Colorado Springs SQL Server Users Group

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Wednesday,

October

17

October SSUG Meeting

  • In-Person @ 503 West Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 20:00 Mountain Daylight Time
  • Add to your Calendar: iCal
  • Language: English
  • RSVP: None

Please come on down for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 17 sponsored by TekSystems at the Hyatt Place - Garden of the Gods!  Our own Gabe Villa will be previewing a session he will be giving at the PASS Summit in Seattle on November 7 about AWS databases and Andre DuBois will be speaking about Regular Expressions in our 101 session.

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

We'll begin with a light dinner and networking from 5:30 to 6:00 PM.  At 6:00, we'll have a few announcements and peer Q&A time followed by our 101 session and main presentation.  After the presentations, 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:

A Dive into Amazon Web Services Databases with Gabe Villa, Architect, RevGen Systems

Are you considering to move your databases to Amazon Web Services but unsure of your options? Understand the possibilities to leverage Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service and what is the best for cloud solution your situation. Gain insights from years of lessons learned to minimize your maintenance and costs. Discover scaling possibilities for relational and NoSQL databases to petabyte size demands. I will demonstrate how to get started with the basics of managed services and platforms for running databases on AWS. DBAs, hear how to use managed relational databases such as MS SQL Server with minimal administration. Architects, Developers, DBAs, Managers or IT Professionals, discover other cloud options such as managed NoSQL or scaling your own instances with resizable elastic compute cloud. Take a dive from RDBMS to petabyte-scale data warehouse databases in the Amazon cloud.

About Gabe:

Gabriel is a skilled leader, architect, and technical expert focusing primarily on Microsoft technologies and is passionate about open-source technologies for integration, automation, and development. Gabriel’s versatility extends from systems, data and development and leverages hybrid/SaaS/Cloud integration, proven software engineering platforms, and best-of-breed data management and business intelligence solutions. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Gabriel lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and kids, where he is an Architect for RevGen Partners, volunteers in the tech community and enjoys the Colorado outdoors.

Our 101 Presentation: 

Regular Expressions, Andre DuBois, DBA, Ent Credit Union

Andre will give an introduction to regular expresssions - what they are and how they can help you.

About Andre:  

Andre has been in the IT industry for over 25 years in various positions with the majority working as database administrator, designer and programmer. His experience has been in the financial, travel and education industries.


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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