Sydney SQL Server Users Group Draws Big Crowd


On Tuesday, October 13, I spoke at the Sydney SQL Server Users Group, presenting on “How to Get the Most Out of the SQL Server 2005/2008 Profiler,” the last of my seven presentations made on my Australia speaking tour.

The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Mechanics School of Arts in downtown Sydney. Most meetings draw 65 or more people.

The group’s founder and leader, Grant Paisley (see photo), is a SQL Server MVP and the Chief Solutions Architect of Angry Koala, a Sydney-based consulting company specializing in Microsoft Business Intelligence technology.

Grant likes to go kiteboarding, and when he travels to the United States, usually stops in Honolulu for a few days to relax and kiteboard. I still haven’t convinced him to visit me on the Big Island, but I am working on it.