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Steel City SQL

The Birmingham Chapter of PASS 




We have meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.  Starting in May of 2014 our group will meet on the 3rd floor of Russell Hall on the Samford University campus on Lakeshore Parkway. Food is generally provided for each meeting.  If you plan on attending email steelcitysql@gmail.com or use the eventbrite ticketing system so we can get an accurate head count to plan for food.

In an ongoing attempt to build the SQL Server Professional Community in Birmingham, we start each meeting with a 30 minute networking session.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 - 6:30 - Networking Session
6:30 - 7:30 - Presentation(s)
7:30 - 7:45 - Question & Answer session

Russell Hall - Third Floor
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama, 35229
Once inside please check the room displays as the our room assignment may change from month to month.


Next Meeting: Tue, Apr 18 2017

Steel City SQL April 2017 Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
RSVPURL: https://www.meetup.com/SteelCitySQL/events/238316125/

Join us Tuesday the 18 for the April Meeting of Steel City SQL.


UTC : Tue, Apr 18 2017 23:00 - 00:30
Event Time : Tue, Apr 18 2017 18:00 - 19:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Apr 18 2017 23:00 - 00:30


311 Russell Hall - Samford University
Birmingham, Alabama

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Deadlocking for Mere Mortals

Speaker: Jonathan Kehayias, Principal Consultant SQLskills.com

Summary: While troubleshooting deadlocking in SQL Server has gotten easier in SQL Server, it continues to be a constant source of questions in the forums online. This session will look at the most common deadlocks asked about on the forums, and how to troubleshoot them using the various methods available to DBA’s in SQL Server; including Trace Flags, SQL Trace, Event Notifications, and Extended Events.

About Jonathan: Jonathan Kehayias is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server 2008 and a SQL Server MVP. A senior consultant at SQLskills.com, he started with SQL Server in 2004 as a database developer and report writer. After spending 2 1/2 years working in T-SQL, in late 2006, he transitioned to the role of DBA. In early 2011, he joined SQLskills.com full time, focusing on his primary passion of performance tuning. He frequently rewrites queries for better performance.


 Upcoming Events

Steel City SQL is doing it again with SQL Saturday #593 on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Thomas Russell Hall on the Samford University campus.  Register today at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/593/EventHome.aspx

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.