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, May 11, 2016 - onsite


Topic:        Building a Data Warehouse for the DBA

Users want Data Warehouses built, but no one ever builds one for the DBA. Let'sfix that! Get information from Active Directory, your Windows Servers, SQLServers and other sources that mean something and will help you to keep thedatabases running smoothly. Be able to see which disks/machines are low ondisk, what databases are on which SQL Servers, when backups happened and ifany jobs failed. This is targeted at the DBA who is responsible for multiple SQLServers, in multiple places, and doesn't have time to "point and click" their wayto a comfortable understanding of the moving pieces on all of the systems thatthey need to monitor!

Speakers:  Pat Phelan & Denise Horner

Pat Phelan joined a user group (DECUS) in High School, and many more since then. Pat was paid for his first program before he got his driver’s license. After many jobs (with some great stories) in High School and College, Pat worked over twenty years for a major accounting firm. Pat started working for Involta in 2007 and is now the database mentor and a member of the Engineering team.  Involta builds, owns and operates world class colocation datacenters and provides managed services and support staff to clients.

Denise Horner started her IT career when she was 17 as a data entry operator in May of 1982 at AC Nielsen in Clinton, IA.  That August an internal job posted for the position of a Computer Operator on a large IBM mainframe system.  Denise put in and got that job – even though in the first interview, Denise’s first question was - What is a mainframe?  Denise stayed with AC Nielsen until she relocated to Bandag in Muscatine in January of 1990.  Denise stayed at Bandag working her way up in the mainframe platform.  Because of the dreaded O word (outsourcing), she transitioned to being an Involta employee in Sept of 2006, in the same job, same location, just a different employer.  Denise continued in mainframe until she was asked in 2011 if she wanted to “try” doing “something” with databases.  “I guess”, was her response and shall we say, “the rest is history”.   Currently holding the title of database administrator, mentoring under Pat Phelan, Denise has a core client she supports on site along with supporting other Involta clients and Involta databases.  Denise has been active in her local SQL PASS Chapter, volunteers on the committee for the local SQL Saturday event and attended her first Pass Summit last year.


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

     Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - May 11, 2016


Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - onsite


Topic:        TBA


Speakers:  Scott Shaw


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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - onsite


Topic:        HDInsight


Speakers:  Tonio Lora (MicrosofT)


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



PASS Summit 2016 - QCPASS Chapter Discount Code

Save $150 and help QCPASS by registering with this discount code.

Chapter: Quad Cities PASS Chapter

Unique Discount Code: LC15WCH6

*The discount code cannot be combined with any other PASS Summit 2016 registration, and cannot be applied retroactively.

Hope to see you in Seattle!

June 11, 2016

July 16, 2016

O'REILLY User Group Offer


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Microsoft Press - Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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We are releasing this title to help you learn about the new features and capabilities in SQL Server 2012, which Microsoft released to manufacturing (RTM) on March 6, 2012. You can expect general availability of the product to begin on April 1, 2012.

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