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We hope you all had the chance to get along to the recent SQL Saturday event and enjoyed a great day of free learning and networking with other SQL heads.
For those of you who were at the last SQL Social event, you would have heard us mention that we wanted to use SQL Social’s lightning talk style presentations as a development environment for new speakers or those just wanting to build-up to a full-blown User Group or Conference session. Well, this month we will have a new speaker on the block doing just that. Remember, as a reward we have 1 month Pluralsight subscriptions to give away to the presenter.
This Month’s Speaker
Lucas is an Analyst Programmer with the global property management organisation, Knight Frank. He has 8 years of experience in the SQL Server stack, mostly with T-SQL and Reporting Services with a smattering of SSIS and SSAS.
Lucas will be presenting on how Knight Frank made use of SQL Server Service Broker to keep two databases with very different data structures in sync.
As usual, food and drinks are provided courtesy of our sponsors.
Registrations are open, so please use the link below to let us know that you will be attending
Yes. It’s true. SQL Social is now the official weather forecaster for Melbourne.
Why? Well because for the last 4 events it has rained (heavily I might add) at the precise moment everyone leaves their cosy offices and begins to make their way down to SQL Social. This puts a lot of people off attending. Although I personally don’t see why; we are located right next to a tram stop and but a 150m from Southern Cross Railway Station, AND we have free drinks and pizza!
SQL Social 17 was at least well turned out despite the weather, even if we had a 50% drop-off. With about 25 people in attendance and Dr. Greg Low doing a wonderful job at explaining all that Red Gate Software had to offer, we had a great event. Most of the attendees walked away with a little something from Red Gate, including two lucky people who took home SQL Server Source Control licenses!
The Royal Melbourne Hotel has once again played host to our event and I must thank them again for providing us such as great venue with such wonderful staff. A big thanks also to Lobsterpot Solutions for the ongoing support of SQL Social.
The weather didn’t play nice again last night and so we only had a handful of attendees at SQL Social No.16, held at The Royal Melbourne Hotel on Bourke Street. More’s the pity as we had a couple of great presentations lined up from Jim McLeod and Martin Cairney.
Jim presented on the new features of SQL Server 2014, recently announced at TechEd 2013. The presentation itself was kept to about 10 minutes, but the discussions that it spawned carried on for nearly a hour.
Martin had a demo planned on the use of the PAL tool-kit for consolidating and analysing Performance Monitor traces to give you a quick indicator of performance issues in your SQL Server, but with all the talk about SQL Server 2014 we ran out of time. It is always great to see conversations flow between peers about technology that we love & enjoy.
Call for speakers
We are currently looking for speakers to give 2-3 short presentations (5-15 minutes) at each of our future events. These presentations can be on anything data related and needn’t be constrained to just technical how to’s. We are also very keen to hear about case studies involving issues that you faced and how they were overcome, careers in the data industry, etc.
It’ll be worth it too, as each speaker/presenter will earn a 1-month Pluralsight subscription!
Enjoy the next couple of Month’s while we revamp SQL Social and bring you new content and a better format. As always, we are open to suggestions, so if you have an idea that you think will improve the event we would love to hear from you.