July 2013

Featured Presentation

Visualizing Data with Reporting Services

Speaker: Christopher Price

Summary: Data is beautiful…or at least it can be….This session dives into the art & science behind data visualization. We will start by looking at the research done by Stephen Few and Edward Tufte to practically understand questions such as why you should prefer a bar chart over a line chart and why you typically should avoid pie charts whenever possible. Next, we will look at why Reporting Services is a rich & powerful platform for delivering your visualization before wrapping-up with techniques for implementing and delivering your eye-popping data visualizations.

About Christopher: Chris Price is a Sr. BI Consultant with Pragmatic Works based in Tampa, FL. He has a B.S. in MIS and a MBA, both from the Univ. of South Florida. He previously worked as a software architect before being bitten by the BI bug. His current focus is on ETL and Data Integration, Data Quality and MDM, SSAS, SharePoint and Big Data. He regularly speaks at SQL Saturdays, Code Camps and other community events.

Pre-Meeting Presentation

Deadlock Analysis and Prevention (Part 1)

Speaker: Jonathan Kehayias (Video replay from

Summary: In part 1 of a 2 part series, learn how to analyze and prevent troublesome deadlocks that can occur in SQL Server, applicable for developers, DBAs, and anyone who uses SQL Server from SQL Server 2005 onwards.

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