September '17 BRSSUG Meeting

Post date: Sep 06, 2017 6:47:42 PM

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


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Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Location: The Louisiana Technology Park -


Sponsor: TBA



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 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 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!