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May SSUG Meeting

  • In-Person @ 503 West Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 20:00 Mountain Daylight Time
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  • Language: English
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This month we will start at 5:30 with free food and networking. At 6:00 we'll have some quick announcements and then start our main presentation. After the presentations, we move to the hotel bar for more networking. Two drink tickets are provided by the club for the after hours networking. We are looking for some 101 speakers throughout the year. The goal is two part: one is to share knowledge within the group and two is to get new people up in front of the group. If you are interested please email Mark Tillman our VP of Promotions at

Featured Presentation:

Building a better User-Query tool

Paul Nielsen, Founder Ministry Weaver, inc

Nearly every database application requires some sort of user-defined query capability. In this session, I’ll walk through how we developed our user filter tool from conception and UX mockups to implementation and the more advanced features. About Paul Paul has a deep background in both software design and in business. He started his career as a Data Systems Technician Petty Officer in the US Navy Submarine Service, and then spent three decades developing data-centric software for multiple clients ranging from manufacturing systems to airline reservation system. Paul is an twelve-time Microsoft MVP award recipient, author of eight technology books including the best-selling SQL Server 2008 Bible, and has presented seminars, training courses, and conferences in the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Paul was previously widowed and is now married to his beautiful wife, Edie. They have an 11-year-old daughter who loves to ride horses, 2 adult children, and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Paul is active in his church and plays a Taylor 814ce acoustic guitar for relaxation.

About Paul:
Paul is the founder of Ministry Weaver, inc, a software company solving database problems for non-profits using a proprietary meta-data driven, object-oriented graph database developed in SQL Server. Previously, Paul wrote the SQL Server Bible series, edited the MVP Deep Dives Vol 1 book, presented seminars in database design, and developed SQL Server courseware for Microsoft Learning. He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2004.