We had another successful Gandhinagar SQL Server User Group Meeting on April 24, 2009. In spite of our User Group being just two months old, it received overwhelming warm response from the audience! The meeting once again saw around 50 SQL Server enthusiasts eagerly looking forward to brush up their knowledge and gain some vital tips.
The agenda of the meeting was as follows:
6:30 PM – 6:45 PM – Query Optimization Tricks – Jacob Sebastian
6:45 PM – 7:10 PM – Back to Basics – Pinal Dave
7:10 PM – 7:20 PM – Questions and Answers
7:20 PM – 7:30 PM – Award for “Best Participant”
We had a guest speaker this time – Jacob Sebastian, who is a Book Author and a SQL Server MVP. The meeting commenced with his discussion on Query Writing Style and Local Query Processing Phases where he enthusiastically shared his knowledge with us. Jacob clearly explicated on how query processes its statement. Previously, I had written about on the same subject SQL SERVER – Logical Query Processing Phases – Order of Statement Execution.
I, Pinal Dave (SQL Server MVP), took the meeting further by elaborating on Query Optimization. Next, we had the Questions and Answers round where the best participant was awarded with a gift. This was the most interactive part of the meeting. The discussion was about “SELECT * vs SELECT column names.” As the questions were very simple every attendee was right away interested in answering the questions. This discussion unveiled thought-provoking information about Query Optimization. Another interesting topic that was discussed at the meeting was Database Statistic.
We also had book giveaway at the end of the meeting. The most demanded book was Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration by Ross Mistry.
Overall, the Gandhinagar SQL Server User Group Meeting went marvelously! I express my gratitude to the exclusive sponsor Digicorp for their support and infrastructure. I gratefully acknowledge the support and stimulating discussions of the guest speaker Jacob Sebastian and the SQL Server community here – which went into making this event a success in true sense!
All of you who missed this meeting have certainly missed quite an opportunity. Make sure to read announcement here and attend the meeting next time.
You can check out our information on the launch event SQLAuthority News – Launch of Gandhinagar SQL Server User Group. And if you are regretting for missing the last two events, cheer up! We have more events coming soon. Simply register at to attend future events.
Reference : Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)
So much stuff discussed in just one hour.
Personally I would like these kind of events to stay at least for 2-3 hours. So that we get in depth knowledge of subject.