SQL Social No. 29 – Creating a Test Environment in AWS using CloudFormation

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SQL Social: Australia’s Premier Data Networking Event!

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When: 2014/10/08 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.


As we have mentioned at previous events, we want to encourage you to take your first steps as a new speaker. As an incentive, every speaker wiil receive a free 1 month PluralSight subscription as a thank you. We only need a short 10 minute or so session on any SQL Server related topic – from an interesting query technique to an overview of the functionality of a component. Contact us if you’d like to have a go.

This Month’s Speaker and Topic

Andrej Hribernik – Creating a Test Environment in AWS using CloudFormation

Andrej HribernikAndrej Hribernik is a Solutions Architect at Education Services Australia. He has cross sector industry experience (Education, Finance, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Agribusiness) delivering diverse software projects on a variety of platforms. He has been designing software systems that utilise SQL Server and it’s technologies since 2002, most recently implementing HA solutions utilising DQS and Service Broker.

Andrej will be demonstrating how to set up a cost effective test environment for your SQL Server dependant application in minutes using AWS CloudFormation.

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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