Welcome to our wonderful group of Database and Business Intelligence professionals. We hope you will sit back, look around and find something interesting! A big advantage of this and other user groups is to reach out to like-minded people, and develop the skills, knowledge and connections to help you succeed even more.
When you are ready to join the Acadiana SQL User Group, just send us an email message and we will add you to our distribution list for newsletters and meeting announcements. Another way of keeping in contact with us, is to follow us on twitter or facebook, or subscribe to our RSS feed. Make sure to check out our list of upcoming meetings, or view our past meetings as a resource.
Call for Speakers
We have some wonderful speakers lined up, but we need more! That's why we are inviting YOU! We focus on the exchange of ideas and experiences in either SQL Server or Business Intelligence topics. You can share success stories and lessons learned on the job, or in your career. We are sure you have something interesting to share with all of us!
If you want to speak, but are worried that you aren't experience enough - well we don't care! User groups are a great venue for folks just getting started. Any skill level is welcome, beginners through advanced. Just email me! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are different types of opportunities including:
- Presentations (30-45-60-90 mins)
- 10-15 mins Lightning Talks
- Show & Tell
We are excited to announce that the first Acadiana SQL user group meeting will be held on February 25, 2014. Our first speaker is the leader of the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group (BRSSUG), which is perfect since our groups will be working closely together. Here is all the important information - see you there!
Topic: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Location: South Regional Library
Sponsored By: Sparkhound, Inc. - sparkhound.com
Speaker: William Assaf, Sparkhound, Inc.
- 5:30 - 5:45 pm: Networking and Refreshments
- 5:45 - 6:00 pm: Announcements
- 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Main Presentation
Presentation Summary: A review of SQL Server permissions starting with the basics and moving into the security implications behinds stored procedures, views, database ownership, application connections, consolidated databases, application roles and more. This presentation is perfect for .net developers of all levels, database architects and administrators, and Windows server admins who have to dabble in SQL Server security.
Speaker Bio: William Assaf, MCSE, is a senior consultant, database architect and team lead at Sparkhound Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA. He started off as a .net developer and moved into database administration and architecture, and has been lead database designer on major application and data warehousing projects. An experienced DBA trainer and database developer, William blogs about SQL at sqltact.com, where his slidedeck and sample scripts will be posted. William heads up the SQL Saturday Baton Rouge conference that attracts 500+ people annually, is president of the the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group and the Baton Rouge User Groups corporation.
Special Thanks: We want to say Thank you to Sparkhound, Inc. who is sponsoring our first meeting. Their excitment about growing the IT community is motivating! We look forward to working together quite a bit over the next year.
While our group is a freely accessible community, please be aware that:
- Vendor presentations must be of a non-marketing nature, only contributing to the general knowledge and understanding of SQL Server and/or Business Intelligence.
- The member user group contact information is confidential and will not be given out to vendors, or other organizations.