Speakers wanted for Richmond (VA) SQL Server Users Group – 2019


The Richmond SQL Server User Group, located in Richmond, VA, is looking for speakers for the 2019 calendar year. Due to limited bandwidth at our venue, we prefer in-person presenters.

We currently have openings for the following dates (meetings start at 6:30pm):

January 10, 2019
February 14, 2019
May 9, 2019
June 13, 2019
July 11, 2019
August 8, 2019
September 12, 2019
October 10, 2019
November 14, 2019
December 12, 2019

Update 2018-11-26 – As you can see, we’ve filled up for 2019. If you want to book for 2020, please reach out to me.

The following list is a list of topics that our user group has indicated a desire in seeing.


Azure Automation

Azure – DB reporting options

Azure – Integrating with On-Prem

Azure – Data Warehouse

Azure Data Lake

Azure Portal & Security

Azure Data Bricks

BI – Data Visualization

BI – PowerBI

PowerBI – Self Service Integration

PowerBI / Reporting


Database Design – common mistakes

Data Compliance


Data Warehouse Design

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Coding

Graph Extension


DevOps – Security

DevOps – Change Mgmt for DB Objects

New Features – General SQL 2017

New Features – Execution Plans & DMO

Adaptive Query Plan

Availability Groups

Data Security

Execution Plans

Extended Events / Troubleshooting



Internals (basic stuff)

Performance Tuning for the Developer


Resource Governor


“R” or “Python” integration with SQL Server



SSRS – Mobile / new features

SSMA intro (migration assistant)

SQL Server on Linux

Docker & SQL Server

How to manage a DBA for Database Developers

How to manage Database Developers for DBAs

Whether you can do a presentation of one of these requested topics, or if you have another topic that you think would be interesting to our user group, please send me an email (wayne at richmondsql.info) with the topic title / abstract and what dates you would like to present at our user group.


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