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 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 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.
C3 Business Solutions
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.
“According to a client survey conducted last year, compared to other IM consultants our clients say we’re more collaborative, better at stakeholder management, have a ‘can-do’ attitude and are flexible, and we’re focused on quality.”
C3 Business Solutions will be sponsoring our next event, to be held on November 13th at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. Chris Benson will be speaking on their behalf about the Myths & Misconceptions of Agile Data Warehouse Projects. This promises to be a great talk and I am sure will lead to a hearty discussion. As a BI Consultant working on one the largest Agile Data Warehouse implementations in Melbourne (that I am aware of) I am thoroughly looking forward to this talk.
Chris Benson is a Managing Consultant with C3 Business Solutions. Chris specialises in data warehouse and business intelligence applications, business process management, office development and general software development for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing applications.
Chris is a Certified SCRUM Master, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and is also certified in a range of Business Intelligence tools and platforms on the Microsoft platform, and has authored white papers on security planning and strategy in the industry and has presented on Business Analytics at major conferences in South Africa.
Chris can be contacted via LinkedIn.
See you next week!
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What a fantastic evening!
By my reckoning SQL Social No. 18 has to be the best social event that we have hosted this year. With a +80% turnout, an excellent speaker and attendees that were engaged and willing to get deep into discussion, this event ranks highly on my list.
What made this event work? Well, for me, there are a number of factors that I believe contributed to the success of the event:
- The weather played ball (it was warm and dry!)
- We have a core attendance established through our (ever growing) contact list
- A great speaker with an interesting topic
- Attendees that are engaged and willing to participate
- Sponsors to make it all happen
Thanks must also go to our speaker, Tara Shanka Jana, a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer who presented on the topic of Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP). Tara’s presentation generated a number of good questions and subsequent discussion, keeping the focus for nearly an hour. It was great to see the attendees really engaged and learning a thing or two about Hekaton.
I had a lot of good feedback at the end of the evening, with some attendees commenting that this has been the best SQL Social yet. These are the things that I like to hear!
Our next event is penciled in for Wednesday, October 9th. So keep your calendars clear and keep an eye out for invites and registration in a couple of weeks time.
Want to speak at one of our events?
As always, we on the look out for new speakers. If you haven’t had the opportunity to speak before then this event is the perfect platform to get started. We operate in a relaxed, informal atmosphere that encourages discussion. We want you to present on just about anything data related, whether that’s DBA hot tips, Business Intelligence best practices, data visualisation, T-SQL performance tuning, SharePoint, Data Career paths, Certifications, etc. You name it, we want to hear about it. And if you do speak at SQL Social, you won’t go away empty handed. You will receive a one-month subscription to Pluralsight – Hardcore Developer Training. Pluralsight is an amazing resource for online learning, covering just about every developer topic under the sun; including SharePoint, Business Intelligence, SQL Server, PowerShell, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Virtualisation. The list goes on.
So get in touch with us (luke.hayler at mopani.com.au / sqlsocial at outlook.com) or on twitter @lukehayler , @martin_cairney or @jim_mcleod and we can set a date for you to speak at one of our SQL Social events.
After nearly a year of SQL Server Social events it’s time to get some much needed feedback.
We, the organisers of SQL Server Social, are constantly thinking of ways to make this event better, more enjoyable, more satisfying. And while we have come up with a few good ideas, we need your help to tailor this event into something that is going to make YOU want to attend time after time after time. So we created a [very short] survey to gather this feedback in a slightly more scientific way than a passing comment after a couple of beers.
And here’s the best bit:
These licenses, along with a number of other Red Gate goodies, will be given away at the next SQL Server Social event in October 2012. You need to be at the event in order to claim your prize (Details of the event to follow).
You can take the survey now by following the link below:
Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will go a long way to making this a better event for everyone.
For any new attendees at tonight’s SQL Server Social event, come and find the organisers (Luke and Martin) and the sponsors (LobsterPot and Avanade – they should be the easy ones with the company shirts on) with your EventBrite ticket and there could be something extra in it for you.
The aim of the evening is networking, so by having to ask around to find us you will have taken the first steps to building your own SQL Server community.
I’m very happy to announce that LobsterPot Solutions have kindly agreed to be a sponsor of SQL Server Social.
From the LobsterPot website:
LobsterPot Solutions is a company that is fully dedicated to supporting the SQL Server community. Its owner, Rob Farley, has supported conferences such as SQLBits and PASS, and has had significant involvement in local user groups, including running the Adelaide SQL Server User Group for over six years. He has even been appointed as an advisor to the PASS Board of Directors, and is currently running for election to become a director. This mindset is common in all LobsterPot staff, who are all recognised faces at conferences both around Australia and in the rest of the world.
With this in mind, LobsterPot Solutions is proud to be the first sponsor of the SQL Server Social events in Melbourne, and to help coordinate the events. The SQL Server community is one of the strongest technical communities around the world, and events such as SQL Server Social help strengthen it even further. If you haven’t been to one, please make a point of adding it to your diary and getting to know more of your fellow database professionals.
SQL Server Social Christmas Edition is just a couple of weeks away. So clear your calendars and make a note to attend. Then head over to registration and sign up for what promises to be our biggest event yet.
Can you believe it’s December already? Neither can I. And yes, I still need to go and do some shopping. Lots of it. But that’s not going to get in the way of yet another SQL Server Social!
SQL Server Social – Christmas Edition will be held in the week leading up to the Christmas break. So I hope that you all will still be around to join us for another great event. Here are some details:
SQL Server Social: Australia’s Premier SQL Server Networking event!
When Wednesday 21st December 2011 5:30pm onwards
Where The Sherlock Holmes Inn, 415 Collins Street, Melbourne
Duration Till late!
Ready to join us? If so, head over to registration and get yourself signed up
If you are still not sure, you should know that we now have TWO sponsors on board! BizData & Lobsterpot Solutions, both MS SQL Server centric consultancies, have seen the potential of this event and have agreed to sponsor it. This means that food, and some drink, will be provided. A great BIG THANK YOU to both of these community driven companies!