Technical Best Selling Author, Michael Blaha, Presents at the June 2014 Chicago DAMA meeting

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Blaha will be speaking in conjunction with John Zachman, early pioneer of enterprise architecture and creator of the Zachman framework.

The UML is becoming increasingly popular for data modeling. Skillful use of the UML lets you build applications faster, with fewer errors, and with greater extensibility.

Michael Blaha, database expert and author, today announced his participation at the June 2014 Chicago DAMA meeting. Blaha will be presenting “Understanding UML,” on June 11, 2014 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. He will explain the UML notation by comparison to IE.

“The UML is becoming increasingly popular for data modeling,” Blaha said. “Skillful use of the UML lets you build applications faster, with fewer errors, and with greater extensibility.

The presentation will quickly cover the basics and focus on advanced constructs that data modelers and developers often find confusing. Blaha will discuss how the UML and IE notations fit in the context of conceptual, logical, and physical data models. He will also explore how the UML and IE models relate to operational, analytical, and enterprise data models. The presentation will conclude by looking at model complexity and presentation of data models.

Blaha is the author of seven books including the technical best seller, “Object-Oriented Modeling and Design.” His most recent book, “UML Database Modeling Workbook” shows how to construct UML data models via a series of exercises and self-assessment tests. It extensively compares the UML to traditional data modeling (Information Engineering).

DAMA Chicago's mission is to engage in activities that promote data asset management concepts and to broaden the skills of professionals who work in this field. DAMA Chicago holds six bimonthly meetings annually on topics pursuant to DAMA’s goals. The next chapter meeting will take place June 11, 2014 at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield building in Downtown Chicago.

About Michael Blaha:

Super Data Guy, Michael Blaha is a consultant and trainer who specializes in conceiving, architecting, modeling, designing and tuning databases. He has worked with dozens of organizations around the world. Blaha has authored seven U.S. patents, seven books and many articles. His most recent book is the “UML Database Modeling Workbook.” He received his doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, and is an alumnus of GE Global Research in Schenectady, New York. For more information please visit: or email Mike(at)superdataguy(dot)com.

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