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Steve Solves Stonehenge Mystery!
For generations Stonehenge has mystified us - "Why was this built?" No longer a
mystery Steve Hoberman has determined it was the Druid's first attempt at data
modeling. Says Steve: "It occured to me while studying the placement of these
large stones, especially that large associative entity over there, that they
were building some sort of data model. It is obvious that before the days of
data modeling tools, modelers had to use more primitive ways to capture
information such as through stone..."
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Upcoming events and training:
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- April 7th, 2014: Insurance Data Managemenet Association Annual Meeting
- April 27th, 2014: Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference 2014
- May 1st, 2014: Enterprise Data World 2014
in Austin, Texas
- Sept 29-30, 2014: Data Modeling Zone Europe Conference
in Hamburg, Germany
- Oct 7-8, 2014: Data Modelling Fundamentals
- Oct 9-10, 2014: Data Modelling Masterclass
- Oct 21-23, 2014: Data Modeling Zone World Conference
in Portland, OR
I usually recommend data modeling training shortly after potty training. In our
first formal data modeling lesson, I was impressed how quickly Sadie and Jamie
were able to pick up the basic modeling concepts. If you look closely at this
picture, you will notice on the data modeling tool we are using, the Doodle Pro,
the two entities CHILD and TOY have a many-to-many relationship. This was not
only a lesson in data modeling but also a lesson in sharing. A CHILD can play
with many TOYs, and more importantly, a TOY can be played with by many CHILDREN.
Unfortunately, a toy being played with by more than one child is a rule which is
still being debated within our household!
Steve Hoberman is the most requested data modeling instructor in the world,
and is the recipient of the 2012 DAMA International Professional Achievement Award. Steve balances the formality and precision of data modeling with the realities of building software systems with severe time, budget, and people constraints. He taught his first data modeling class in 1992 and has educated more than 10,000 people about data modeling and business intelligence techniques since then, spanning every continent except Africa and Antarctica. Steve is known for his entertaining, interactive teaching and lecture style (watch out for flying candy!),
and is the author of five books on data modeling, including the bestseller Data Modeling Made Simple. Steve can be reached at
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