BRSSUG Meeting: May 9, 2012


May SQL Server User Group Meeting

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Louisiana Technology Park Room 301,
7117 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (map)

Sponsored By:

Antares At Antares, Our Vision is to be a true partner for our clients by offering superior quality technology consulting and custom software solutions. We are equally committed to creating a rewarding and nurturing workplace where our staff can grow personally and professionally.

Main Presentation:

Why Data Warehousing

– Kristen Reeves (Geocent)
This presentation will serve as an introduction into the world of Data Warehousing.  We will start by covering the key characteristics and concepts of a Data Warehouse as well as go over the differences between a Warehouse and transactional Database Management System.  We will then go into the internal design and processes involved in building an efficient Data Warehouse.  We will end by discussing why Data Warehouses are useful to a business and how a business can leverage the key information stored to drive future business decisions.

Kristen Reeves – After graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.S in Computer Science and an MBA (Information Systems concentration), I went straight into the Data Warehousing field.  For five years I worked with Revenue Solutions, Inc. where we provided data warehousing solutions to revenue agencies. Within this time I provided consulting to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue located in Boston, MA as well as the Georgia Department of Revenue located in Atlanta, GA.  I recently became employed by Geocent, where I am providing  database development skills.

Lightning Round:

TDD with NCrunch

Elexis Poindexter (Antares Technology Solutions)
NCrunch is a tool for running automated tests continuously in parallel.  Developers who practice test driven development will find NCrunch increases efficiency and streamlines the “Red, Green, Refactor” process.   Elexis will demonstrate NCrunch’s features and best practices.

Elexis Poindexter is a software developer at Antares Technology Solutions where he specializes in ASP.NET Web Development.

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm: Presentations
7:30 pm – until: Open forum for questions

ATTENTION: BRDNUG has moved to the Louisiana Technology Park for the April 11th, and all meetings afterwords.

The .NET User Group and the SQL User Groups have graciously accepted an offer by the Louisiana Technology Park to host the meetings there.

Louisiana Technology Park (map)
7117 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-218-1100