New blog location for SoCalDevGal

Check out my new blog (‘Toward Data Craftsmanship) at Also note my twitter handle is now @lynnlangit. I’m preparing for 10 live talks on SQL Server and SQL Azure in October alone, so RSS to get lots of new content as I post after each talk this month.  I am also preparing a series…


SQL Server and SQL Azure for Developers

Here are the decks from my presentations for TechEd Australia this week.  The sessions will be recorded.  I’ll post the links after – thanks. SQL Server 2008 R2 Features for Developers View more presentations from Lynn Langit. And Here SQL Azure Tools and Frameworks for Developers View more presentations from Lynn Langit. Here is the…

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for Developers

Here’s my deck for my presentation for TechEd / New Zealand (to be delivered live and recorded next week in Auckland).  Below the deck are links to the demo files as well. SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for Developers View more presentations from Lynn Langit. Demos on 1) New features in T-SQL – here 2)…

Twitter Data on SQL Azure

Here’s the deck from my presentation at ‘24 Hours of SQL Pass’. 24 Hours of SQL Pass – SQL Azure View more presentations from Lynn Langit. To try out SQL Azure with no credit card, no hassle, 30 days – use this code DPWE02 The Twitter parser source code (CodePlex) is here.  What this does…

Teaching Teen-Aged Girls T-SQL

Yes, you read that right.  Here’s what we use (and it works!) – “Query to find ‘hot’ boys”.  We created and ran this class last year (at DigiGirlz) and we wanted to share it with you.  Teach a teen-aged girl to code! All the setup instructions, code and answers are published on CodePlex – here….


SoCalDevGal on Vacation – in Africa

Yes, I know most ‘normal’ people don’t go to work on their vacation.  But then, I am not usually described as normal.  In this blog post I’ll write about my fourth trip to Africa in as many years. Disclaimer: I forgot my camera!  Thanks to Esther Schorr, Annali Delsink, Albert Zulu and more for all…


SQL Server 2008 R2 – New Features

Here’s my deck from my presentation today at TechEd Africa (in Durban, South Africa) – enjoy! SQL Server 2008 R2 View more presentations from Lynn Langit.

Where is SoCalDevGal – Fall 2010?

This fall is shaping up to be a busy one.  I’ll bet some of you will be in the same places as me too.  Below is my tentative fall speaking schedule: August Mon, Aug 9 at Microsoft, Irvine w/Denny Cherry on SQL Server Scalability and Storage – day event Tues, Aug 10 at QuickStart, Irvine…


SQL Azure – Including June 2010 TechEd US Updates

For my talks this month and next on SQL Azure – be sure to read the included slide notes as well if you download this deck.  I added all of the updates and announcements from TechEd US last week as well. Sql azure june_2010 View more presentations from lynnlangit.

What is Gemini? Deck from #SVCC

I presented at #SVCC introducing Gemini – here’s the deck. Gemini Introduction View more presentations from SoCalDevGal.