I'm very thrilled to be selected again as a speaker for the sixth edition of the SQL Server Days! The biggest SQL Server event of the year in Belgium, with lots of learning opportunities for developers, BI folks and DBAs. This event is organized by SQLUG, the Belgian SQL Server user group.

My session is titled Create ETL solutions faster with metadata driven development and shows you how you can use BIML and metadata to create SSIS solutions dynamically. The abstract is as follows:

Working on your 20th staging package? Do you need to import 30 different flat files? Don’t have the time to create all those packages?

By using Biml – Business Intelligence Markup Language – you can describe your BI solution in a declarative fashion. You can turn tedious, repetitive work into reusable scripts which generate SSIS packages for you, cutting back drastically on development time.

This session will introduce you to Biml and get you started on building reusable patterns for common BI tasks.

Of course, my session is not the only good one. There are tons of great speakers that will bring awesome amounts of knowledge and learning to this great event: Kevin Kline, Mladen Prajdic, Stacia Misner, Thomas "bacon" Larock, Dandy Weyn, Mark G Stacey, Marco Russo, Alex Whittles, Scott Klein, Nico Jacobs, Valentino Vranken and many more! There are 5 precon tracks at November 7th and 5 regular tracks at November 8th with 25 sessions!

For more practical details I gladly refer you to the SQL Server Days website.

For the moment there is a great price deal: every registered attendee can bring a colleague for free! What are you waiting for?