The Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group

  • October '17 BRSSUG Meeting

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!  Thinking of registering for the PASS Summit in October? Use this code for a $150 discount!  LC15BGL5


    NEXT MEETING Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Location: The Louisiana Technology Park - http://www.brssug.org/where

     

    Sponsor: TBA

    All of our meetings are open to the public, open to students, folks looking to get into the field and those looking to move up! Please spread the word and come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and experience!

    Agenda:

    5:45 - 6:15 pm: Networking and Dinner with the other user groups

    6:15 - 6:30 pm: Announcements, Sponsor Message, and Lightning Talks

    6:30 - 7:00 pm: User Group business/Lightning Rounds

    7:00 - 8:00 pm: Speakers

    8:00 - 8:30 pm: Raffle and Giveaways

    This will be a joint meeting with the Baton Rouge Power BI User Group (BRPBIUG)


     Please also visit our Meetup.com site and RSVP!


    Lightning Round Presenter: John Wells, Lamar Advertising 
    Topic: Implicit Conversions "Performance Killer"
    Summary: Implicit conversions are a performance killer that you may not 
    even realize you have. The good news is they are easily corrected.
    In this quick presentation, we will go over why they happen and 
    and how to prevent them.
    Bio: Originally from Southern California, I relocated to the state I grew up visiting and enjoy the easier life here.I'm a DBA at Lamar Advertising for the last 10 months after 2 years with an advertising company in Shreveport.Relocating to Louisiana 3 years ago was for a new beginning and something different. I enjoy everything database and some call me "Mr. SQL Saturday".


    Main Presenters: Chrissy LeMaire, NATO and Constantine Kokkinos, Consultant
    Topic: "Introduction to DBATools, from the original author of the dbatools module"
    Detail: TBA

    Bio:
    Chrissy LeMaire is a Windows PowerShell MVP and PASS PowerShell Virtual Group co-lead who has worked in IT for over 20 years. Originally from Kaplan, LA [or Lafayette if nobody will know Kaplan], she now works for General Dynamics and serves as the SQL Server DBA at NATO Special Ops HQ in Belgium.

    Bio:
    Constantine Kokkinos is a technophile, DBA, and all around nice guy. He spends the bulk of his time either performance tuning databases or using PowerShell to automate anything he can. A lifelong love of tech led him to creating a short lived social network startup which kicked off his software career. He moved on to become a Certified Apple Trainer, and is now a self-employed SQL Server consultant.

    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 9:38 AM by william assaf
  • September '17 BRSSUG Meeting

    Our next meeting will be September 13 2017 at the Louisiana Technology Park.

     

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!  Thinking of registering for the PASS Summit in October? Use this code for a $150 discount!  LC15BGL5

    Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Location: The Louisiana Technology Park - http://www.brssug.org/where

     

    Sponsor: TBA

     

    Agenda:

    5:45 - 6:15 pm: Networking and Dinner with the other user groups

    6:15 - 6:30 pm: Announcements, Sponsor Message, and Lightning Talks

    6:30 - 7:00 pm: User Group business/Lightning Rounds

    7:00 - 8:00 pm: Speakers

    8:00 - 8:30 pm: Raffle and Giveaways

    This will be a joint meeting with the Baton Rouge Power BI User Group (BRPBIUG)


     Please also visit our Meetup.com site and RSVP!

     

    Topic: Twilight TimeZone: Handling Time in Your App Architecture

    Detail: Join two experts in their fields of SQL and .NET architecture for an informative and thought-provoking talk about handling timezones in your 
    application architecture. You might walk away unsettled by your past date/time storage choices, but you'll be more confident than ever that dealing with
    Time Zones is disconcerting, rarely straightforward, and often complicated! We'll deep dive into the storage and serialization of date/time information from
    the worlds of both SQL Server and web/mobile application development, in a joint presentation by Sparkhound principal consultants William Assaf and Steve Schaneville.

    Bios:  William Assaf of Sparkhound

    William Assaf, MCSE, is a principal consultant and DBA Manager at Sparkhound in Baton Rouge, LA. He started off as a .NET developer out of college and
    moved into database administration and architecture, and has been lead db designer on major application and data warehousing projects for private and
    public clients. A SQL Server consultant since 2007, he blogs about SQL at sqltact.com. William is a past president of the Baton Rouge SQL UG and head of the
    annual SQLSaturday Baton Rouge Planning Committee.


    Bios:  Steve Schaneville of Sparkhound

    Steve has 17 years of experience delivering enterprise grade solutions using Microsoft technologies.  He served as lead architect at Amedisys for nearly 8 years, 
    and has recently transitioned into consulting at Sparkhound (and I'm really liking it! :-). In recent years he's become a strong advocate for unit testing and
    he *actually believes* that writing unit tests saves time rather than consumes it.

    All of our meetings are open to the public, open to students, folks looking to get into the field and those looking to move up! Please spread the word and come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and experience!
    Posted Sep 14, 2017, 11:27 AM by william assaf
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SQL Saturday Baton Rouge Event History

2017 

July 29 

#628

2016 

Aug 6 

#515

2015

Aug 1 

#423

2014

Aug 2

#324

2013

Aug 3

#234

2012

Aug 4

#150

2011

Aug 6

#64

2010

Aug 14

#28

2009

Aug 1

#17