EVENT SUMMARY

 A combination of SQL Server, IBM, Azure, RDS, AI, Security, Admin/Architecture, and so much more, the SSWUG.org Fall Virtual Conference is a must-see event for any database professional in 2017. 


With speakers from all over the world with backgrounds in various technologies, our selection of session are vetted carefully for originality and relevance to bring the highest quality event possible to you, our audience. 


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To keep on top of the changes in technology and the industry, attending classes, conferences, and webcasts has become a necessity. SSWUG.org puts together two conferences a year to help you get all that information in one place - allowing you to stay sharp and still have time to do your work. (Thanks, boss!)

SSWUG.org is hosting their Fall Virtual Conference on October 24th and 25th, 2017. We know that you have a busy schedule - which is why we would never require you to fly across the country to attend the event of the season! Because of this, this event will take place entirely online, for you to enjoy from your office, home, or anywhere that has an internet connection. 

Also - because we want this event to be available to all, we've made it free! If your job requires continued education or you like to stay sharp, this is the event for you. 

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Content and schedule are subject to change without notice.

SESSIONS

All times are Eastern Time Printable Schedule || Times, presenters and sessions are subject to change.

10/24/2017 9:00 AM
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11:00 AM


Track:

Chatbots Design Patterns

Vikram  Sharma
Chatbots are looked upon as the next big thing. Industry experts have forecasted the chatbots to take over from apps as the new niche skill. Given the never before emphasis on artificial intelligence and self-learning programs is aiding to this ascent of chatbots. The design and production of interactive chatbots presents new possibilities, enabling the development and creation of new niche markets and areas that can be made so much better through chatbots. We will go over what is chatbot and the building blocks of a chatbot. We will also cover the common patterns of a chatbot design so you can figure out if a chatbot is for you and if yes, which one is the best fit. We will briefly touch upon the best practices to implement your chatbot idea.


10/24/2017 11:00 AM
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12:00 PM


Track:

Social Media Mining and Sentiment Analysis

Vikram  Sharma
Humans are social animals, a lot of decisions in our lives are taken based on what other people prefer or choose. A very important part / way to acquire knowledge is to keep opinions of similar and like-minded people handy. In some cases the reverse is also true. With the growing availability and popularity of information-rich sources on the social media, new opportunities have presented themselves that one can employ to quickly test the waters, predict and correct the strategy to suit the current sentiment. Opinion mining and sentiment analysis, which deals with the computational treatment of opinion, sentiment, and subjectivity in text, has come up in leaps and bounds and is widely used across industries to make decisions and audit the current strategy. We will go over the basics of social media mining and the different methods to perform sentiment and opinion mining and how-to draw meaningful insights from this mining. I will take an example and demonstrate the concept using python and twitter feed. We will also touch upon popular applications of this concept and the impact it made.


10/24/2017 11:00 AM
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12:00 PM


Track:

TBD

Stephen  Wynkoop


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10/24/2017 12:00 PM
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1:00 PM


Track:

THE LEADERSHIP ORBITâ„¢: Attracting the Right Followers

Laura  Rose

Many people have passion; many people have goals; but the leaders of this generation need more. 

 

They need to have a vision, mission, a strategy or plan of action, execution and the desire for continuous improvement of the plan and execution.T

 

This presentation introduces the idea of using the Law of Attraction and The Leadership OrbitTM  to attract the right followers

This presentation will answer the following:

 

What differentiates leaders?
What is The Leadership OrbitTM?
How can The Leadership OrbitTM be used to achieve your goals?


10/24/2017 1:00 PM
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2:00 PM


Track:

Remote Diagnosis

Saumya  Sanjeev
TBD


10/24/2017 2:00 PM
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3:00 PM


Track:

Query Store and Query Optimization on SQL Server 2017

Dean  Savovic
In this session, I will talk about advantages of Query Store, features, configuration and query optimization using Query Store on SQL Server 2017. Session will also cover how one can monitor query performance, how Query Store gathers data and which are the best practices for using Query Store. During the session there will be various demos.


10/24/2017 3:00 PM
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4:00 PM


Track:

Becoming a Master by Letting go

Michael  Wall
A talk on mentoring, knowledge management systems, and the value for passing on knowledge for both the teacher and the student.


10/24/2017 4:00 PM
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5:00 PM


Track:

Automating SQL Server Transactional Replication

Michael  Wall
One of the weird things about replication is that if you tear it down (which you have to do a lot), is that it creates new jobs when you bring it back up. My process (I’m sure I’m not the first), shows how you can set it up so anyone on your team can literally push a button so they can bring down replication for downtimes, upgrades, and other issues.


10/25/2017 10:00 AM
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11:00 AM


Track:

Security "Best" Practices That Aren't

K. Brian  Kelley
You want to secure SQL Server. As with every established technology, you find a lot of security “best practices” to implement. The number of different recommendations can be overwhelming. Some even contradict others. If you’re familiar with auditors and meeting compliance requirements, you are probably thinking that some of these best practices contribute nothing to security. We just do them to check a box. So what are those “best” practices for SQL Server security that really aren’t? In this session we’ll look at some of the recommendations that are out there and why they aren’t effective controls.


10/25/2017 11:00 AM
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12:00 PM


Track:

Automating SQL Server Installation and Configuration

K. Brian  Kelley
In the current fast paced environment that is information technology, we want to build fast and we want to build consistently. When it comes to SQL Server, that means automation. We want to automate the whole build process, from the server deployment to the after installation scripts. In this session we’ll look at what you can automate, how to do it, and how to include some options for customization using a template-based approach. We’ll also look at how to set specific configuration and attempt to maintain them beyond installation.


10/25/2017 12:00 PM
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1:00 PM


Track:

Introducing Microservices

Joydip  Kanjilal
Microservices is an architectural approach for building flexible, extensible, independently deployable services with each of these services running and communicating using lightweight communication mechanisms.

This presentation helps the reader to learn what Microservices are, provides a high level architectural overview of Microservices, and discusses the benefits, drawbacks and challenges of Microservices. Lastly, it illustrates how one can build Microservices using .NET Core.


10/25/2017 1:00 PM
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2:00 PM


Track:

New features in .NET Core 2

Joydip  Kanjilal
NET Core is a light-weight, extensible, cross-platform, and open source managed software framework from Microsoft. The software giant has recently released .NET 2. This session discusses what .NET Core is all about, differences between .NET Framework and .NET Core, why .NET Core useful, where it is applicable and the new features and benefits in .NET Core 2. Lastly, it presents a discussion on how we can get started working with .NET Core 2 in Visual Studio 2017.


10/25/2017 2:00 PM
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3:00 PM


Track:

New features in Entity Framework Core 2

Joydip  Kanjilal
Entity Framework Core is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework - Microsoft's flagship ORM. This session presents an introduction to the core concepts in Entity Framework Core followed by a discussion on the new features and enhancements in Entity Framework Core 2 with code examples and demo to illustrate the concepts covered.


10/25/2017 3:00 PM
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4:00 PM


Track:

Adopting an Enterprise Data Security Approach to Safeguarding Data Assets

Scott  Simmons
In a review of recent data breaches - it is clear that traditional mechanisms for data protection are simply inadequate. The emergence of the cloud, micro-services, social media has necessitated a re-evaluation of how to safeguard data assets especially PII (Personally Identifiable Information), PHI (Protected Health Information), and PCI (Payment Card Information). Regulatory statutes are additionally influencing these requirements including GDPR, HIPAA, and Privacy Shield. This presentation will review the current challenges and the requirements arising from these new trends providing an action plan for an enterprise data security approach based on Data-Centric Audit and Protection (DCAP) solutions.


10/25/2017 4:00 PM
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5:00 PM


Track:

SQL Server Containers and Clones

Paul  Stanton
“Containers and Clones for SQL Server Development and Test”

Microsoft is emphasizing the use of containers for development and test on SQL Server 2017, and new solutions from Red Gate and Windocks add support for containers and SQL Server database database cloning, for the full range of the SQL Server family.

We’ll explore use of Docker based tooling for delivery of container environments, and their pros and cons. We’ll also look at SQL Server cloning, and how clones enable Dev and Test teams to work on large database environments for containers as well as existing SQL Server instances.


SPEAKERS

Joydip Kanjilal

Joydip Kanjilal has won the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in ASP.NET six times in a row from the year 2007 to 2012. He is a speaker and author of several books and articles. He has more than 15 years in .NET and its related technologies, with more than 14 years in Microsoft .NET and its related technologies. Joydip is currently working as a Principal Software Engineer at DELL International Services at Hyderabad. He has been selected as an MSDN Featured Developer of the Fortnight (MSDN) a number of times and has also been a Community Credit Winner at www.community-credit.com several times. He has authored the following books:
 
Entity Framework Tutorial (Second Edition) by Packt Publishing
ASP.NET Web API: Build RESTful Web Applications and Services on the .NET Framework by Packt Publishing
Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Six-in-One by Wrox Publishers
ASP.NET 4.0 Programming by Mc-Graw Hill Publishing
Entity Framework Tutorial by Packt Publishing
Pro Sync Framework by APRESS
Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET Ajax in 24 Hours by Sams Publishing
ASP.NET Data Presentation Controls Essentials by Packt Publishing
 
He has also reviewed more than 10 books and authored more than 350 articles for some of the most reputable sites, such as www.msdn.microsoft.comwww.code-magazine.comwww.asptoday.comwww.devx.comwww.ddj.comwww.aspalliance.comwww.aspnetpro.comwww.sql-server-performance.comwww.sswug.org, and so on.
 
He has years of experience in designing and architecting solutions for various domains. His technical strengths include C, C++, VC++, Java, C#, Microsoft .NET, AJAX, WCF, JQuery, ASP.NET Web API, REST, SOA, Design Patterns, SQL Server, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture. Joydip has been exploring Cloud technolgies, IoT and Machine learning these days.
 
He can be contacted at:
 
 

K. Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley is an author, columnist, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP (since 2009) focusing primarily on SQL Server security. He is a contributing author for How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005 (Syngress), Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration (Wrox), and Introduction to SQL Server (Texas Publishing). Brian currently serves as a database administrator/ architect for AgFirst Farm Credit Bank where he can concentrate on his passion: SQL Server. He previously was the systems and security architect for AgFirst where he worked on Active Directory, Windows security, VMWare, and Citrix.

Laura Rose

Laura Lee Rose has been in the software and testing industry for over 20 years. She’s worked with such companies as IBM, Ericsson, Staples, Fidelity Investments and Sogeti in various client advocacy and project management roles. The techniques she used in her business coaching and client advocacy work saved these companies both time and money, which resulted in on-time, quality product delivery with higher client satisfaction.

Even though Laura excelled in the corporate environment, she felt a calling toward something more.  Laura now uses her time management, work life balance and personal development skills as a life coach and Corporate Exit Strategist.  Laura Lee Rose helps people blend their goals and dreams into their everyday lives. Laura uses creative transition strategies to help her clients realize what really matters to them. Combining inspired action with practical, tangible techniques easily lead you toward more autonomy, freedom and balance. 
 
If you are ready for your next chapter, learn more about Laura and her products at www.LauraLeeRose.com

Saumya Sanjeev

A technology enthusiast who loves solving complex business problems with tech-enabled solutions with an aim to positively impact over a billion lives through new age thinking and strategy models.

A senior leader in the business and technology industry known for strategy and execution resulting in improved productivity, speed of delivery & customer satisfaction.

Passionate about improving healthcare globally and encouraging ‘Women in STEM’. Trained and enjoy classical music, theatre and music.

Dean Savovic

Experienced project manager, software architect and developer. System designer, database specialist, experience with managing, optimizing and developing Microsoft SQL Server (certified MCDBA). Experienced lecturer, held numerous MOC seminars (certified MCT). Certified project manager (Project Management Professional (PMP)) using project management methodologies in practice.

Specialties: Software architecture and analysis. Project management implementation and consulting. Server and database performance tuning and optimization

Vikram Sharma

A Technical Project Manager with more than 15 years of engineering experience designing and delivering highly-available, multi-tenant web, XML/SOAP/REST endpoints and services, and rich client applications, using JDBC/ORM or XML to interface to backing data stores. Experienced with assessing, monitoring and optimizing performance of applications interfacing and aggregating large data stores. Certified Scrum Master and Safe 4 agilist , responsible for delivering big data programs across verticals of the financial domain. Experienced in making use of cutting edge technologies through industry best practices and design patterns to define solutions mapping business needs to technical capabilities.

Scott Simmons

As a Solution Architect at Protegrity, Scott focuses on technical sales support to Protegrity's prospects/customers from a technical and business perspective. Additionally, Scott provides implementation support for Protegrity prospects/customers. The engagement process with clients focuses on requirements gathering, environment scoping and providing in-depth Protegrity product expertise,

In his previous role as Director Solution Architecture for Vantiq, Scott worked with global clients on designing next generation applications and assisting in the strategy of the company. Scott also was the Global Solution Architect for ForgeRock focusing on Identity and Access Management.

Previously, Scott spent 14 years with IBM in roles including Master Cloud Advisor and Lead Banking Architect. Prior to these roles, Scott was Lead Banking Solutions Architect for IBM's WW Banking Center of Excellence. Scott was the Principal Architect for IBM's SOA team as lead/mentor for over 100 IBM SOA Architects.

Scott also co-authored development of the WebSphere/SOA Reference Architecture and the Integration Architecture Workshop methodology.

Paul Stanton

I'm a proven leader in Global Cloud Product Management, Business Development and Alliances, with a passion for results. I'm skilled in solution selling to C-level executives, and working in cross functional teams. I love to communicate, operate with high personal standards, and have well development interpersonal and technical skills.

I've led technical and business strategies for the largest (Microsoft) and for Docker focused startups, with innovations in SQL Server cloning, SQL Server containers, and cross platform Docker support. I am driven to achieve, lead through creativity and action, and to see the team win. I do Sales Management, Marketing, SaaS, Cloud, Managed Services, Strategic Partnerships, and Alliances.

Michael Wall

Michael Wall has been a Database Administrator since he was asked if he wanted to be one after successfully managing the Y2K upgrade project on over fifty UNIX servers. Immediately thrust into a major Oracle upgrade project, he has since then managed multiple challenges and now is the sole DBA for a global food processing company responsible for both SQL Server and Ingres databases.

He is active in his local SQL Server community and hopes to make it to PASS this year!

Stephen Wynkoop

Stephen Wynkoop is the founder and editor for SSWUG.ORG – the SQL Server Worldwide User’s Group where he writes a daily column and maintains the site overall. SSWUG features a weekly video program about the database and IT world, webcasts, articles, quarterly online virtual community events and vConferences several times a year. Stephen is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and the author of more than 10 books, translated into at least 7 languages. Stephen has been working with SQL Server since the very first version, with a prior experience in database platforms that included dBase and Btrieve.

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