Welcome to SQL Social.
We regularly meet on the First Wednesday of the Month. If you have a topic you'd like to present then send me a note here and we'll get you scheduled in
Food, Drinks will be provided!
SQL Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.
We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below). Networking
At SQL Social, our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne.
This Month's Speaker and Topic
Martin Cairney (https://twitter.com/martin_cairney) - SQL Server Tools
Martin (http://www.linkedin.com/in/martincairney) has over 15 years’ experience in SQL Server technologies. His experience spans both the Database Engine and infrastructure requirements, and Data Warehousing and BI implementations. He's worked across many industry sectors including London’s global financial institutions and both State and Federal Government Departments.
He is a Data Platform MVP, MCT and an experienced conference presenter, having presented at PASS Summit, SQLBits, and SQL Saturday events and User Groups round the world He also runs the SQL Social group in Melbourne and the Melbourne SQL Saturday event and continues to run rings round the opposition on the football field.
There has been a great deal of development by the Tools Team within Microsoft's Data Platform. From new tools to manage your databases across platforms to huge improvements with tools to plan and implement upgrades and migrations. Things are getting much easier for Data Professionals.
Martin will give a quick tour of what has been released and what we might hope to see in the near future.
LobsterPot Solutions (http://lobsterpot.com.au/) is a specialist SQL Server consultancy. Founded in 2008 we specialise in Data Platform and Business Intelligence including Data Warehousing and Reporting technologies. LobsterPot Solutions also has a strong focus on training with most of our consultants being Microsoft Certified Trainers who regularly present at local and international events. This combination allows us to offer advice, mentoring and customised training as part of our standard service offering.
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See you there!