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.
17.30 – 18:00 Registration and networking
Meet and greet.
18:00 – 18:30 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.
18:30 - 19:30 - Twitter, Cloud and Power BI walked into a bar. The bartender looks up and says “I don’t have time for your Dashboard.” - Ian Pike
A review of a PoC Ian's been working on around Customer Sentiment analysis using Twitter, SSIS and Power BI. He’ll walk through the background of the PoC, the tools I used and the tipsand tricks learnt along the way.
He’ll be creating a Power BI Dashboard and some insights of using this technology. Giving anoverview of the Twitter API, the data storage and processing, also the ways to get sentiment score. This is all done in Azure and how this can help you innovate and become a “disruptive” influence in your company.
Ian is a Database Specialist Tech Lead at Swinton Group. Ian has over 20 years’ experience in developing, architecting and implementing database solutions. He specialises in data and SQL Server solutions and is currently investigating Azure and cloud adoption. Ian also loves developing anything related to SSIS, SSDT and Power BI.
A regular SQL community attendee and supporter, but new in the field of speaking.
19:30 - 19:50 - Break
Time for pizza
19:50 - 20:50 - Installing SQL Server with Powershell - Martin Bell
Inspired by Matthew's talk at the September User Group I've put together a talk based on the experiences of using Powershell scripting to install and customize a SQL Server installation and the myriad of ways to do achieve a consistent repeatable process. Hopefully will take you to the next level of using Powershell and plenty to learn especially those who click Next, Next, Next....!!!
Martin Bell was a SQL Server MVP for many years until he stepped out of the fast lane and onto his bike. Although older and greyer he is still strikingly handsome, modest and side splittingly funny; his one man show about his failed attempts to join the Chippendales has never made it to the Fringe
20:50 - 21:00 - Feedback, Prize Draw and Close
Finally: Drinks down the pub