Colorado Springs SQL Server Users Group

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Wednesday,

July

18

July SSUG Meeting

We invite you to join us for our July meeting on Wednesday, July 18th at the Hyatt Place - 503 W. Garden of the Gods Rd sponsored by TekSystems! This month we're pleased to feature our main presentation, SQL Server using Amazon Web Services EC2 Instances, with Christopher Wolff.

When: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Hyatt Place - 503 W. Garden of the Gods Rd
What: We'll begin with networking and a delicious dinner from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. At 6:00, we'll have a few announcements and peer Q&A time followed by our main presentation. After the presentation, we'll move to the hotel lounge for socializing and additional networking time. The CSSUG provides two drink tickets - relax with a coffee, soda, or beer (or two) while you network.

Our Main Presentation: SQL Server using Amazon Web Services EC2 Instances

You have just been informed that you are moving to AWS. Now what? In this presentation, we’ll cover the ups and downs of using AWS Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) instances for your SQL Server. We will show you how to make an EC2 instance and install SQL Server on it; go over networking, security and routing services; and demonstrate how to make a simple, highly available, two-node availability group. By the end of the session, you should be on the right track to start using AWS in your environment.

About Chris:
Database Administrator, Xero
Chris Wolff has been a developer, report writer, and an admin in Microsoft and SQL Server Space since SQL Server 2000 in industries such as telecommunications, green energy, money transfers, and online accounting. He has been an active member of the Denver SQL User Group since 2011 and enjoys learning new things about computers. His interests includes video games, movies, and enjoying time with his wife and 2 kids.

Our 101 Session:

OpenDataCOS

Jay Anderson will talk about the OpenDataCOS initiative and demonstrate the value of open data for Colorado Springs.

The City of Colorado Springs has specific and useful data that it generates while doing the City’s business. Locations of City assets, shapes of parks/trails/buildings, financial activity—all are useful for the City government to conduct its business, but these datasets are also valuable public assets. Communities are using open public data to address community issues, understand City government, and even build local businesses. Transparency, responsiveness, and accountability in the 21st century rely on opening up the ‘black box’ of City government.


Featured Presentation:

SQL Server using Amazon Web Services EC2 Instances

Christopher Wolff, Database Administrator Xero

You have just been informed that you are moving to AWS. Now what? In this presentation, we’ll cover the ups and downs of using AWS Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) instances for your SQL Server. We will show you how to make an EC2 instance and install SQL Server on it; go over networking, security and routing services; and demonstrate how to make a simple, highly available, two-node availability group. By the end of the session, you should be on the right track to start using AWS in your environment.

About Christopher:
Chris Wolff has been a developer, report writer, and an admin in Microsoft and SQL Server Space since SQL Server 2000 in industries such as telecommunications, green energy, money transfers, and online accounting. He has been an active member of the Denver SQL User Group since 2011 and enjoys learning new things about computers. His interests includes video games, movies, and enjoying time with his wife and 2 kids.

Main Meeting:

Recurring: 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Hyatt Place - Garden of the Gods

Description: This meeting starts with free food and networking. Then we have a quick 101 session followed by our main presentation. After the presentations, we move to the hotel bar for more networking. Two drink tickets are provided by the club for the after hours networking.


Lunch Meeting:

Recurring: 1st Friday of the month.
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Hacienda Colorado

Description: This is a monthly meeting for the group's members to get together outside of our normal meeting structure. A great chance to network with other members.

RSVP Required: We need to have an accurate count for the restaurant. Look for monthly emails or this webpage for the actual Meetup link.

Cost: ($10 - $15) Springs SQL does not cover the cost of lunch.

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