SQLAuthority News – Ahmedabad Community Tech Days – Jan 30, 2010 – Huge Success

Ahmedabad Community Tech Days was held on Jan 30, 2010 at Bhaikaka Hall. This event was very received well and attended by a large number of technology enthusiasts and a number of TOP speakers from various technologies.

During this event Pinal Dave (myself) and Jacob Sebastian had decided to do something different as the theme was innovation and efficiency. I presented session on SQL Azure, and Jacob presented session on SQL Server R2. This was a bit different than our usual relational SQL Server Presentation. This event was very well received, and we had received great feedback from the attendees. In fact, during Jacob’s session, attendees cheered along with him.

Community TechDays in Ahmedabad Jan 30, 2010
Community TechDays in Ahmedabad Jan 30, 2010

Instead of me writing the review, I am going to share the email/feedback received by attendees here.

Feedback for SQL Azure, which was presented by Pinal Dave:

“The primary attraction of the whole show was the SQL Azure session by Pinal. He was very successful in helping people understand the Azure platform and how SQL Azure fits in the cloud. Though Cloud is often considered as a complicated platform, none of the attendees will agree to that any more. Pinal was able to pull SQL Azure down (from the skies – *cloud*) and put it on the table of common SQL Server developers and Database Administrators.”

Pinal Dave at Ahmedabad Community Tech Days
Pinal Dave at Ahmedabad Community Tech Days

Jacob’s session was the most entertaining session of all the sessions in the day. He had very interesting way to present the session. He narrated the story of two people, Sumit Sinhania and Leena Malhotra – one a DBA and the other a Web developer. He went over their struggles, problems and examined how Dacpac helped them to get into a relaxed life.

Pinal Dave at Ahmedabad Community Tech Days
Pinal Dave at Ahmedabad Community Tech Days
Pinal Dave at Ahmedabad Community Tech Days
Pinal Dave at Ahmedabad Community Tech Days

Feedback for SQL Server R2 – Dacpac, which was presented by Jacob Sebastian: (I have slightly edited this feedback to keep it relevant to subject of SQL)

“I have a story to tell. Once there was a boy named Sumleen who was a student of I.T. Sumleen was very intelligent and eager to learn new things. His life was going well till he joined the college. After joining the college in I.T. branch, Sumleen was so much upset because there were too many things to do and learn. He was confused whether to learn Microsoft technologies or Open Source Technologies. He did not know what to do.

One day a fairy came and she gave Sumleen an email notification from Microsoft about Community Tech Days. He went there to know about current technologies and there he met very good I.T. professionals. But he liked session of Jacob Sebastian the most. Sumleen told me that Jacob was fantastic, and the way he taught was even more fantastic. So on behalf of Sumleen, I thank you for sharing your knowledge with everyone in CTD at Ahmedabad.

Sumleen had one more thing to tell his confusion got resolved and he came to know that Microsoft’s technologies are way better than OpenSource and very advanced. So he decided to dive into it. And he lived happily ever after…..

So this story tells everything about yesterday’s session. And Sumleen is nothing but (Sumit + Leena). And sir, I would like to mention that for the first time, I saw how a technical presentation can be fun with stories…..

Rating : 10000000000/5 ……”

Jacob Sebastian at Ahmedabad Community Tech Days
Jacob Sebastian at Ahmedabad Community Tech Days

We had another great presenter at the event who was Prabhojot Singh Bakshi. He presented the new features of .NET framework, and his session was well-accepted by all the attendees.

Great Attendees of Ahmedabad Community Tech Days
Great Attendees of Ahmedabad Community Tech Days
Speakers at Ahmedabad Community TechDays
Speakers at Ahmedabad Community TechDays

Overall, this event was huge success. Thanks Microsoft for giving back so much to community!

Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)

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SQLAuthority News – Community Tech Days – Jan 30, 2010 – Event Announcement

Attend deep technology sessions for developers and IT professionals, as some of the best-known names come to your city to share their insights in topics ranging from .Net, Visual studio, Silverlight, to Windows and SQL Server. Build connections with Microsoft experts and community members and gain the inspiration and skills needed to maximize your impact on your organization while enhancing your career.

In Ahmedabad this event will happen on January 30, 2010. Just like last event we are expecting this time as well the event will have astonishing success and huge response. We will have five tech sessions back to back with lots of interesting and innovative efficient Microsoft products. The details of the sessions for this event is as following.

Sessions:
10:15am – 11:15am Insight of Windows Azure Platform By Mahesh Dhola
11:30am – 12:30pm SQL Azure : Extending SQL Data Platform to Cloud By Pinal Dave
01:30pm – 02:30pm Microsoft Silverlight 4 – An Overview By Dushyantsinh Jadeja
02:30pm – 03:30pm Fall in love with SQL Server 2008 R2 By Jacob Sebastian
03:45pm – 04:45pm Visual Studio 2010 enhancement for developers By Prabhjot Bakshi

Ahmedabad is very much known for its love for SQL Server technology. We will have two sessions which will be on latest innovations on SQL Server.

SQL Azure : Extending SQL Data Platform to Cloud By Pinal Dave

Microsoft SQL Azure Database is a cloud-based relational database service built on SQL Server technologies. It provides a highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database service hosted by Microsoft in the cloud. SQL Azure Database helps to ease provisioning and deployment of multiple databases.

Fall in love with SQL Server 2008 R2 By Jacob Sebastian

SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers several breakthrough capabilities that will enable your organization to scale database operations with confidence, improve IT and developer efficiency, and enable highly scalable and well-managed Business Intelligence on a self-service basis for your users.

The venue for this event is Bhaikaka Hall, located at the center of the city. The complete address of the venue is Bhai Kaka Hall, Nr British Library, Nr Law Garden, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380009. Please arrive early to secure your place. Last time we had many users showed up at very last moment and we were not able to accommodate after 300+ count. The onsite registration will start at 9:30 AM on January 30, 2010.

Register for this event here

Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)