Looking for an experienced SQL Database Systems analyst to help with homework assignments for a graduate level database course. Would like to meet 2 times per week (for 2 hours each session) over the next four months. Evening, weekends or Wednesdays preferred. The candidate must be able to explain the technical to the non-technical. Please reply with resume and availablility.I replied immediately and heard back the next day. I sent my resume but I thought the blog would be more appropriate. Apparently it was enough.
Course Topics Are:
* Relational Model and Languages ( SQL)
* Database Analysis and Design
* Methodology (Conceptual and Logical Design)
* Social, Legal, etc. Issues
* Distributed DBMSs and Replication
* Object DBMSs
* The Web and DBMSs
* Business Intelligence
We spoke on Saturday for about an hour and I received all the materials necessary to start doing research including a sample database (in Access).
I have to say I'm pretty excited about it. I thoroughly enjoy trying to explain database concepts so that others (non-techies) can understand. It's a Masters level class filled with students from Computer Science and from an Education Technology tract. Bet you can guess which side my "student" falls in.
Seems a little odd that the Educational Technology folks are in the class, but I think it's a good thing. When they need an application in the future, they'll have a much better grasp of what to ask for and hopefully they'll be more involved in the process.
I'll use this space both for reporting on progress and helping to explain things. Wish us luck!