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Where do you get your “In Person” fix? Vol 13-13 | June, 2011
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My team is in the midst of our planning cycle right now and a question came up that has me scratching my head. “What conferences or face to face activities do technical professionals in Canada attend in order to get training and keep up to date on what’s out there?”  Times have changed — there used to be a lot of conferences and activities years ago — but what about now?

Developers / entrepreneurs / startups have the {fill-in-your-name}camp activities (DemoCamp, Code Camp etc). When I used to work for various consulting companies — we had internal lunch and learn and team knowledge building activities on a regular basis. We’ve recently done a bunch of community activities for the Virtualization Reality tour with any community group that wanted to have us out.

There has to be more out there.

I thought I’d take of this edition of the newsletter to ask you directly: “ What conferences or face to face activities do YOU attend in order to get skills training and keep up to date on what’s happening in your industry? ” Send me an  email  with your response — or comment on the blog article . I’ll write up a summary of all the responses from across Canada for all to see.

Note: I didn’t call out TechDays on purpose. We will be sharing our plans for TechDays this year in the next issue of TechNet eNews — but who else is doing things?

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Community Events and webcasts

The Annual Ottawa IT Community Social Night

With summer almost officially upon us, our organisations are teaming up to host the annual Ottawa IT Community Social Night, honouring the partners and members that helped to make 2010/2011 another great season for developers, IT pros and DBAs.  Again, we have a new format, and the celebrations will include free food, competition and prizes.
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During this 3 day course, you will learn how to use SSIS 2005 or 2008 in your enterprise. This class takes you from the ground-up, teaching you the fundamental skills you need to develop and deploy SSIS solutions and present this new data to your end users. This class is presented in SQL Server 2008 but is appropriate for those using SQL 2005 as well. Some of the topics covered in this class are: How to make your SSIS packages dynamic, how to create a package for looping, how to load a Data Warehouse, performance tuning, deploying and administration, and migrating from DTS.
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