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Dear Members,

For this month's message, I want to highlight five areas:
* Schedule change for April
* Upcoming MDM conference in San Francisco and how to get a free pass
* Upcoming elections
* Reflections from DAMA
* Requesting your feedback

Unfortunately, we had an uncontrollable change in our April presenter's availability and we will not have the "MDM on a shoe string" presentation in April. In a desire to have continuity, we are going to continue the "DAMA Membership Database" design brainstorm sessions, facilitated by our own Francois Cartier. More details are available on our web site.

That said, there is an upcoming MDM conference in San Francisco and its organizer, Aaron Zornes, who is known to many in the analyst and architecture community, has offered us two free passes ($2000 value) for the first two members that will respond to the MDM Salary Survey and send a confirmation email to Aaron

It is also election time and we are working on updating Board Member responsibilities. If you are interested, please email me at president@sfdama.org

Last month was DAMA-I and we had over a 1000 people attending the conference in sunny San Diego. There were quite a few sessions on SOA as well as traditional data management topics, semantics, and metadata. We are hoping to bring some of these speakers to the bay area. Also, there was an announcement on the updates to the DAMA DMBOK (Data Management Body of Knowledge), announcement on the new DAMA Dictionary of Data Management (available through Amazon.com), and the new ICCP certification on Data Quality. Yours faithfully took the exam and I think it provided a good overview of many data quality concepts. Yes, I passed :)

Last, we would like to hear from you. Our meeting attendance is around 10-20 people and we would like to find out how we can bring you to our events more? Different food? Different topics? Different locations? Would it help if we hosted a meeting at your company?

Let us know.

Mehmet Orun
Chapter President
San Francisco DAMA

Finalize SF DAMA's Membership DB Design
April 8, 2008

Thinknicity 5 Third Street, #500, San Francisco, CA 94103
(Click for map - just outside the Montgomery Street BART station)

Please RSVP to Jeff Pekrul

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcoming Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 Finalize SF DAMA's Membership DB Design
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Finalize SF DAMA's Membership DB Design Cont.
11:45 - 12:00 Questions and Wrap-Up
12:00 - Lunch Restaurant (to be announced at the meeting)

Finalize SF DAMA's Membership DB Design - Francois Cartier

Working session facilitated by Francois Cartier, our resident data modeling wizard.


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