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 - June 16, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

Time Topic
6:30 PM Announcements and Knowledge Sharing
6:45 PM

Title - Baltimore Technology Job Market Landscape
Abstract - Come learn about the latest trends in the local job market and get your questions answered.

Speaker - Brandon Berlett and Jason Hogan of Experis
7:00 PM

Title - SQL Server Indexing
Abstract - There are several areas of SQL Server that need to be configured and tuned to optimize database performance, one of these areas is SQL Server indexing.   In this session, we will discuss what you need to know about indexing to help  improve database performance.  


In this session we will cover these items:

- Clustered and Non-clustered Indexes

- Covering Indexes

- Indexes with Included Columns

- Columnstore Indexes

- Index Statistics

- How Indexes are used for Table Joins

- Indexing for WHERE, GROUP BY, ORDER BY

- Filtered Indexes

- Using DMVs to get insight into Index Usage

- Query Plans and more  


Join us for this session to learn about SQL Server indexing to improve your database performance.

Speaker - Greg Robidoux of Edgewood Solutions and
8:15 PM Raffle, networking and wrap-up

Meeting Sponsor:  Experis





BSSUG Summer Social Event


Come enjoy a baseball game with your family and the BSSUG community.    

WHEN: July 18, 2015 @ 6:30 PM    

WHERE: Prince George's Stadium located at 4101 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716    

Join us at the Picnic Pavilion for the following:  
- Grilled All Beef Hot Dogs
- Quarter Pound Hamburgers
- Pulled Barbeque Chicken Sandwiches
- Sides
- Desserts    

Pricing for the event includes admission to the game and food in the Picnic Pavilion:  
- Adult = $30.00 each
- Children age 3 to 5 = $10 each
- Children age 2 & under = FREE    

Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 16, 2015.    

Please remit payment via:  
- PayPal -
- Our next meeting via check made payable to BSSUG, Inc.
- Cash at our next meeting
- Can't make the June meeting, but will be at the game?  Let Ray know.    

Any questions?  Contact Ray Barley @ 410.804.4658 or

See you at the game!



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

  Baltimore SQL Server Users Group Sponsors


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