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Joint Meeting with PGH SQL Server UG

We've been invited to join the Pittsburgh SQL Server User Group at their regular monthly meeting. Their meetings start at 5 and are held in the PTC's meeting room. (Rumor is the door prize is a Dell tablet, so bring a business card to drop into the hat)

You're invited to a joint gathering of The Pittsburgh SQL and .NET user groups on March 25th at 5:15pm.  We are covering topics that are highly relevant to both SQL and .NET developers and administrators, as well as application owners.  The emphasis will be on the interdependency that SQL and .NET often share in the delivery and execution of modern web applications.   Our keynote speaker is a System Engineering Lead at UPMC who will be presenting a critical application which is the core revenue generating asset within her line of business.  You will hear the speaker discuss the business users and primary capabilities of the application, the overall architecture of the app, challenges they face supporting the app, and solutions they’ve put in place to overcome them.    Additionally, there will be a Dell Software Technology showcase featuring modern breakthroughs in Performance Monitoring, with special attention to the SQL Server and .NET platforms.    Last, but certainly not least, there will be nifty Dell swag for all attendees, and TWO Dell Touchscreen tablet door prizes that will be raffled off at the end of the session!  Yes, TWO people will leave the event with a free touchscreen tablet.  March is going to be a great meeting for our group so please mark your calendars now and plan on being there!

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  • Art G.

    There was very little technical content in Zenia's presentation. I felt it was more oriented to a manager or executive type of audience. It would have been nice to dive into detail of some of the poor performing SQL and code in an attempt to learn what not to do.

    March 26, 2014

  • Alan G.

    .Net *developers* may not be the best audience for this kind of presentation.

    An hour of a Project Director from UPMC describing in generic terms a common performance issue with a Web Application that ‘sometimes’ has high user volume with no specific details about the software architecture or the changes that were implemented to improve performance other than employing additional load balanced DB and Web servers.

    Followed by an hour [sales] pitch for Foglight and Spotlight, a performance monitoring software owned by Dell with plug-in components for integrated monitoring of performance on servers, virtual servers, databases, web applications, and web sites.

    I am sure it is very useful to IT Admins and others trying to determine whether the apps or the hardware are an issue on a deployed solution, but if they had spent some time discussing how to *design* performance monitoring tools, it would have been quite a bit more useful and/or interesting from a developer's perspective.

    1 · March 26, 2014

    • Rich D.

      Thanks for the feedback Alan, I'm sorry this meeting wasn't of value to you. We did discuss having another joint meeting this fall, and we'll try to have content which fits both subjects and is more technically focused.

      March 26, 2014

  • Harry D.

    Will be there

    March 20, 2014

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    Omnyx hosts our hands-on labs and feeds the attendees.

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    ComponentOne provided a cash donation and swag.

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