Welcome to the Quad Cities PASS Chapter (QCPASS)

QCPASS is a SQL Server User Group in the Quad Cities area (Davenport & Bettendorf, IA and Rock Island & Moline, IL and the surrounding area).  We meet monthly, typically on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Meetings are always FREE and food will typically be provided.  Please come be a part of our local community! 

Time:           5:30 PM   Dinner
                  6:00 PM   Meeting
Location:     201 N Harrison St (4th Floor)
                   Davenport, IA

Parking:     Parking Ramp      - enter from Harrison St (.75/hr)
                 Parking Ramp      - enter from Harrison St (south side, no gate, FREE)
  On street parking - FREE after 5:00 PM

If you would like to be on our email list, please join our chapter by registering for a free PASS membership at http://www.sqlpass.org and adding our chapter to your myChapters page.  Please also check back here at the website for details!

Speakers and sponsors please contact us from our "About Us" page.




Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - onsite


Topic:      Database Design

Speaker:  Pat Phelan         

RSVPs are appreciated so we know how much food to order - just click on the big red button below.

Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - June 10, 2015


Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - onsite


Topic:       TBA

Speaker:  TBA

RSVPs are appreciated so we know how much food to order - just click on the big red button below.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - onsite


Topic:       TBA

Speaker:  TBA

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - off site tour


Topic:       Data Center Tour

Speaker:  Pat Phelan


PASS Summit 2015

Get $150 Discount using our chapter code:  LC15WCH6

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Next Meeting




QCPASS Meeting - June 10, 2015

  • In-Person @ 201 N Harrison St, Suite 600 Davenport, Iowa, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 20:30 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Topic:       Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

Speakers: Elliott Whitlow

Time:         5:30 PM Dinner

                  6:00 PM Meeting

Location:  201 N Harrison St (4th floor)
                  Davenport, IA

Parking:    Parking Ramp - enter from Harrison St
                                           (.75/hr) or (south side, no gate, FREE after 5:00 PM)
                  On Street        - FREE after 5:00 PM 

Featured Presentation:

Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

Elliott Whitlow, DBA Alteso LLC

From the ground up, getting your first VMs up and running with all the desired infrastructure. Coming into the portal for the first time is daunting, where to begin? What should you do first? This session takes you from a new subscription up to running your first virtual machines and the basic setup in between. This is especially for those new to the "cloud".

About Elliott:
Elliott has worked in IT since the late 80's and started off programming in BASIC, in the early 90's he got his first taste of databases and has been at it since. He has over 20 years of experience with programming and administration of databases and over 25 years of programming and other systems experience. He has worked for small companies, medium companies, all the way up to a VERY large bank and the Department of Defense. He is currently working for Alteso LLC a company specializing is remarketing of wrecked, recovered, salvaged, and leased vehicles.