Saturday, August 15, 2015

SS SLUG August 2015 Meet-up


SS SLUG August 2015 Meet-up

  • 11th Floor, DHPL Building
    No. 42 Nawam Mawatha
    Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka

  • 18:00 - 20:30 (UTC+05:30) Sri Jayawardenepura
  • Language: English

We're back after a month's hiatus. We're sorry that we couldn't hold a meet-up last month. This month we've got two exciting sessions lined up for you...

SQL Server Full Text Search
Ravin Perera, Tech Lead Geveo Australasia

Natural text-search capabilities are a must in modern applications. As SQL Server developers, what are the technologies we can use to provide search-engine-like features in our applciations? "Lucene.Net" is very popular, but comes with a huge integration and administrative overhead. In this session we'll explore the SQL Server built-in Full-Text Search feature which allows developers to fulfill most of the common natural text search needs with zero management overhead. You can integrate natural text-serach capabilities into your databases right away!

About Ravin:
Ravin is a Microsoft certified developer and certified scrum master, who has worked on various types of projects. Connect with Ravin on LinkedIn and Facebook (|

Data Mining: Microsoft Time Series
Dinesh Asanka, Senior Database Specialist Pearson Lanka

Continuing with his data mining series, Dinesh joins us with the Microsoft Time Series algorithm. This algorithm provides regression algorithms that are optimized for the forecasting of continuous values, such as product sales, over time. Learn how to predict trends based on the original data set and add new data to the model and automatically use this data in your analysis.

About Dinesh:
Dinesh is a SQL Server MVP and a long time database enthusiast, and has been contributing to the database community for several years through his blog, technical forums and various speaking engagements. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology

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