Welcome!

Welcome to the Louisville SQL Server Users Group! We represent the SQL Server community in Louisville, the surrounding metropolitan area, and throughout most of Kentucky. As a technical users group, we focus on monthly meetings, but also provide networking, learning opportunities, speaking opportunities, training, and collaboration for SQL Server professionals throughout the Ohio Valley area. Our monthly meetings occur on the second Thursday of each month, either at lunchtime in the downtown Louisville area or in the evening outside downtown. This alternating approach to meeting times and locations allows us to support as many of our users as possible and provides different venue and time options for our meetings and our attendees. We also partner with various volunteer groups to bring special events to the area, such as SQL Saturdays. Those events typically draw large crowds of SQL Server professionals from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and beyond!

 

Next Meeting

Thursday,

February

11

SQL Server Databaseology: A Deep Dive into Database Internals

Join us on Thursday, February 11 for the next meeting of the Louisville SQL Server and Power BI Users Group! We will meet at the Humana Training Center in the Waterfront Plaza in downtown Louisville. We plan to have food arrive at 11:30am, with the meeting starting at 11:45am and ending at 1:00pm (our normal schedule).

Our sponsor for this month is Farm Credit Mid-America:

Farm Credit Mid-America is an agricultural lending cooperative owned and controlled by our customers. We are one of the largest associations within the Farm Credit System. With more than 1,100 employees, we serve nearly 100,000 customers throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Since all our customers are members, they have a voice in how the organization is run. Our customers help shape who we are, define the course we take moving forward and decide who will be on our Board of Directors to guide us there. Visit us at https://www.e-farmcredit.com/home today!

Please come out for our February meeting, thank our sponsor FCMA, and learn about database internals from a true expert!!

Featured Presentation:

SQL Server Databaseology: A Deep Dive into Database Internals

John Morehouse, Database Architect Farm Credit Mid-America

Have you ever taken apart a toaster or an alarm clock just to see how it worked? Ever wondered how that database actually functions at the record level, behind the scenes? SQL Server Databaseology is the study of SQL Server databases and their structures down to the very core of the records themselves. In this session, we will explore some of the deep inner workings of a SQL Server database at the record and page level. You will walk away with a better understanding of how SQL Server stores data and that knowledge that will allow you to build better and faster databases.

About John:
John Morehouse is currently a Database Architect with Farm Credit Mid-America out of Louisville, KY. He is a blogger, avid tweeter, and a frequent speaker at SQL Saturday's as well as other conferences. He is also heavily involved with the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS). In his spare time, you can usually find John reading up on SQL Server topics as well as chasing his two young sons around the house.

Supplementary Materials

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