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Date Published - Thursday, July 17, 2014
Aug 20th, 2014 Meeting

Favorite SQL Server Development Ideas

Over the past few years, I’ve come to rely on a few SQL Server development techniques for performance and security. In this presentation, I’ll briefly demo my software and then open my code and walk through my SQL favorite techniques, explaining how and why they work. Some of the techniques are advanced, some are straight-forward, but I have found all of these ideas to be critical to the success of my code. If you love SQL then join me for a night of code. 

Paul Nielsen is a SQL Server MVP and the founder of Ministry Weaver - a small software startup building databases for non-profits.
Date Published - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

July 16th 2014 Meeting: 

Tricks from the DBA Inbox: Real World Performance Tuning:
In this heavily demo based session, we show some techniques for performance tuning common problems faced by DBA's Including: how to identify the problem, resolve the issue, and test the solution.
Along the way we will also discuss some of theory behind the solutions we all know there is no such thing as DBCC GO_FASTER but this session is the next best thing.
Jason Horner is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and has been working with SQL Server for over 10 years. He began working with SQL Server as a DBA/Application Developer in 1999, starting with version 6.5. He made the transition to delivering BI solutions in 2002 and began working with spatial data in 2008. His latest focus has been architecting large-scale spatially enabled BI solutions.

Date Published - Thursday, April 10, 2014

Note: The April meeting has been cancelled due to SQL Saturday #297. 

Please join us on Saturday, April 12th, for what may be our best SQL Saturday yet! 

Location: 1628 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

This year we will be having a western theme with games like SQL Rodeo and others with lots of Great Prizes as well as all of our great speakers and sponsors! We are proud to have MicrosoftDell, and Xtivia as major sponsors. Microsoft's own Kevin Cox will be delivering our keynote as well as presenting!

In conjunction with the event, we are having a food drive to benefit the Westside Cares food pantry, which is located at the facility where the SQL Saturday event will take place. Our goal is simple - to collect so much food and groceries that they literally have to put up additional shelving to hold it all! There will be giveaways tied directly to participation in the food drive - the more you bring, the more chances you will have. 

We have a lot of great sponsors who will be supplying us with plenty of SWAG, but for this event, they've really kicked it up a notch! For example, Xtivia has provided one of the coolest prizes we've ever seen for a SQL Saturday - a signed AC/DC guitar complete with certificate of authenticity! Dell computers has also generously supplied us with a Dell Tablet to give away. 

Bring at least one item to receive a single ticket for the SWAG drawing. Or, go big and bring one or more grocery bags of items to receive 5 tickets for the SWAG drawing. (Remember to stick around for the closing - you must be present to win!In the end, this food drive is about giving back to our community. We hope that everyone will open their hearts and help out with a great cause. 


Chris Shaw even posted on his blog regarding the food drive.

To help with the food drive, please feel free to reach out to our Food Drive Organizer, Troy, at troyk@42and5.com or our team at sqlsaturday297@sqlsaturday.com.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you there!



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We hold meetings on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our group meets at the Hyatt Place Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short Q&A session.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

5:30 - 6:00 - Networking, Food
6:00 - 6:30 - Introductions,General Q&A session & Announcements
6:30 - 7:30 - Presentation(s)
7:30 - ?? - Door prizes and Question & Answer session


Hyatt Place - Garden of the Gods
503 West Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

If you cannot find us please call Kat Meadows @ 719-330-8425


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