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Toronto SQL Server User Group October Meeting

 As discussed in our last meeting, we are bringing back the attendee presentation format to this month's meeting. 

Registration is required:

This is your opportunity to share your thoughts on any topic you want. Sure, SQL Server is our thing, but this is just like an open mic. If it's Safe For Work, it's good.

Presentations can be 5 or 15 minutes in length:

  • -  5 Minute Lightning Talk - Can you compress something meaningful into just 5 minutes?  I know it can be done.  These talks tend fall more on the rant/fun/lively side, but serious content is also appreciated.  You don't have to slides or even stick to a typical presentation format. We've seen poetry, demos, songs, drawings, you name it.
  • - 10 to 15 minute mini-presentation - You have more flexibility here, but there is still a max of 15 minutes of presentation. Find a topic that you want to share, that still has enough room for audience questions and comments.  
  • - Question for the audience: pose a question or idea to the group and get their feedback/answers/thoughts.  It's like #SQLHelp, but in real life

    Topics Submitted so far:

  • Why Women Won't Submit (to speak at your event)
  • PowerPivot Scheduled Refresh more than once a day

    What SQL do you run/support and what are your plans for upgrading?
    SQL2014: What scares me

Prizes & Awards!

We will have some special prizes for presenters.  When you register for the event, there will be a place on the registration to opt in to the talks.  We will also be handing out topics onsite for you to speak on.  So it's best to pick your own up front :).


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: New! Lillian H Smith Library. 239 College Street, Toronto

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

Featured Presentation:

It's All About You! - Member Talks

Karen Lopez, Sr. Project Manager & Architect InfoAdvisors

Member presentations and questions for the group.

About Karen:
Karen Lopez is a Sr. Project Manager and Architect for InfoAdvisors. A frequent speaker at conferences and local user groups, she has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen is a chronic volunteer, a Data Platform MVP, and an active advocate for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and data quality. Karen’s presentations are known for their lively and interactive approach to learning. Her motto: “Love Your Data!”

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