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This will be the first combined SQL user group meeting. We will be running BI and non-BI presentations at the same time. This will give you the opportunity of meeting more like minded users from the SQL community
We can accommodate 35 people for each track, registration will be run separately so we can manage numbers. Please only register for one of the streams. Once we hit 35 we will run a reserve list
This is the agenda for the non-BI stream.
Registration is at 5.30, evening will commence at 6pm and finish 9pm.
6:00pm - 6.30pm
Introduction, news and gossip.
6.30pm - 7:15pm
Managing database evolution
Andras Belokosztolszki (Redgate) (http://www.simple-talk.com/community/blogs/andras)
Databases evolve. Requirements change, new functionality is added, bugs are fixed. These changes need to be done quickly with minimum impact on the production systems. In this session I shall describe the problems associated with altering database schemata and show techniques to mitigate them. The majority of these problems and solutions are specific to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005.
Andras Belokosztolszki is a senior software engineer specialized on database internals at Red Gate Software Ltd. He is the architect of many tools that compare, synchronize and refactor databases. He holds BSc and MSc from ELTE, and a PhD from Cambridge University.
7:15pm - 8.00pm
Database Development in an Agile Environment
James Rowland-Jones (http://www.conchango.com/)
This hotly debated topic gathers new pace as products and tools hit the market all trying to assist developers manage change. This session will look at Microsoft’s latest offering “Team Edition for Database Professionals” and demonstrate its features from an agile development perspective. Learn how to implement automated database builds, re-factor your code and develop your database using a test driven approach.
James is a Senior Technical Consultant working for Conchango. He has designed, built and supported database systems for the past nine years predominantly on the sql server platform. He recently gave birth to his own blog http://blogs.conchango.com/jamesrowlandjones/ which currently has an almighty two posts but more are promised in the very near future.
8:00pm - 8:20pm
Break - Pizza and drink
8:20pm - 9:00pm
10 minute tricks
Simon Sabin (http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons) and
Tony Rogerson (http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/tonyrogerson)
Simon and Tony will go through four 10 minute tricks. Covering, SMO, Service Broker, SSIS, Scripting, Parameter Sniffing and TSQL best practices.
How to get there
Nearest tubes are, Mansion House, London Bridge, Southwark and Borough
Nearest stations are Blackfriars, London Bridge and Waterloo