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Dr. Gary Johnson -- What we don't do and should, and what we shouldn't but do anyway

  • In-Person @ Salem, Oregon, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Pacific Daylight Time
  • Language: English

SalemSQL Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, April 10th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
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Lunch provided by TEKSystems

Public Service Building 
(across the street from the state capitol the SE building on the Capitol Mall) 
255 Capitol St NE, Salem, Oregon 97310
Basement Studio A

Going to PASS Summit this year?  Use the SalemSQL discount code LGDIS9V6G for a $150 discount, to benefit our group.

Featured Presentation:

What we don't do and should, and what we shouldn't but do anyway

Gary Johnson, Senior Data Architect, Data Quality Consultant

Professionals in the data world are some of the most educated and intelligent people around. However, they often do themselves no favors when it comes to their work, their time, the services they provide to their customers, and thus, long term, to themselves. There are a number of things that we as a group do not do, that we should, and an even longer list of things that we typically do, but definitely shouldn’t. So, with a humorous and slightly irreverent look at some past failure points, we will explore some of these ‘data architecture do’s and don’ts.

About Gary:
Dr. Gary Johnson is a 35 year data architect. As a consultant, he has gathered a wide variety of experience in both business and government, across many industries, and in organizations from startups through Fortune 50 companies. His long career in consulting has allowed him to architect systems in 49 states and 9 other countries. Over the years he has gained a reputation for taking on jobs that others didn’t want, or more frequently, those that previously had resulted in some level of failure. It is not uncommon for Dr. Johnson to be brought in to situations where systems are getting multi-minute response times, and after changing the data architecture, measuring those same responses in microseconds, and simultaneously providing higher data quality and system flexibility. Outside of work, Dr. Johnson and his wife have been married for 38 years, with 6 kids and 11 (so far) grandkids. He enjoys world travel, is an ancient history buff and has a passion for archaeology. In his spare time, he officiates high school and small college football and basketball. He is a fourth generation resident of the Corvallis area, with some of his ancestors being the Applegates of the Applegate Trail fame.



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