San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join @DrSQL, Louis Davidson, as he provides a full day of in-person training on Friday, August 22, 2014 as a SQL Saturday #328 Pre-Con session on How to Design a Relational Database from the man who literally wrote the book. As if a full day of live training for only $100 was not a great value in itself, as an added bonus attendees will receive a copy of his latest book Pro SQL Server 2012 Relational Database Design and Implementation as a companion to his instruction. For more details on what Louis' pre-con will include see below.
Register soon as classroom seating is limited and is sure to fill up fast. The $90 Early Bird registration fee ends June 30th. Registration includes the full day of in-person training with Louis, a digital copy of his book as well as lunch. Please note that registering for the pre-con does not register you for the SQL Saturday #328 free training event on Saturday, August 23, 2014, but you can do so at sqlsaturday.com.
Database design is a seemingly natural process, lending itself to everyone trying to do it themselves, from an administrative assistant with a spreadsheet to a C# programmer with a copy of SQL Server Express. Unfortunately the finer points of excellent database design are not intuitively obvious and the difference between building a spreadsheet and a solid enterprise database is similar to the difference between building a doghouse and a skyscraper. In order to design a database correctly, there are several things you need to understand, including some basic understanding of relational theory, gathering and applying requirements, normalization, etc. Even then, while having the knowledge of fundamentals is more than many database designers have, it only the start. In this workshop, we will go to the next level and get our hands dirty designing databases too.
We will structure the day with an extended session of database design fundamentals followed by designing several databases as a class, in groups, and individually. This will, depending on the class preferences, be followed up with another extended session on some advanced topics about database design patterns and practices and more design time.
When & Where
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 steelcitysql.org or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.