Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Come on Out to OPASS

Tonight is the March OPASS meeting.  You should come on out, it’s always a great time.  Note our new location and be sure to RSVP so we can have food for you.  Don’t forget to bring your resume as Signature Consultants, LLC will be there as out local sponsor. 

Here’s the meat of the meeting:

Wear any of your Red Gate shirts this meeting for an extra chance to win a free license of SQL Source Control!!
Event Date/Time: Tuesday March 8 @ 6:00 PM
Location: Rikka Asian Bistro
1541 International Parkway, Ste. 1001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Map/Directions: Bing Map to Event Location
Speaker Bio: Ken Tucker

Ken Tucker is a Microsoft MVP, President of Space Coast .NET user group, and Ineta Membership mentor for Florida.  Ken currently works for Amovius as a developer.

Title: SilverLight MVVM

The MVVM pattern is a common way to develop SilverLight apps. In this demo, Ken will look at some of the MVVM frameworks available and walk through creating an application.

SQL Shot Speaker: Bradley Ball
Speaker Bio: Bradley Ball is a MCITP SQL 2005 & MCTS 2008 Database Administrator with over 10 years of IT experience. Bradley spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army and The Executive Office Of the President of the United States. He is currently a Sr. SQL Database Administrator for Publix Supermarkets. Bradley can be found blogging on http://sqlballs.blogspot.com and on twitter here.
Title: Transparent Data Encryption
Abstract: Bradley will be doing a quick lightening round on Transparent Data Encryption, and will show off a script to automate certificate backups.

Please RSVP:

Register for March Meeting w/ Ken Tucker in Lake Mary, FL  on Eventbrite

You can come if you don’t RSVP, but we can’t guarantee enough food if you don’t RSVP.

Once again thanks to our sponsors:


Signature Conultanst, LLC

Monday, March 7, 2011

Upcoming Engagements

I haven’t been blogging lately because I’ve been busy tweaking my resume, working on PASS SQLRally, serving at church, and spending time with my family.  Things aren’t going to be slowing down anytime soon, but I wanted to let those who do read this blog know that I’m still around and about my upcoming speaking engagements:

Wednesday, March 9th 3pm

I’ll be doing a web cast on Security, Performance, and Maintenance Advantages to Using Stored Procedures over ORM Tools where I share my opinions on why Stored Procedures are better than an ORM tool for a data access layer.

Saturday, March 26th 10:50am

I’ll be presenting Introduction to SQL Server Profiler at the Orlando CodeCamp.  I’ve given this presentation several times, but will be tailoring for developers so that they can really see what their preferred ORM tool is doing.

Saturday April 2nd 9am

I’ll be presenting Introduction to Triggers SQLSaturday #71 – Boston.  I’ll be giving a brief overview of the different types of triggers available in SQL Server (DDL & DML) and then go into more detail on how and when to use DML triggers. This session will cover misconceptions about how triggers work, when triggers should and shouldn't be used (we will discuss options), common mistakes, and how to fix the most common mistakes.