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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.  Below are our upcoming dates, so please mark your calendars!  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 the chapter by registering free at the top of this website.  Please also check back here at the website for details!

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

 

 Meetings

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - onsite


Topic:       Data Transformation – Tips and Tricks Learned Along the Way

Do you have to import and transform data from outside sources?  If so, then you have likely had to deal with anomalies and errors in that data during the transformation process.  Steve will be sharing some of the data transformation tips, tricks, procedures and functions he has gathered over the years as a conversion specialist at Fidlar Technologies.  SQL code presented will be available.

Speaker:  Steve Piatak          

Steve has an Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Arts Education and a Masters Degree in Computer Science. He has been setting up computer systems, programming, and working with data for decades.  Joining Fidlar in 1999, Steve uses his historical background together with his knowledge of current systems and the land records world in general to find solutions to the unusual problems that computers are known for.  Steve has worked as an installer, conversionist and is currently the Director of Special Projects at Fidlar Technologies, Davenport.

Steve’s favorite tag line is:  "Impossible is just an opinion."

Steve and his wife, Sue, share a small farm between Davenport and Buffalo with 3 dogs, 5 cats & 6 horses.

Sponsor:                                

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

 

                                                             Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - April 9, 2014

 


Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - at Data Center in Cedar Rapids


Topic:       Data Center Tour

 
Speaker:  Pat Phelan

 

Sponsor: Involta

 

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


                                                             Eventbrite - I-380 PASS/QCPASS - May 2014

 


 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - onsite

 

Topic:       TBA

 
Speaker:  Jes Borland

 

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

                                                            Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - May 14, 2014               

 

 Announcements


PASS Business Analytics Conference - San Jose, CA - May 7-9, 2014

              QCPASS Discount Code - Get $150 off - BA4M8V

 

      



 

SQL Saturday #307 - Iowa City - June 7, 2014  (PreCons on June 6)



 


O'REILLY User Group Offer

 

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The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.
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