The Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group

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  • May '16 BRSSUG Meeting

    Our next meeting will be May 10, 2017 at the Louisiana Technology Park.

     

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

    Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2016

    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!

     

    Main Topic: Introduction to Microsoft Analytics – Turning Data into Intelligent Action

    Abstract: Data Science, Azure Machine Learning, and Analytics are all becoming core pieces to the success of every business.  As data professionals we need to know how these will affect what we do, and how we can use it to help our business and clients.  In this session we will take a look at these hot topics and learn how it helps us turn data into intelligence that will lead to actions that drive profits.  We will take a look at how Microsoft’s Cortana suite is the central hub for learning and implementing each of these core pieces.  An easy to follow example showing the flow from Data to Data Intelligence and thru to Action will be presented using Cortana Intelligence Suite.

     

    Speaker: Melody Zacharias, Clearsight Solutions

    Bio: Melody Zacharias is a Partner at ClearSight Solutions in British Columbia Canada. She is the leader of the Southern Interior Pass (SIP) chapter for the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS), Regional Mentor for Pass Canada and a Microsoft MVP for the data platform.   Melody has been passionate about SQL Server since version 7.  You can find her on her blog at sqlmelody.blogspot.ca or on Twitter @SQLMelody.


    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 May 3, 2017, 9:00 AM by BRSSUG SQLPass BatonRouge
  • April '17 Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group

    Our next meeting will be April 12, 2017 at the Louisiana Technology Park.


    The meeting will begin around 6pm, sponsored by Idera


    Please also visit our Meetup.com site and RSVP!


    Lightning Round Topic: TRY…CATCH Error Handling in SQL Server 

    Abstract: : TRY…CATCH was introduced in SQL 2005 as the standard for error handling in SQL Server. This presentation will review the benefits of using proactive error handling to address both anticipated and unanticipated errors during code execution, along with the ways to utilize TRY…CATCH in standard queries and stored procedures.  

    Speaker: Colby Loupe, Sparkhound

    Bio: Colby is a Junior Consultant for Sparkhound’s SQL Server division with experience with administration, data integration, and report development. After working as a report writer for her local government, Colby moved to Baton Rouge to pursue a career in Database Administration at Sparkhound. 



    Main Topic: You Want Me to Isolate What?

     

    Abstract: Isolation Levels in SQL Server can benefit your application and help control data integrity by managing concurrency effects but can also hurt your application if you are unaware of what they are and how they are used. A review of SQL Concurrency issues and how SQL Isolation Levels can help eliminate them and keep the integrity of your data. This presentation will demonstrate with queries what causes concurrency issues and what isolation levels will prevent them.


    Speaker: Robert Bishop, Sparkhound


    Bio: Robert has been working with databases since SQL Server 2005.  After 4 years as a .NET developer using SQL Server, Robert became a DBA out of necessity, a true "Accidental" DBA!  After 5 years as a DBA for a local hospital, Robert decided to expand his career by becoming a Senior SQL Server Consultant for Sparkhound. Robert has presented at his local SQL Server User group, SQL Saturdays and PASS Virtual Chapters.  As a Microsoft MSCA and an Idera ACE, Robert enjoys administrative tasks, configuring SQL Server for optimal performance, troubleshooting problematic SQL queries and making those query run faster than the speed of light.  In the event of "free time", Robert enjoys camping, playing his guitars and spending time with his family.

     


    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 Mar 31, 2017, 7:51 AM by BRSSUG SQLPass BatonRouge
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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