I joined SQL Bangalore User Group (#SQLBangUG) as one of the first 4 members and till date I am part of this “knowledge Hub”, where sharing is fun while learning.
It was Saturday, November 24, 2012 when the first SQLBangUG was hosted at Microsoft Signature Building, Bangalore, India. Vinod Kumar delivered the key note for the event with his unique style of welcoming all and introduced the speakers while explaining the core purpose of SQLBangalore User Group.
"Sharing is fun, sharing is learning"
I was lucky enough by getting a chance to present a session on SQL Server 2012 and would like to thank Vinod and Pinal for giving me an opportunity to deliver a a session at such a big event. Being a learner and a student this forum is going to help me a lot.
The First UG meet sessions were
1: T-SQL Pitfalls Speaker: Vinod Kumar M, MTC – Technology Architect
2: Top 5 SQL Server 2012 functions Speaker: Manas Ranjan Dash
3: Contained databases Speaker: Sudeepta Ganguly, Sr. Systems Engineer – Atos
4: Column Store Index in SQL Server 2012 Speaker: Pinal Dave, Evangelist – Pluralsight
Also we had two surprise session by International Speaker Lynn Langit, BigData and BI consulting & Raj Chaudhuri from Microsoft, Mumbai on Index and Big Data.
Photo courtesy: Sandip Pani
Pinal Dave from Pluralsight gave away one year free subscription coupon of Pluralsight courses to one of the lucky audience and also he gave couple of his books and monthly coupons of Pluralsight to other attendees.
Sahal blogged about this event and this was written prior to the event which shows the excitement level of the participants and the enthusiasm to learn something new.
By December 18 the group had added 300 members to its list
The Second UG Meet was on Saturday, December 22, 2012
The sessions were as follows
1. Better together: Excel + SQL for Database Developers By Kamlesh Rao
2. Basics of Backups with SQL Server By Balmukund Lakhani, Microsoft
3. Intro to Indexing – Basics rediscovered By Sourabh Agarwal, PFE – Microsoft
4. Knowing sp_server_diagnostics output By Amit Banerjee, PFE, Microsoft
5. Tips and Tricks Session By Vinod Kumar, MTC – Architect
Amit Banerjee wrote a blog about the event which is the fastest ever published blog on SQLBang UG http://troubleshootingsql.com/2012/12/22/sql-bangalore-ug-meet/
Also an excellent coverage by our Super Star Balmukund Lakhani in his blog http://sqlserver-help.com/2012/12/23/coverage-report-sql-server-bangalore-user-group-meeting-2-22-december-2012/
and we did it! Crossed 400 Mark on 1st Jan 2013 ~ Balmukund Lakhani
Also we wished our members on new year day with this unique poster
The Third UG Meet was on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 which focused on EXCEL based visualizations
1: Tour of PowerPivot with Excel by Vinod Kumar
2: Advanced Excel Visualizations by S Anand
3: Introduction to PowerView with Excel by Selvakumar
4: Surprise SharePoint Session by Pinal Dave
SQL Bangalore se Balmukund Lakhani without Cameraman
We were forced to postpone the SQL user group meeting (scheduled for 23 Feb 2013) by a week due to some issues with the availability of speakers.
Great Discussion and Knowledge Sharing in FB page
In between all these sessions the FB page of SQLBang was fully occupied by members where they discussed some live issues and shared great knowledge about SQL Server and the trend is going on with a lot of enthusiasm.
Next UG meet on 2nd March 2013
So What are you waiting for… join the SQL Bangalore User Group and experience the power of sharing through learning and be a part of the next UG meet on 2nd March 2013
This UG meeting is about multi-dimensional concepts. This is completely different from the relational engine we are aware off. Register at here
1: Start your journey with Multidimensional using SSAS -by Sudhir Rawat (Microsoft)
2: Introduction to Cubes -by Deepthi Anantharam (Technology Evangelist)
3: SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services – Tabular Mode by Karan Gulati (Microsoft)
Today the group has welcomed its 791th member
What & where
Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SQLBangalore/events/
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Download PPT from the Past sessions
SQL Bangalore UG se Manas Ranjan Dash
Till next “Keep Smiling”