Karen Lopez is a Sr. Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors. As a Microsoft MVP, she specializes in the practical application of data management principles. Her speaking style is interactive and engaging. An active blogger, speaker and social networker as @datachick, she hopes to influence attendees to love their data.
She is a chronic volunteer, Advisor to the Data Management Association's International Board, a frequent speaker on diversity in technology, data policy, open data and emerging technologies and a sometimes runner. She's also known for her enthusiasm for all things space-related.
Karen Lopez has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions
Let's debate database design issues: NULLs, surrogate keys, datatypes, RI and more
Karen shows you examples of the types of mistakes, misunderstandings and outright cheats that lead to poor data quality, mistrust in IT systems and overall smelliness in our IT solutions.
An overview of the architectural reasons to consider cloud-based SQL Server solutions and insights into the differences you need to know between Windows Azure SQL Database and on-premises SQL Server.
In this session we will present the types of business scenarios that best make use of Windows Azure features, what Cloud offerings are now available, and how they can be best used in hybrid solutions.
Karen discusses five (plus a few more) database design blunders with tips on how to avoid them. Audience members will also be able to contribute their war stories of design fails, WTHs and D'ohs.