Every user group relies on the community for support.  We are very fortunate to have sponsors for our meetings and the great SWAG!  Please take a moment to read about each of them, then make sure to thank them, and support them as you can.

Red Gate, in the words of the founders - Neil and Simon

We founded Red Gate in 1999, and, until recently, we ran the company as joint chief executives. Simon is now the CEO, with responsibilities that include developing the leadership team and making sure everything runs smoothly day-to-day. After sharing the CEO role for over 12 years, Neil is taking time off from shipping software to return to full-time study. You can find out more about his plans from his website.

Nearly 300 people now work at Red Gate, and we've been repeatedly recognised as a great place to work. We're privately owned and financed, we have no debt, and we almost always earn more than we spend.

Our products have hundreds of thousands of users across the world, and most household-name organisations use at least some of our tools. Our testimonials give a better feel for what our customers think of us than anything we can say here.

We make products that solve complex problems. Our tools are technically challenging to create but really intuitive to use – a philosophy we call "ingeniously simple".

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Wrox Press, established in 1992 to publish books for computer programmers, is driven by the Programmer to Programmer philosophy. Wrox books are written by programmers for programmers, and the Wrox brand means authoritative solutions to real-world programming problems. Wrox's unique author-editorial process delivers the best and most useful information you need in the timeliest manner.

Wrox.com is the official home on the Web for Wrox Press. Here, you can find information on current and upcoming Wrox titles, as well as errata and downloadable code for all Wrox titles found on this Web site. You can also purchase Wrox Press books via the site's online shopping cart.

Annual Sponsor

In 1972, the company originated as Knight Specialties in Morgan City, Louisiana, out of the trunk of founder Eddy Knight’s car. Through organic growth and acquisitions, the company became Knight Oil Tools in 1984. Knight Oil Tools’ vision is to build upon our strong commitment to provide quality equipment and outstanding customer service. We continually expand the company’s abilities with innovative technology, knowledgeable personnel and uncompromising service. Knight Oil Tools has evolved into a company that provides complete rental, fishing, well services, manufacturing packages, saw services, drilling jars, inspection, hardbanding and safety training to the oil and gas industry – worldwide.

Knight Oil Tools broadens operations and technologies, both domestically and internationally, through internal growth, well-executed acquisitions and the enhancement of manufacturing capabilities. However, the attributes that have remained constant since 1972, include the level of experienced personnel, quality equipment and a commitment to safety and service within each service line.

Today, Knight Oil Tools and its service lines - Rental Tool Services, Fishing Services, Well Services, Manufacturing, Inspection and Hardbanding and QHSE Training and Consulting - are the largest privately held rental and fishing tools company in the world.

Sparkhound creates more efficient, competitive businesses. Established in 1998, Sparkhound is an information technology services company with locations in Baton Rouge, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Our smart, approachable professionals and veteran leadership team are focused on increasing the value of our clients’ IT investments through five interrelated practices, a ferocious commitment to customer service and solid relationships with nationally recognized partners.

LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and private duty services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because our 8,500 employees in 26 states are united by a single, shared purpose: It’s all about helping people.

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