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Biggi Plaza

3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Dec 4 2014
    Rose City SPIN: Is Data Dated? by Arnie Rowland

    Biggi Plaza


    In the past decade there has been an incredible explosion in the amount and kinds of data being collected, captured, combined, complied, concentrated, and subsequently culled. Companies are being stretched financially to collect, store, sift through, and find value from their considerable investments in data. On Premises Servers, Cloud Servers, Data Redundancy Sites, High Availability options, Back-up infrastructures and off sites storage –all with the constant fear of losing control of the data. We all know that Hackers are everywhere, working to find value in anyone’s security lapse, trying to find a way in. But do you realize that most economic damage comes from avoidable accidents, misuse, and misappropriation of data, from within the organization?


    Arnie is a long serving Microsoft SQL Server MVP, has been a Subject Matter Expert (SME) working on SQL Server from version 2000 up through version 2014 training courses, and has recently been involved as a SME with the development of the SQL 2005 through SQL 2012 Microsoft Certification Exams. For over a decade, Arnie has also been a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and has served as a technical editor for several publishers, including multiple SQL Server titles in the Microsoft Official Curriculum. Arnie has served as adjunct faculty at both University and Community College. Clients include Fortune 500 and Multi-National companies, Federal and State agencies, foreign governments, nationally recognized training facilities, and local enterprises –both public and private.

    Arnie is a Senior Moderator on the MSDN and TechNet SQL Server related Forums, and is a founding member of the TechNet Wiki Governing Council. Arnie is founder, and current president of the Oregon SQL User group, co-Founder of the Portland Code Camp, and has been the lead facilitator for SQL Saturday Oregon events. In addition to being a pilot and flight instructor, Arnie holds post-graduate degrees , is an avid bicyclist and sailor, and plays racquetball competitively.

    A Special Treat from PNSQC

    PNSQC is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a group of volunteers interested in Software Quality. The Mission of the PNSQC is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. As a non-profit, it seeks to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community.

    How to Register

    This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Rose City SPIN. But you can help us plan by registering at: http://october-2014-spin-pnsqc.eventbrite.com

    Rose City SPIN

    The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.