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  • We meet at Del Taco (Corporate) at 25521 Commercentre Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Do you have any events to share? If you do, send them to Ted Stathakis.


January 2018 meeting has been canceled, due to presenter being sick. We'll see everyone in February.

 


Mark Your Calendars: An all-day free training is coming to Southern California

Friday, June 17, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

SQL Server Launch 2016 Discovery Day - Irvine, CA

Microsoft Technology Centers
3 Park Plaza, Suite 1600
Irvine, CA 92614

PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER: Click Here

Next Meeting

Thursday,

February

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Feburary 2014 Meeting - Speaker Brent Greenwood

  • In-Person @ 25521 Commercentre Dr. Lake Forest, California, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 21:00 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

We are really looking forward to our next meeting. I hope you are too. If you can make it, please RSVP here.

Agenda

6:30 PM - Networking and a bite to eat. (Our sponsor this month is Pyramid Analytics.)

7:00 PM - Announcements

7:15 PM - Brent Greenwood will be presenting on DW ETL Design Patterns with SSIS 2012

7:45 PM - Break

7:55 PM - Mickey Stuewe will present on why and how to use business cards to further your networking skills

8:15 PM - Brent Greenwood will be presenting on Power Pivot Prototyping

8:45 PM - Raffle and wrap up (Bring a new person to the meeting and you both get an extra raffle ticket.)

9:00 PM - For those that are interested, we'll head over to the District for more networking and socializing (NOTE: This activity is a non-sponsored part of the meeting.)

Abstracts below

You do not need to bring a paper ticket to the event. The registration is to obtain a head count for the size of the room and for how much food needs to be purchased. Please unregister by Wednesday if you know that you won't be able to make it. Thank you.

 
Please contact Mickey Stuewe if you have any questions.

 

Featured Presentation:

DW ETL Design Patterns with SSIS 2012

Brent Greenwood, Senior BI Engineer / DBA Altegris Investments

Data volumes aren't getting any smaller and DW processing windows aren't getting any larger. Improvements in SW and HW are helping, but poor designs can still derail your ETL processes and throw a big wrench in the analytic environment works. This session will be a showcase of DW ETL design patterns and best practices implemented in SSIS2012. We'll cover common challenges in DW & Data Integration and options for addressing these. Specific topics will include extract techniques, loading techniques, and dimension & fact processing patterns. And along the way, we'll highlight several of the new features in 2012.

About Brent:
Brent Greenwood, MS, MCITP, CBIP, is a PowerPivot junkie and long-time Microsoft BI Pro with 13+ years of experience in the data analysis, data warehousing, and business intelligence crafts. He's delivered solutions and worn lots of different hats in a variety of verticals, including Investment Management, Brokerage, Insurance Services, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Most importantly, Brent is a cycling enthusiast and loves riding and building prototypes with AdventureWorks cycling data.

Power Pivot Prototyping

Brent Greenwood, Senior BI Engineer / DBA Altegris Investments

In Data Analytics and BIDW efforts, prototyping and proofs-of-concept are great light-weight methods for gathering requirements, getting early feedback and validating assumptions with minimal effort. With Power Pivot, we have an exceptionally powerful platform for this. In this session, we'll cover the "why" of prototyping & discuss several scenarios where it can be extremely powerful for a variety of roles: Business / Data Analysts, BI Developers, DW Modelers, ETL Developers and BIDW Architects. Then, we'll walk through the "how" via a quick POC and a more functional Prototype in Power Pivot to demonstrate its agility and speed. Along the way, I'll share tips and tricks, as well as real-world success stories. And we'll wrap up by addressing some prototyping challenges and common sources of resistance and fear in BI/DW circles.

About Brent:
Brent Greenwood, MS, MCITP, CBIP, is a PowerPivot junkie and long-time Microsoft BI Pro with 13+ years of experience in the data analysis, data warehousing, and business intelligence crafts. He's delivered solutions and worn lots of different hats in a variety of verticals, including Investment Management, Brokerage, Insurance Services, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Most importantly, Brent is a cycling enthusiast and loves riding and building prototypes with AdventureWorks cycling data.

How to use business cards to further your networking

Mickey Stuewe, Sr. Database Developer Quick Bridge Funding

We'll discuss why everyone should carry business cards to networking events. We'll also talk about what information you should put on your business card and how to increase the chances that it will be kept by the person you gave it to.

About Mickey:
Mickey Stuewe has been working with SQL Server since 6.5. That gives her over 20 years of experience. She has not only been a database developer, but also an application developer, even before Visual Studio existed. She is now thankful to be focusing on database design, t-SQL development, and query optimization. She also has a habit of enjoying SSIS and data warehouse design. She blogs regularly on her website mickeystuewe.com and contributes to sites such as SQL Server Central and SQL Server Pro. She enjoys presenting at PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, User Groups and other events. When she is not immersed in SQL related activities, she enjoys action movies, art, reading, and laughing. She laughs loudly and often...just ask her children.

Upcoming Speakers

Jan 2018 - Ryan Adams - CANCELED

Feb 2018 - TBD

Mar 2018 - TBD

Apr 2018 - TBD

May 2018 - TBD

If you would like to speak for us, please contact the chapter leader, Ted Stathakis.

 

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