Taking off the BI Hat, Putting on the Toque

You probably already know that I’m going to be presenting three SQL Server sessions at next week’s MCT Summit event in Redmond, Washington. But now I’m going to take off my BI hat and put on my Toque. That’s “chef’s hat” for those of you who may not follow the culinary world as closely as you follow the world of database.

Why would I do this, you ask?

Because I’m going to be presenting a surprise fourth session next week as well:

Test your Metal – Software Architecture Case Study – TechEd Iron Architect
MCT Matthew Roche won Microsoft’s Iron Architect contest, defeating all competitors in a head-to-head battle of software architecture and design. In this session Matthew will present his winning solution along with the decisions and thought processes that went into his final design. Attendees will participate in an interactive discussion of software architecture, how to incorporate architectural topics and themes into developer classes, and perhaps how to become the next Iron Architect themselves.

Sound like fun? The Iron Architect contest was one part Iron Chef, one part American Idol, and one part architecture. If you’re a developer-focused MCT who is interested in deeper architectural topics, I hope I’ll see you in this session. I’m hoping to make it as interactive and dynamic as possible, and I know that it will be a lot of fun.

And the octopus ice cream will be delicious!


About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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One Response to Taking off the BI Hat, Putting on the Toque

  1. Dick Carlson says:

    “Just one toque over the line, sweet Jesus — one toque over the line.”

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