Meeting Announcements

May Meeting


Event: May Meeting ( Add to calendar )

Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 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:

Certification Preperation Activities
Fred Sayler

Summary: Fred's talk will address his current Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification preparation activities and will provide information on Microsoft's free Virtual Academy (MVA), PluralSight's subscription-based online technical training programs, and MeasureUp's practice exams.

Bio: Fred is a Viet Nam Era Veteran and has served over 20 years with the US Army Reserve. After graduating from Control Data Institute in Programming and Operations, he gained database development experience with many corporations including: McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, Hughes Helicopters, Computer Task Group and UNISYS. Additionally, he provided contract consulting services for: Rockfod-Fosgate, Warner Brothers Studios, MITRE, Hughes Missile Systems, Pharmaceutical Card Services, State of Arizona and Allied Signal. He is a recovering Oracle Certified Professional and now a certified Microsoft Technology Associate in Database Fundamentals focusing on integration development. Residing in Colorado Springs, CO, Fred is a member of the Colorado Springs SSUG.

Main Talk:

Extended Events – A Crash Course
Jason Kassay

Summary: Everyone talks about Extended Events and how it is the future. That SQL Profiler is dead. The problem is that Extended Events can have a steep learning curve depending on your background. In this session you will learn everything you need to get started with Extended Events and be confident the next time you want to set up a trace or troubleshoot an issue. We will be covering how to setup an Extended Events session through the GUI as well as scripting it out. Also covered is how to parse the Extended Events session once you capture it.

Bio: Jason Kassay is a database administrator, software engineer and speaker from Colorado with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about SQL Server, performance tuning, optimization and programming. Jason is an active member of the SQL Server community and volunteers/presents at events such as the Denver SQL Server User Group, SQL Saturday and Colorado GiveCamp. When not tuning databases or coding, Jason will most likely be found spending time with his family, playing hockey or running.