Network, learn, ask a question, meet other folk, get fed - these are all things that happen at user group events. These events are a really great opportunity to socialise in an informal learning experience - if you want your own exposure then come and do a 1 - 5 minute nugget in front of your peers.
Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with; make sure you register as soon as you can.
5.30pm – 6:00 Registration and networking
Meet and greet.
6:00pm – 6:30pm Round Table discussion and Nuggets - ALL
Take stock and get the latest news in the SQL Server field. This is also a great opportunity to ask any burning questions you have, may be a problem at work.
It's also a great opportunity to share your knowledge and gain exposure in the industry by giving a short 1 - 6 minute "nugget" demo/tip.
6.30pm - 7:30 Munsoor Negyal - Why planning not to plan can sometimes be the best plan (for Stored Procedures)
Beginner to intermediate level talk on writing stored procedures to efficiently retrieve data.
What are SQL plans?
How they aid performance.
How they sometimes don't.
Why using variables to drive queries in stored procedures can cause performance problems.
Ensuring the stored procedure works well for the majority case.
How filtered indexes can help.
7:30pm – 8:00 BREAK: Light refreshments
More time to network and ask questions...
8:00pm – 9.00pm TBC