Rouge .NET and SQL Server User Groups
Event link: SQL Server User Group Meeting
Blog link: Slidedeck: Using SSRS 2008 R2 to natively report from Sharepoint lists
Speaking (User Group)

1/29/2011
SQLSaturday Houston 2011
Event link: SQLSaturday Houston 2011
Blog link: Slides and sample code from DMV Overview presentation at SQL Saturday Houston, January 2011
Speaking (Conference)

10/14/2010
Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Event link: Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Blog link: October User Groups meeting and Powershell Intro for DBAs session materialsSpeaking (User Group)

10/9/2010
Houston TechFest 2010
Event link: Houston Techfest
Blog link: DMV Overview Presentation from Houston TechFest 2010 on October 9
Speaking (Conference)

8/31/2010
Baton Rouge IT Professionals User Group
Event link: Baton Rouge IT Professionals User Group
Blog link: Presentation on SQL DR Overview
Speaking (User Group)

8/10/2010
ideation2010 - Gerber Technology Conference
Event link: Gerber Technology ideation2010
Blog link: Enterprise-Level Features of SQL Server 2008 R2
Speaking (Conference)

8/14/2010
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2010
Event Link: SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2010
Blog link: DMV Introduction Files from SQL Saturday 28
Speaking (Conference)

8/14/2010
SQLSaturday Pensacola 2010
Event Link: SQLSaturday Pensacola 2010
Blog link: DMV Introduction Files from SQL Saturday 22
Speaking (Conference)

5/26/2010
Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Event link: Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group
Blog link: Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group meeting 5/26
Speaking (User Group)

8/1/2009
SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2009
Event Link: SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2010
Blog link: Introduction to DMV's in SQL 2005 and 2008 from SQL Saturday!
Speaking (Conference)


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