Gandhinagar SQL Server User Group launch event was held on March 27, 2009. This successful, well-attended event received very positive and warm community response. This launch event, unexpectedly, saw over 50 database enthusiasts participating. It was really a moment of pleasant surprise when we ran out of chairs. The otherwise spacious room started getting smaller as more and more people joined in, and unquestionably, we felt ecstatic about it! Visit Gandhinagar SQL Server User Group Portal and register yourself now!
We commenced Gandhinagar SQL Server User Group launch event sharp at 6:30 and completed it precisely at 7:30. During these 60 minutes we conducted intense database discussion, and we had our share of some light moments as well. As this was the very first launch event, I had the privilege of being the sole speaker for all the sessions.
The agenda of meeting was as follows:
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Introduction to Joins and Real Life Scenario
7:00 PM – 7:10 PM – Tips to Improve SQL Performance
7:10 PM – 7:15 PM – Simple SQL Quiz (3 Question)
7:15 PM – 7:20 PM – Feedback
7:20 PM – 7:30 PM – Award for “Best Participant” and Questions and Answer
I had a great time discussing Join and I promised users that I will definitely be sharing some of my slides and scripts from the meeting with everybody. Click here to download slides and script.
One of the requests I received was to write down a simple and precise definition of Joins. I was quite taken aback to see that Joins are still a subject of interest for developers. I am seriously considering this request. To all those developers wanting to get insight into Joins I promise that I will soon come up with a write-up on Introduction to Joins.
I shared some tips on SQL Server performance improvement and even conducted an interesting and informative quiz round. UG members who gave correct answer to the questions received nice gifts. The best part of the event was giveaway of gifts to the participants near the end when everybody was really involved. The gifts included a vibrant red shirt and few other interesting gifts for the best participants. These Gifts were co-sponsored by Digicorp and me.
Here are a few photographs of UG meeting.
My heartfelt thanks go to the sponsor of this event – Digicorp - for their significant contribution to make this event a success. They were extremely prompt in making the last minute arrangements, especially arranging for more chairs for the room which was brimming with participants. Digicorp is a prominent IT service provider and an outsourcing company based in Ahmedabad, India. Its services range from Customized Application Development to Facebook Application Development.
To sum up, I would like to say that there are many advantages of User Group meetings. The prominent advantages are ‘Gaining Knowledge’ and ‘Sharing Knowledge’, which will surely add value to you as a professional or as a knowledge seeker.
Next time, I will be expecting a similar overwhelming response and even more participants to show up in UG meeting.
Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)