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Steel City SQL July 2012 Meeting

Steel City SQL

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Birmingham, United States

Steel City SQL July 2012 Meeting

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Join us Tuesday the 17th at New Horizons Computer Learning Center for the July Meeting of Steel City SQL.  This month's meeting will feature SQL Saturday veteran, Rob Volk, presenting Revenge: The SQL & the Sequel to the SQL: Parts Un & Deux!  Have you been wronged, cheated, lied to, lied about, or deceived by a coworker?  Feel like your DBA position offers no opportunity for revenge?  WRONG!  In a world…where DBAs are blamed, mistreated, and overworked…one man….WILL. GET. EVEN.  This session is a combination of a two part series that begins with a light-hearted exploration of some delightfully mischievous SQL design patterns that will annoy, aggravate, and antagonize anyone who has to work with them then shifts into entertaining and impractical but oh-so-tempting ways to get back at those who abuse SQL Server and make you clean it up.  Learn how to: create tables with no names; columns with duplicate names; and write perfectly valid yet utterly nonsensical SQL; preventing sa use; preventing ad-hoc SQL; hiding and obfuscating data and code; and the ever-popular trigger mayhem.   And if you stay for the after-credits sequence you may encounter the evil twins, duplicate primary keys!  You may never get to use these techniques…but you'll ache for the chance! 

Rob does deranged things with SQL Server, so you don't have to. A DBA in the Metro Atlanta area for the past 10 years, he has also abused other database and programming platforms elsewhere and elsewhen. In his spare time he accomplishes more than he does on the job, just don't tell his boss.

Food and beverages for this month’s meeting will be provided by this month's sponsor Steel City SQL. If you plan on attending this month’s meeting let us know by registering at so we can plan accordingly. Hope to see you there.

Summer giveaway

One of the most difficult task in running a user group is getting an accurate headcount for group events such as monthly meetings.  This is especailly true when food is involved.  This summer in an effort to encourage members that are attending the monthly meetings to register, Steel City SQL is giving away a Lenovo Ideapad A1 tablet.  All that you have to do to get in the August drawing is to register to attend a meeting using the eventbrite registration process and show up.  See full details at

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When & Where

601 Beacon Pkwy. West
Suite 106
Birmingham, 35209

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Steel City SQL


Steel City SQL Server Users Group is the Birmingham, AL chapter for the Professional Association for SQL Server or PASS. PASS is the world's largest, user-run community dedicated to Microsoft SQL Server technologies including Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. The goal of PASS is to build the SQL Server Community by focusing on three key points, Connect, Learn and Share. These three areas of focus are seen in the PASS events such as the PASS Community Summit, SQL Rally, SQL Saturday, 24 Hours of PASS, Virtual Chapters and Local Chapters.

Steel City SQL is promoting the goals of PASS locally in Birmingham through the monthly meetings by giving attendees the opportunity to Connect with other SQL Server users, Learn from a presentation on a relevant SQL Server or Business Intelligence topic and Share by giving attendees the opportunity to present to group or simply share solutions to problems that they have seen that other users might be challenging other attendees. Additionally, Steel City SQL organizes the Birmingham SQL Saturday events, which are one day training events that take place roughly once a year with local, regional and national speakers presenting on various SQL Server administration, development and business intelligence topics.

Steel City SQL meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at the New Horizons Computer Learning Center on Beacon Parkway off Valley Avenue starting at 6pm. Each meeting starts with a 30 minute networking session followed by a technical presentation at 6:30pm which generally last for an hour. There are no membership fees or dues to belong to the group and there is no cost other than your time to attend a monthly meeting. All that we ask is that you let us know that you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly for food and beverages.

Additional information about the group including the upcoming meeting schedule can be found at or by contacting


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