Baltimore SQL Server Users Group

Join the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group to expand your knowledge and network!  We hold free monthly meetings focusing on SQL Server DBA, Development, Business Intelligence and Professional Development topics.  We meet at the Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center located at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD 21046. Our meetings are typically on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and they are free to attend.  We generally have food, drinks and sometimes dessert, besides one or two valuable educational sessions.

  Our Next Meeting - May 19, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

Time Topic
6:30 PM Announcements and Knowledge Sharing
6:45 PM Title - Be Heard!  Effective Communication Strategies!

Abstract - Strong communication is a key skill that’s beneficial no matter what industry you’re in, and what job you do.  Companies and hiring Managers are always seeking individuals who are clear and concise, and are able to put together an effective “message.”  Yet, despite the importance of quality communication, it’s a skill that many people lack and don’t put enough of a focus on improving.  Candidates often miss out on getting a job or an internal promotion due to insufficient communication skills. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, can be a huge differentiator for you!  During this session, we’ll focus on the main types of communication, qualities of “effective communicators,” the impact of body language, hurdles to effective communication and strategies you can utilize to enhance your overall communication skills. 

Speakers - Erica Woods and Vivek Mehta of Apex Systems
7:15 PM Title - Real World Enterprise SQL Server Replication Implementations

- Come learn how to design, setup and manage SQL Server Replication for a large distributed enterprise with multiple data centers.  Learn about some of the technical options such as Re-publishers, Hub and Spoke architecture, Peer-to-Peer replication, pre and post snapshots, automating deployments, monitoring, optimizations and more.  With each of these options I will outline many of the configuration options, benefits and issues for each of the technologies based on my experience from the field.  My goal is to share my findings to help you make better decisions when using SQL Server Replication so you don’t have to go through the same issues that I have experienced.

Speaker - Kun Lee

8:15 PM Raffle, networking and wrap-up

Meeting Sponsor:  Apex Systems





Join the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group

Join the BSSUG and expand your SQL Server knowledge.  Here's how to get started:

> Official mailing list (Constant Contact)
> General announcements and job postings (Yahoo Group)
> LinkedIn
> Meetup 

Interested in speaking or sponsorship?  We are looking to round off our speakers and sponsors for the year. If you are interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities please contact Jeremy Kadlec.

Baltimore SQL Server Users Group History

The BSSUG was started in the days before SQL Server 7.0, back in 1999, by Raymond Barley.  The group has met in a few different places and been co-lead by a few different individuals, but the group has always been in the BWI-Columbia area.  We are a constantly growing group and always interested in meeting new members.  We are a member of the Capital PC Users Group and a SQL PASS official chapter.

Baltimore SQL Server Users Group Leadership

Raymond Barley

Jeremy Kadlec
- BSSUG Founder in 1999
- Principal Architect at RDA Corporation
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
- Champion Award Recipient  
- SQL Server Consultant @ Edgewood Solutions
- Co-Founder of
- Author, Speaker and Trainer
- Co-Leader of the Baltimore SSUG

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