Saturday, July 15, 2006

Data for Dummies - Part 1

Thanks to all those who attended my Data for Dummies session at the Tampa code camp. I very much appreciated all the constructive comments and feedback. This post will address some of the comments.

A couple comments were directed towards the concern that the course was too advanced for an introductory class. I will take that concern into future consideration - one of the problems is that everyone has a different idea of what is introductory and what is advanced, and I have structured the session to hit on the most important parts of the datawarehouse architecture. It would be no problem to cover this topic in 8 hours.

So for the future - I will do an introduction and advanced class. It has been my intention to do this for the past couple code camps but due to the high number of speakers and the logistical nightmares this was not possible.

Another thing I will include is to build a working data warehouse for my full demonstration built around my methodology. That has been the plan for a long time but due to time constraints (grad school and work keeps me very busy), I haven't been able to complete this vision.

But all in all I hope you enjoyed the session. Thanks for the constructive and positive feedback comments. If you have any questions, feel free to email me and I will be happy to put together a quick hits presentation to send to you to fill in any thoughts you wanted but did not receive from the session.

WD