Detroit Area SQL Server User Group is a gathering of SQL professionals to learn and share information about SQL Server. Whether your a DBA, Developer, Project Manager, Business Analyst or other IT professional, these informal monthly meetings are a great way to learn about SQL Server.

Upcoming Meeting on September 20, 2007 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM is at Microsoft office in Southfield, with a presentation by  Dr. Terry Halpin, PhD on the topic NORMA - An Open Source SQL DDL Generator.

Dr. Halpin is a Distinguished Professor and Vice President (Conceptual Modeling) at Neumont University in Utah. After many years in academia, he worked on data modeling technology at Asymetrix Corporation, InfoModelers Inc., Visio Corporation, and Microsoft Corporation, before returning to academia to develop data models and curricula to facilitate application development using a business rules approach to informatics. His research focuses on conceptual modeling and conceptual query technology. His doctoral thesis formalized Object-Role Modeling (ORM/NIAM). He has authored over 130 technical publications and five books, including Information Modeling and Relational Databases and Database Modeling with Microsoft Visio for Enterprise Architects, and has co-edited three books on research issues in information systems modeling. He is a member of IFIP WG 8.1 (Information Systems) and several academic program committees, is an editor or reviewer for several academic journals, and has presented seminars and tutorials at dozens of international conferences.

Dr. Halpin will present an overview of ORM and then give a demo of the open source Visual Studio plug-in, NORMA. NORMA can be used to generate SQL databases and .NET code from an ORM model.


Registration:        Please email Charlie@sqlsig.org to register. We need an accurate count to determine the amount of food to order.