Welcome to SQLSaturday #49
SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and students wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Oct 16, 2010 at Seminole State College, 100 Weldon Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773. Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of $10.00 so that we can provide you with a great lunch from Jason's Deli!
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Database Design Seminar by Louis Davidson on October 15, 2010
This seminar will be held at the Embassy Suites in Altamonte Springs, we will email final details to registered attendees on Thursday. Check-in will start at 8 am, and the seminar will run from 9 am to approximately 4:30 pm.
We're pleased to announce that SQL Server MVP and database design expert Louis Davidson will be presenting a one day seminar on database design on October 15, 2010 (the day prior to SQLSaturday). It's been our tradition to invite an expert to attend and present each year as part of the SQLSaturday weekend. Here is the full description:
Database design is a seemingly natural process, lending itself to everyone trying to do it themselves, from an administrative assistant with a spreadsheet to a C# programmer with a copy of SQL Server Express. Unfortunately the finer points of excellent database design are not intuitively obvious and the difference between building a spreadsheet and a solid enterprise database is similar to the difference between building a doghouse and a 2 story house, or even the Empire State Building. In order to design a database correctly, there are several things you need to understand, including some basic understanding of relational theory, gathering and applying requirements, normalization, etc. Even then, while having the knowledge of fundamentals is more than many database designers have, it only the start. In this workshop, we will go to the next level and get our hands dirty designing databases too. We will structure the day with an extended session of database design fundamentals followed by designing several databases as a class, in groups, and individually. This will be followed up with another extended session on some advanced topics about database design patterns and practices and more design time.
All attendees will get an electronic of Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation by Louis, a $38 value!
The seminar will run from 9 am to 4 pm and is priced at $99, use this link to register. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.