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
Date: Tuesday, Sept 23
Location: South Regional Library
- 5:45 - 6:15 pm: Networking and Refreshments
- 6:15 - 6:30 pm: Announcements
- 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Main Topic Speaker
Speaker: Sean McCown, MidnightDBA
Presentation Summary:This session will take you from nothing and explain what powershell is all about. I’m going to show you how the more things change the more they stay the same and if you master the basics of powershell in this session, you’ll be able to work with powershell not only in SQL Server, but also at the file system level, in Exchange, IIS, Windows, and anything else. So in this session I’m going to show you the basics you need to get your powershell career started.
Speaker Bio: Sean is a SQL Server MVP and has been involved with SQL Server since 1995. He's also been working with multi-terabyte, high-transaction DBs since before they were popular. He is a Contributing Editor and the sole database expert for InfoWorld Magazine which means he also touches DB2, Oracle, Sybase, and any other DB out there. He has also written for SQL Server Magazine, SQL Server Standard, SSWUG, and SQLServerCentral.com. At the magazine he concentrates on benchmarking vendor products, reviews, and industry analysis. He is also the founder of ITBookworm.com and MidnightDBA.com. Sean is a very prolific speaker and teacher in the community. His 3 main areas of teaching are backups, SSIS, and powershell, though he can teach on a myriad of subjects.
In addition to databases, Sean is also involved in martial arts, holding black belts in both Kenpo and Tang Soo Do as well as significant rank in many other styles including Jujitsu, Aikido, Shaolin KungFu, and Pekiti Tirsia. And believe it or not, in a previous life he was a French chef for 10yrs.
We are proud to announce that Knight Oil Tools is our first annual sponsor! We wouldnt be where we are today without support from the local community. Our group is passionate about data and Knight Oil Tools is a great complement to that. Thank you Knight Oil Tools, your support is invaluable! They have taken the time to give back to our community, so its your turn to take time to check them out too!
The funds will be used to keep the meetings free for everyone, while suppling food and drinks at the meetings, and fun prizes and giveaways. The sponsorship also provides exclusive time at meetings and social gatherings to promote your business, as well as advertising on our group's website. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring, you can click here for the Acadiana SQL - Sponsorship Plan.
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.