Meeting Announcements

March Meeting


Event: March Meeting ( Add to calendar )

Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Hyatt Place - Garden of the Gods

Address:503 Garden Of The Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

101 Session:

Code Snippets with SSMS
Bill Hoenig

We all have our go to scripts that we like to run. In this session Bill will cover how he organizes his scripts using SQL Server Management Studio’s Code Snippets. The session Bill will start with a code snippet foundation and then move on to showing off some of his favorite snippets that he has gathered over the years. This session is for all levels and is intended to give everyone new ideas on how to increase their productivity within SSMS. The session will end with Bill showing his snippets to write snippets.

Bio: Bill has been working with SQL Server since 2000. He started out working for a company in Houston Texas installing an Accounting Software package in various sites around the world. In 2005, he moved to Colorado Springs and has been working for Ent Federal Credit Union since. Bill considers himself a database developer, but fits the definition of an "Accidental DBA". Currently he is concentrating on anything Business Intelligence related.

Main Talk:

Powershell Jumpstart for SQL Server DBAs
Mike Fal

You’ve been telling yourself for a while now that you need to learn Powershell, but have been putting it off. Why wait? The time to get started with Powershell is now. This session will show you how to start using Powershell effectively in your SQL environment. This session will cover some Powershell language fundamentals, how you can use Powershell itself to learn to use the language, and how to use the language directly with SQL Server. We will focus on core language techniques that you can use immediately to start using Powershell for yourself, taking the mystery out of the language and helping you start writing your own Powershell scripts. The key to learning Powershell is using it. This session will give you a launchpad to start building your own tools.

Bio: Mike Fal is a musician turned SQL Server DBA, with 10+ years of experience as a database administrator. He has worked for several different industries, including healthcare, software development, marketing, and manufacturing and has experience supporting databases from 1 GB to 4 TB in size. Mike received his a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996 and has been caught playing trombone in public on more than one occasion.


Meeting Sponsor:

This meeting is sponsord by TEKsystems. If you are in the market for a job related to technology in Colorado Springs, please come to the meeting and meet our sponsor or reach out directly to Michael Kennedy,