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SQL Server Citation - SQL Blog by Hemantgiri S. Goswami, SQL MVP

Hemantgiri S. Goswami is working as a Consultant at Surat, INDIA. He has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP three years running; he also moderates multiple SQL Server community forums including http://www.sql-server-performance.com and http://www.sqlserver-qa.net. He actively participates and speaks at local user group events organized under the aegis of www.surat-user-group.org, DotNetChaps and CSI Surat chapters, of which he is a founding and active member. He regularly publishes article on his blog space http://www.sql-server-citation.com. He has recently taken up a new initiative - blogging about SQL in his native language Gujarat through his blog http://sqlservercitation-gujarati.blogspot.com. He is an Author of the book SQL Server 2008 High Availability.

Revamping Surat User Group

Dear Friends, we had a user group meeting last week – I and Vinay Pugalia was  here. We have discussed many things to revamp and re-launch Surat User Group. Here are the minutes of meeting:

1) Regular Meetings -> Monthly, Proposed schedule :Saturday evening, 1900 to 2000

2) Regular Events -> 1 every 2 months, 1 workshop every quarter

3) Decide and form SUG Website, with Blog,Forums section, Facebook page and twitter handle

4) Press Notes after every event

5) Help from CSI Surat -> Have to meet, discuss and encourage Local IT professional to join and PARTICIPATE

6) Seminars/ Workshop :-free, TBS on weekends (Sat-Sun) to have discussion with Professional / Students

7) Different topics and technology, every time has 1 continue and 1 different topic

8) Initially we'll take session and then, we'll encourage others to take sessions and like that

9) Form Core Team & Backup Team

10) Role definition and Role assignment

11) Encourage new speaker to start with very basic topics to build their confidence

12) More Online activities etc.

13) Ask speakers to provide technology they can confidently speak

-- Hemantgiri S. Goswami (http://www.sql-server-citation.com )

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