MEETING FULL - RESERVATION LIST IN EFFECT
The room can only take 35 so those places will be given to those that register first, the remaining will be put on a waitlist and will not be guaranteed a place.
Michael Rys on all things non-relational Spatial, XML etc
We are very fortunate that Michael Rys has decided to come and speak at a UG event whilst he is in the UK for a W3C working group.
If you use XML in SQL Server then this is the one User group meeting you have to come to.
Michael is Program Manager in the SQL Server Engine Team at Microsoft and is responsible for the XML features and other non relation features i.e. Spatial Data in SQL Server.
He is the man that knows XML and XQuery inside and out. On the few occasions I've met him I've always felt humbled by the intellect of this man.
You can find his blog here http://sqlblog.com/blogs/michael_rys/default.aspx and his old CV can be found here http://infolab.stanford.edu/~rys/cv/ (nice picture)
Registration is at 6.00, evening will commence at 6:30pm and finish 9pm.
6:30pm - 6.45pm - Introduction, news and gossip.
Whats going on in the world,
6:45 - 9pm Michael Rys on non-relational data in SQL Server
An Introduction to the New Spatial Data Support in SQL Server 2008
Spatial data is fundamental, modeling the locations and shapes of objects in the world to enable visual analysis of data. This session will be an introduction to working with spatial data in SQL Server. We will describe the different types of spatial data, give business examples of the use of spatial data, and provide an overview and demonstration of the new spatial features in SQL Server 2008 such as the spatial types, their methods, how to visualize and how to index it.
As progam manager I'm sure Michael will discuss the whole realm of non relational features and will answer any questions you have around it.
Pizza will be served at some point in the evening
Michael Rys is principal program manager lead for SQL Server’s Beyond Relational Data team. He was program manager for the XML features in SQL Server 2000 to 2008 such as FOR XML, the XML data type and XQuery and for Spatial Indexing in SQL Server 2008. He also represents Microsoft Corp. in the W3C XML Query working group and the ANSI SQL standardization effort. He joined Microsoft in 1998 after performing research in the areas of object-oriented and semi-structured databases, multi-level transaction management, and distributed heterogeneous information integration at Stanford University (as post-doc) and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich where he earned his PhD.
Michael is a senior member of ACM and a member of IEEE and has given many presentations and contributed to several books on XQuery and XML and databases. His weblog can be found at http://sqlblog.com/blogs/michael_rys/default.aspx.
How to get there
Nearest tubes are, Mansion House, London Bridge, Southwark and Borough
Nearest stations are Blackfriars, London Bridge and Waterloo