Oct 28 2008

Designer Essentials (GBN 2008 Presentation) Posted

Categories: Conferences Dave Rathbun @ 7:42 am

I have posted my presentation from the 2008 GBN Conference. I have also posted placeholders for my other conference (or user group) presentations and will really try hard to get the rest of them loaded before the end of the year.

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I have already published on extended post based on one of the tips from this presentation, and have several more ready to come out over the coming weeks. If you went to the presentation then these blog posts will help you remember what I talked about. If you were not able to attend the conference, then these posts will hopefully help you get more out of the slides.

5 Responses to “Designer Essentials (GBN 2008 Presentation) Posted”

  1. Comment by Chris

    Thanks for posting these Dave! ReL the CAL_TIMESLICE table, could this be a derived table in the universe?

  2. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Hi, Chris, and welcome to my blog. To answer your question… yes, the time slice table could probably be created as a derived table, but I don’t suggest that it be done that way for performance reasons. I have written a number of blog posts related to the “new features” slides in my presentation and they will be published over the next few days. I intend to write more about the time-slice solution (and some alternatives that were considered or tested) in more detail here on my blog as I get the time.

  3. Comment by Charles

    Hi Dave

    Thanks for sharing the presentation. I’m a little confused as to how the Time Slice objects work. I’ve built many multiple data provider queries to achieve the same effect and am interested to know how to make this approach work, and make my devloper life easier in the long run. I’m looking forward to the post on this technique.

  4. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Hi, Charles, and welcome. As I went back and reviewed the slides prior to uploading them here I realized that some of the important information was only in the “talk” and not on the slides. I am working on creating blog posts (probably four or five altogether) that will provide the details on how the technique works.

    I am also going to be delivering the talk again as a webinar hosted by the GBN. Membership is required but the sign-up is guaranteed free through 2009. If you go to http://www.gogbn.org and click the Webcast Series image on the right you’ll get to the full schedule.

  5. Comment by Charles

    Hi dave

    I’m already signed up :-)

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