I’m presenting in Madison!

One of my goals for the year was to present at least twice. I’m happy to say that I’m making progress on that goal – my first presentation was selected for SQL Saturday #118 in Madison, WI!

I’ll be presenting “Practically Normal”, a practical introduction to normalization. Normalization is a key concept in a relational database. It’s not difficult in practice, but too often, it’s explained in very technical terms, which makes it sound extremely difficult. My goal is to explain the first few normal forms in layman’s terms and using plenty of examples so that those in attendance can walk away with an idea of how they can apply it in their environments.

I hope you can join me on April 21! It promises to be a great day!


Ed Leighton-Dick helps small and midsize businesses solve their most challenging database performance, resiliency, and data security issues at Kingfisher Data, the consulting firm he founded in 2014. He has taught thousands of people at over 200 events, including the world's largest Microsoft data platform conferences, and he has been a leader in the Microsoft data community since 2008. Microsoft has recognized Ed seven times as a Data Platform MVP for his expertise and service to the data community.