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SQL Server Social No. 14

SQL Server Social

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM (AEDT)

SQL Server Social No. 14

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SQL Server Social: Australia's Premier SQL Server Networking event!


When:        2013/03/21   From 5:30pm - 9pm

Where:       The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, Austrlalia

Cost:          Free!

Food & Drinks will be provided.


SQL Server Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.

We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below).  

Our Format


This is not your usual SQL Server User Group event. At SQL Server Social our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne. 

Prize Giveaways!

This month we have some great prizes to give away, but you'll have to register and be in attendance to be in with a chance of winning one of them. Here's what's on offer:


Press Play Presentations

We will have a number of Pluralsight presentations available that you can select from, and have them play on a big screen for the whole group. Those attendees that are interested can then watch the presentation, discuss the content and learn from one another, all while enjoying a drink and something to eat. 


Ask the Experts

Our experts will be on hand to answer your questions about various data topics, technologies & best practices. If you know of someone local who might fit the bill, then let us know who it is and we will do our level best to entice them to our event. 

Our Experts for the evening will include:

Kalen Delaney

Kalen Delaney

Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for 21 years and is considered *the* expert on SQL Server Internals.

Kalen is a world reknown speaker & trainer, author of several books, Microsoft MVP (since 1993), frequent blogger & SQL Server Journal columnist. 

Kalen will be conducting a training course on SQL Server 2012 Query Tuning Internals Deep Dive in Melbourne from  March 18th - 21st. This is a level 400 course and would be well worth attending. 






Jim McLeod

Jim McLeodJim McLeod is a Melbourne-based SQL Server consultant/database administrator with CGI.

Coming from a software development background, Jim chose to specialise in SQL Server in 2005, with a particular focus on database performance. Since then, Jim has worked with most aspects of SQL Server on databases of all sizes across a large number of industries.

Jim holds a number of SQL Server Microsoft certifications and is an MCT.  



We are very excited about having Kalen & Jim join us for the evening, so please come prepared with any questions that you any have for them.


Our Sponsors:

Once again we are fortunate to have wonderful sponsors on board who will ensure that we are suitably fed and watered. A big thank you to Lobsterpot Solutions, Red Gate and Pluralsight for their ongoing support of this great community event!

This month we also welcome DataVeil as a new SQL Server Social community sponsor. 


DataVeil is data masking software - it makes sensitive data anonymous. You can take a copy of Production data and use DataVeil to replace all sensitive information with fictitious but realistic values. You can now safely use this anonymous version of Production data, without data privacy or security concerns, in non-Production environments such as: Outsourcing, Testing, Development, Training, Data Analysis and Support.



Lobsterpot Solutions:

LobsterPot Solutions is an Australian company with staff in Adelaide and Melbourne, offering consultancy and training services around Australia. LobsterPot Solutions specialises in SQL Server, including performance tuning, Business Intelligence, and more.



redgate softwareRed Gate


Since 1999, Red Gate Software has produced ingeniously simple tools for over 500,000 Microsoft technology professionals worldwide. 


Red Gate currently specialize in MS SQL Server and .NET tools. Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools that solve the problems of DBAs and developers.


Pluralsight - Hardcore Developer Training


Pluralsight is the global leader in high-quality online training for hardcore developers. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by industry authorities. See what you can learn at and join the @pluralsight community on Twitter.



See you there!

Have questions about SQL Server Social No. 14? Contact SQL Server Social

When & Where

The Royal Melbourne Hotel
629 Bourke St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM (AEDT)

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