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Next Meeting: Thu, Jan 29 2015

Toronto SQL Server User Group (TorPASS) January Meeting

Our first meeting of 2015 will be 29 January at the Northern District Toronto Library (Yonge & Eglinton), 5:30-8:PM.

 

Speaker Panel

 

 

We are excited to announce we have a panel of SQL Server experts via satellite (remote):

Denny Cherry, SQL Server MVP, MCM
Thomas LaRock, SQL Server MVP, MCM
Joey D'Antoni, SQL Server MVP
Stacia Misner, SQL Server MVP

We will be doing a sort of State of the Union/Throne Speech on SQL Server and the data profession in general.  Do you have something you'd like to hear these guys address? Let us know.

 

we will also be hearing from Stanley Chan of Embarcadero Technologies on the newest features of ER/Studio, including support for NoSQL technologies like MongoDB and Hadoop, plus a short presentation by SIOS, our newest sponsor.  Both have donated prizes for our draw and some swag.

Prizes & Awards!

 

As always, we have some nifty prizes and swag for attendees.

Agenda:

 

5:30 - 6:00 PM Check in, networking and pizza

6:00 - 7:45  PM Program

7:45 - 8:00 Wrap up and prize draw.  We have swag!

8:00 - ?? Beverages at a local pub - Join us!

Location: Northern District Library, Young & Eglinton

Note that pre-registration is our skills testing question for the draw prizes.  You must be pre-registered to win.

 

When

iCal
UTC : Thu, Jan 29 2015 22:30 - 01:00
Event Time : Thu, Jan 29 2015 17:30 - 20:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Thu, Jan 29 2015 22:30 - 01:00

Featured Presentation

State of the Union / Throne Speech for SQL Server 2014.

Speaker: Denny Cherry, Owner and Principal Consultant Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting

Summary: State of the Union / Throne Speech for SQL Server 2014.

About Denny: Denny Cherry is the owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and has over a decade of experience working with platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere, and Enterprise Storage solutions. Denny’s areas of technical expertise include system architecture, performance tuning, security, replication, and troubleshooting. Denny currently holds several Microsoft Certifications related to SQL Server 2000 through 2012, including the MCM and MVP.

State of the Union / Throne Speech for SQL Server 2014.

Speaker: Stacia Varga, Principal Data Inspirations

Summary: State of the Union / Throne Speech for SQL Server 2014.

About Stacia: Stacia Varga is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and SSAS Maestro with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. A consultant, educator, author, and principal of Data Inspirations, her career spans more than 30 years, with a focus on improving business practices through technology. Since 2000, Stacia has provided consulting and education services for Microsoft's Business Intelligence technologies. As Stacia Misner, she also authored several books covering the Microsoft BI stack.

State of the Union / Throne Speech for SQL Server 2014.

Speaker: Joseph D'Antoni, Principal Consultant Denny Cherry and Associates

Summary: State of the Union / Throne Speech for SQL Server 2014.

About Joseph: Joseph D'Antoni is a Senior Consultant and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over 20 years of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is a Principal Consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates and lives in Malvern, PA. He is a frequent speaker at major tech events like Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, and Enterprise Data World. He blogs about all topics technology at joeydantoni.com. He believes that no single platform is the answer to all technology problems. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from North Carolina State University, and is the co-author of the Microsoft book "Introducing SQL Server 2016”.

State of the Union / Throne Speech for SQL Server 2014.

Speaker: Thomas LaRock, Head Geek SolarWinds

Summary: State of the Union / Throne Speech for SQL Server 2014.

About Thomas: Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft Certified Master, Data Platform MVP, VMware vExpert, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.

Please ensure you pre-register for our meetings. Registration allows you to participate in our awesome drawings and helps us plan for the meetings.
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