Month: July 2014

SQL Social No. 27 – Automated Test Driven Development with Microsoft SSAS

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SQL Social: Australia’s Premier Data Networking Event!


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When:        2014/08/13   From 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where:       The Governors Lounge, The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, Austrlalia

Cost:          Free!

Food & Drinks will be provided.

SQL Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.

We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below).



This is not your usual SQL Server User Group event. At SQL Social our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne.

This Month’s Speaker and Topic

Callum Sneddon – Automated MS SSAS Testing

Callum SneddonCallum Sneddon is a Managing Consultant with InfoReady. Callum has been working with databases for more than 14 years, the last 9 of which focusing on data warehousing and business intelligence with emphasis on Kimball, Agile and the Microsoft BI Stack. Callum has contributed to the implementation of many large scale data warehouse and reporting solutions using a range of technologies and is currently the business intelligence lead in an Agile team.

Callum will be demonstrating Test Driven Development of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Server (SSAS) models using the Cucumber language to test metadata and data quality.


Our Sponsors:

Once again we are fortunate to have wonderful sponsors on board who will ensure that we are suitably fed and watered. A big thank you to Lobsterpot Solutions and Pluralsight for their ongoing support of this great community event!

Lobsterpot Solutions:

LobsterPot Solutions is an Australian company with staff in Adelaide, Canberra and Melbourne, offering consultancy and training services around Australia. LobsterPot Solutions specialises in SQL Server, including performance tuning, Business Intelligence, and more.



InfoReady is a pure-play information management, business intelligence, marketing intelligence and consulting firm, recognised as one of the leading niche solution and services firms in Australia and recipient of many industry awards. The InfoReady team are all experts with many years experience in their respective IM/BI domains across a wide variety of industry sectors. InfoReady provides solutions and consulting services to our clients that focus on transforming information into actionable intelligence through the application of people, process and technology.

Our services include strategy, architecture, solution design, delivery, training, and delivery capability centres that span: Business Intelligence, Data / Information Management and Enterprise Marketing Management Solutions


C3 Business Solutions

C3 Business Solutions:

C3 Business Solutions is an award winning Australian Information Management, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence company that delivers measurable business improvements for our clients.

C3 specialise in developing and deploying successful strategies end-to-end for large public & private sector organisations. While remaining vendor independent, C3 work with clients to establish current as well as future needs. Their team of top tier consultants continuously focus on delivering measurable business change.

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See you there!


SQL Social No. 26 – Chris Benson and the Tale of the SSIS Project Deployment Model

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Our July Event is just hours away and this month we have Chris Benson back to talk to us about the SSIS Project Deployment Model.


Chris BensonChris is a Managing Consultant with C3 Solutions, who are also sponsoring tonight’s event (Thank you!). Chris specialises in data warehouse and business intelligence applications, business process management, office development and general software development.





C3_logotype_horiz_pos_V2C3 Business Solutions is an award winning Australian Information Management, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence company that delivers measurable business improvements for their clients. We are grateful for C3’s support of our community event and hope to have them onboard for future events as well.



If you haven’t yet registered for tonight’s social event, then please go here to sign up.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.