We had 17 register and 8 attend our first lunch meetup of the year at Fuzzy’s Tacos. It was fun and we had some great conversations! Note for next time that we need a “SQLOrlando” sign for the table, though we found each other without issue.
We had 44 RSVP and 19 attend our December meeting. Franklin Yamamoto presented on performance tuning (and sponsored the meeting on behalf of SQLGrease.com) and William Durkin did a remote presentation on DBATools.io. We changed it up from our usual pizza and had a full holiday meal of turkey and stuffing.
We’ve scheduled a second lunch for 2019, this one in Lake Mary on February 12. More details at https://www.meetup.com/SQLOrlando/events/256866726/.
As we look more at what works best for us here in Orlando we’ve decided to merge the original oPASS group/meetup into SQLOrlando. We’ll be closing down the Orlando meetup group after inviting those members to join the SQLOrlando meetup group. We’ve also updated the group home page to reflect the change. For Q1 we’ll have a lunch meeting in Lake Mary (where oPASS was focused) and talk more about how to effectively serve a community that is so dispersed across the greater Orlando area.
We’re starting the new year with a informal lunch in downtown Orlando at Fuzzys Tacos. More details at https://www.meetup.com/SQLOrlando/events/256671739/.
The initial meeting of the Board of Directors was held on August 19, 2017 and the minutes of that meeting were approved at the Board meeting held on October 24, 2018.
Our final meetup of 2018 will be on December 5. The meeting will be a combination of a technical presentation (TBA!) and an informal holiday dinner. Details on Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/SQLOrlando/events/254916787/.
On October 6th we hosted our 12th annual SQLSatuday on the Lake Mary campus of Seminole State College. This year we had more than 30 speakers volunteer their time to train more than 250 attendees. We also had more than 100 students attend our half day “Student to IT Pro” seminar, our best ever attendance for that event.
Looking to next year, we hope to organize our lucky 13th SQLSaturday on October 12, 2019.
We had our second meetup of the year on September 20th. Dale Sullenberger delivered a great presentation on temporal tables. Quest was our sponsor (thanks for the food!) and Dale was also able to give a great demo of Spotlight as he currently uses it at work.
We tried a different format this time, a lot more conversation and only one technical topic instead of two. Feedback from attendees was that they preferred this format – more interaction. We’ll continue to experiment with formats going forward, but making time for relationship building remains a key goal of our meetups.
On October 5, 2018 (the day before SQLSaturday Orlando) we’re pleased to have SQL Server MVP Thomas LeBlanc teaching a one day class on PowerBI on Premise. Open to students of all skill levels, we hope you’ll spend the day with Thomas and see what the options and possibilities are when it comes to using it on-premise.