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.
6.00pm – 6:15 Registration and networking.
Meet and greet, take your seat.
6:15pm – 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 - 5 minute "nugget" demo/tip.
Neil Hambly will do a 1 or 2 nuggets and perhaps others will join him
6:30pm – 7:00 Big Data on Small Screens Suranjan Som IMGROUP
Big Data on Small Screens
Take a look at how organisations are embracing big data and compare the different vendor offerings out there today. Take a sneak peek at Microsoft's architectural roadmap in this space.
7:00pm – 7:30pm PASS Neil Hambly (SQL London PASS Chapter President)
We have now some exciting news to share on the SQL London PASS Chapter
We will take a few minutes to outline those and do a Q&A section
Any time left will be "Any Question" segment with some prizes have been lined up for the best questions of the evening
7:30pm - 7:50 Food Break and Networking
7:50pm – 8:50pm Flash in the pan? Realities of SSD and why you should be using it! with Tony Rogerson
Flash technology is over a decade old yet server vendors are slow to embrace the tech, in contrast the commodity solid state device market has exploded, especially with the widespread adoption of SATA 3 (6Gbit/sec) allowing up-to 530MiBytes/second per channel (device). In this session the technology will be introduced and what the future may hold, other topics that will be discussed are: cost realities, relevance of RAID, flash reliability, bottleneck shift (faster cores please?); to complete the presentation a demonstration will be shown of the Reporting Brick, a piece of kit costing less that £2K built from commodity parts that is capable of loading over 530K rows of an average 241 bytes length into SQL Server.8:50pm – 9.00pm Wrap-up and Close