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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.  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.

 

 Meetings

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - onsite


Topic:       SQL Server Features That Will Blow Your Mind!

How many lines of code does it take to generate a running total? How would you find a value in the next row of data – without using a cursor or loop? How can you efficiently store rows of data with a lot of optional fields, and how can you quickly find which of those rows have values? And how can you eliminate locking without resorting to dirty reads? SQL Server has answers for all of these questions, and none requires more than a few lines of code. Give me an hour, and I will blow your mind!

Speaker:  Ed Leighton-Dick       

Ed Leighton-Dick is a SQL Server performance and architecture expert with over twenty-three years of experience in development, database administration, and system administration.  In 2014, he founded Kingfisher Technologies, a consultancy focused on SQL Server performance, architecture, and security.  Ed volunteers his time with the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), including long-standing roles as chapter leader of I-380 PASS SQL Server User Group and organizer of SQL Saturday Iowa City.  He can often be found teaching sessions at local, regional, and national events, including user groups, SQL Saturday events, and Iowa Code Camp.  Outside of work, he is a devoted husband, father of two beautiful girls, and beginning runner.

 

Ed can be reached through his blog, edleightondick.com, and on Twitter at @eleightondick.


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - onsite

 

Topic:       Target Data Breach


Speaker:   Eric Selje


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Wednesday, January 14, 2014 - onsite

 

Topic:       Resistance is Futile: What You Need To Know About Big Data 

The data community is all abuzz about Big Data, and for good reason. Much like Business Intelligence before it, we're rapidly approaching the point where all data professionals should have at least a cursory understanding of what Big Data is and how it fits into an organization's data strategy.

You'll learn:
• Exactly what Big Data is and why it matters
• About Hadoop and how it relates to Big Data
• Common use cases for Hadoop
• Common architectures for integrating relational and analytical data using Hadoop

Michelle will conclude with Q&A and an overview of resources for learning more. 

Speaker:  Michelle Ufford

Michelle Ufford is a Principal Engineer on the Data Platform team at GoDaddy. She's also a published author, award-winning blogger, accomplished presenter, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP. She has worked with all stages of the data lifecycle and has most recently been focusing on data processing architecture in Hadoop. She can be found on Twitter @sqlfool 

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


Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - January 14, 2015

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O'REILLY User Group Offer

 

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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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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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