Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tour of Munich, Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Salzburg - 6

You may get to a place fast if you fly (in most cases), but traveling by bus is a great option as you can see the changing landscape, the rivers and valleys, the people and their costumes, etc. We traveled by bus and the ride was long but it was worthwhile. Our tour director took us out to introduce the city of Prague. We stayed at the NH Prague Hotel near the metro station ANDEL (about 500 meters away).

One of the things that happens when you cross country boundaries is the currency related issues. At this point both Germany and Czech Republic accepted Euros but some of the Prague businesses used strictly Korunas [Czech crown (koruna), abbreviated as , with the international abbreviation CZK].  Our tour director advised us to change as little as possible to Korunas as its usability in other European cities was limited.

I saw a number of shops selling alcohol and liqueurs and strangely Absinthe appears to be a popular drink as I saw a large number of shops displaying absinthe prominently.

Here is a video of our bus travel from Vienna to Prague, the Day 8 our tour.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Hands-on Learning Event in Honolulu 1 : Introduction to Structured Query Language

Course summary:

Databases - organized repositories of information have become indispensable. Knowledge of databases is a must for professionals and in fact even more relevant since the emergence of Big Data in today's world.

In this introductory course you will learn all about relational databases and the basics of Structured Query Language (SQL) including sorting; grouping result sets; using DDL, DML, DCL, and TCL. All SQL statements will initially be written for one table. Most practical, modern and relational databases will include a large number of tables and SQL queries have to access information from several tables. This course will then introduce you to querying more than one table. With this skill you will be able to query two or more tables in a database. This is a hands-on course which will take you from installing SQL Server 2016; learning the ins and outs of SQL Server Management Studio and of course a full dose of SQL. You will be both coding as well using Graphical User Interface during this training.

During each meeting the students will be assessed for their knowledge, competency and proficiency in SQL.

Session start date and time: Feb 16 - March 23, TTH 5:30pm - 7:30pm 10 Meetings

Microsoft SQL Azure Database: SQL Server in Microsoft Cloud
Windows PowerShell for SQL Server
SQL Server 2016

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