May '14 Baton Rouge SQL Server UG

Post date: Apr 15, 2014 3:28:54 PM

Main Topic: Whiteboard Data Application Architecture

Date: Wednesday, May 14 2014

Location: The Louisiana Technology Park -

Sponsored By: Associated Grocers (


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

6:15 - 6:30 pm: Announcements

6:30 - 6:45 pm: Lightning Round Speaker

6:45 - 8:00 pm: Main Topic Speaker

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

Lightning Round Topic:  Not Just Another Speech About The Next Big Thing In Big Data


Lightning Round Speaker:  John Fielding Jr, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum


Lightning Round Summary: Instead of guessing where Big Data is going, John attempts to let the data answer the question. He will attempt to show a common trend among various industries, and give tips on gearing your analytics toward this trend, for the future.


Lightning Round Speaker Bio:  John Fielding Jr has worked in IT at various levels for over 33 years, and in a multitude of industries, including insurance, manufacturing, health care, mortgage banking, software development, and education. Prior to becoming Analytics Project Manager at the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, John was the lead BI report writer for the Department of Education’s data warehouse and analytics platform. 

Main Topic:  Whiteboard Data Application Architecture

Main Topic Speaker:  William Assaf, Sparkhound

Main Topic Summary:  This is an informative and thought-provoking Architecture presenting that I have presented multiple times and enjoy sharing. We will cover three large data architectures - not specifically regarding the hardware and networking challenges but the data architecture, ETL's and the various components of SQL Server that we use in the process. This will also be a great opportunity to ask questions and foster discussions about shared experiences. 

Main Topic Speaker Bio:  William Assaf, MCSE, is a senior database developer and team lead at Sparkhound Inc in Baton Rouge, LA. He started off as a .NET developer and moved into database administration and architecture, and has been lead db designer on major application and data warehousing projects. An experienced DBA trainer and database developer, he blogs about SQL at, where his slidedeck and sample scripts will be posted. William annually heads up SQL Saturday Baton Rouge ( and the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group ( and other area User Groups via the Baton Rouge User Groups corporation.