Recent Events

  1. November Meeting: Jamie Dixon

    November 03, 2016

    November 03, 2016

    Details coming soon!

    Street: 1327 Grandin Road
    City: Roanoke
    Country: USA
    State: Virginia
  2. October Meeting - Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services 2016

    October 06, 2016

    October 06, 2016

    Jessical Moss: Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services 2016

    SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) provides database administrators, business intelligence developers, and application programmers the ability to quickly and easily move and transform data.  Whether your data in on-premises or in the cloud, within SQL Server or stored in text files, clean or dirty, SSIS can help you extract, transform, and load (ETL) the information.  Join this session to learn more about SSIS, spcifically how to develop, deploy, and maintain SSIS packages.

    Jessica M. Moss is a well-known architect, speaker, author, and Microsoft MVP of SQL Server business intelligence.  Jessica's expertise includes data warehouse modeling, Integration Services ETLs, Analysis Services semantic modeling, Reporting Services report design, and helping customers across industries successfully implement and enhance their business intelligence solutions.  Jessica enjoys sharing her knowledge across the world, speaks regularly at user groups, code camps, and conferences, and has co-authored numerous technical books.  You can read more on her website, http://www.jessicammoss.com.

    Street: 1327 Grandin Ave
    City: Roanoke
    Country: USA
    State: Virginia
  3. September meeting: Andrew J. Kelly - Developing with Query Plan Reuse in Mind

    September 01, 2016

    September 01, 2016

    Both DBA’s and Developers should be acutely aware of what it takes to ensure that every call to SQL Server has the best chance of reusing a previously generated query plan. Having to generate a new plan each time will waste precious resources and ultimately prevent you from obtaining peak performance and scalability for that SQL Server Instance. We will see how the SQL Server engine determines if a plan is reusable or not and more importantly exactly how to correct any calls that fail to do so. Proper code development is key to achieving these goals. We will see that we can get plan reuse and still have flexibility in the client to dynamically create the SQL Statements which gives the best of both worlds. Come see how a little extra effort can have a big payoff when it comes to performance and scalability. 

    Andrew J. Kelly is a Mentor with SolidQ who lives in Waynesboro, Va. He has over 20 years’ experience with relational databases and application development but his main focus now is SQL Server. In addition to general SQL Server training and Mentoring he specializes in Performance, Scalability and Maintainability of large scale SQL Servers. He is a regular speaker each year at many conferences and user groups. He is a contributing editor and writer for SQL Server Pro and has been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2001. 

    Website: http://www.solidq.com 

    Blog: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andrew_kelly/default.aspx 

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/gunneyk 

    MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Andrew%20J.%20Kelly-5438

    Street: 1327 Grandin Ave
    City: Roanoke
    Country: USA
    State: Virginia
  4. August Meeting: Functional Programming in JavaScript

    August 04, 2016

    August 04, 2016

    Presented by: Greg King

    Functional programming is a programming paradigm that builds programs thought the combination of mathematical function expressions instead of traditional language statements. While its ideas predate the invention of programming languages, functional programming has seen a rise in popularity in recent years with languages such as F# and Clojure. With the release of Facebook's ReactJS, the JavaScript community has started to appreciate the functional features of JavaScript. So whether you are a JavaScript programmer looking to get the most out of the language, or do not want to deal with the learning curve of languages like F#, Clojure, or Haskell; please join us for this introduction to functional programming.

    Greg King a a 16-year veteran of web development; the last five years spent primarily in JavaScript. He is a Development Team Lead at Meridium on one of the company's core teams. Greg's main responsiblites are to write and support JavaScript frameworks and UI components for other developers to reuse. When he is not working he spends way too much time reading about computer science and software engineering. When he's not doing that he enjoys spending time with his family and playing Minecraft with his daughter.

    Street: 1327 Grandin Road
    City: Roanoke
    Country: USA
    State: Virginia
  5. July: No meeting

    July 07, 2016

    July 07, 2016

    Due to the Independence Day holiday and busy vacation schedules, we do not schedule a meeting in July.  See you next month!

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  6. June meeting: An Intro to Angular 2

    June 02, 2016

    June 02, 2016

    Angular is a development platform for building web, mobile web, native mobile and native desktop apps.  With Angular, you can build your apps using JavaScript, TypeScript, or Dart.  The framework is backed by Google and has a huge following in the development community.  Come learn how to get started with Angular 2.  No prior web development experience is necessary.  Everything you need to get up an running will be shown in this presentation.

    Tolga Balci is a charter member and long standing officer of the Roanoke Valley .Net User Group. He is a frequent contributor and presenter for both the RV.NUG and the Roanoke Valley community. He enjoys learning and sharing knowledge of exciting new technologies and has presented at multiple Launch events. Tolga is a senior Programmer/Analyst for Advance Auto Parts, a fortune 500 company and the largest retailer of automotive parts and accessories in the United States. He has been professionally developing software solutions since the late 80s, starting with C and C++. Today he works with a variety of languages and has a special passion of developing UWP applications.

    Street: 1327 Grandin Ave
    City: Roanoke
    Country: USA
    State: Virginia
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