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 15, 2016 - remote


Topic:        Common TSQL Mistakes

We are going to examine a variety of oopsies MANY developers fall prey to - some obvious, some pretty subtle and some downright sneaky! Lots of code examples with the bad AND good code presented. I GUARANTEE that you will find things here that will either prevent you from getting bad data, throwing unwanted errors or vastly improving your database application's performance and concurrency.  I have given this talk almost 75 times now and it is always very highly rated!

Speaker:  Kevin Boles

Kevin is a SQL Server expert, working exclusively with the product since v6.5. With over 20 years of database experience and almost 45,000 man hours of SQL Server engine experience, he holds many related certifications, is an MCT and was a SQL Server MVP from 2007 to 2012. He has been a very successful independent consultant for over 15 years. Kevin is also a very frequent speaker, having presented at countless User Groups and over 100 SQL Saturday conferences! His passion is the relational engine, especially designing, building, analyzing and tuning high-performance database applications.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/thesqlguru
@TheSQLGuru

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


Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - June 15, 2016



Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - onsite

 

Topic:        Big Data Analytics with HDInsight

The rise of Big Data is forcing companies to look for solutions outside the traditional relational world. To solve these new challenges, the Hadoop project was created about 10 years ago. In this session you will learn about HDInsight, Microsoft PaaS Hadoop product, its main characteristics, and how it can be integrated into your existing data ecosystem to help you get started solving Big Data problems.

Speakers:  Tonio Lora (Microsoft)

Tonio previously worked at Meredith Corporation as the Executive Director of Data warehouse and BI where he collaborated closely with the business units’ leaders to understand and satisfy their decision support needs. Before Meredith, he was part of the professional services group at Teradata, where he designed and deployed multiple large scale data and analytics projects for financial, retail, banking, and telecommunications companies across seven countries in North and South America. Tonio has many years of experience working with BI platforms, traditional and new data warehouse technologies (Hadoop, Spark, etc.), and has implemented solutions in most of the known reporting tools. In addition to spending time with his family, Tonio enjoys coaching childrens’ soccer, volunteering to teach Robotics and 3D Game Design to middle school students, and teaching Management Information System to business students at Iowa State University where his wife, Mirka, also teaches.

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

 

Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - July 13, 2016

 

 


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

 

Receive a 35% discount on Wiley ebooks.  Use code DSUG35 when placing an order online at oreilly.com.

                                     

 


Microsoft Press - Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Friends, the final and complete version of Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012, by Ross Mistry (@RossMistry) and Stacia Misner (@StaciaMisner), is now ready as a free download! You can download the PDF version of this title here (288 pages; 10.8 MB).  The EPUB is here, and the MOBI is here.

If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here for $14.99.

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.

Please help us share the news about this ebook. And enjoy!

 


 


Next Meeting

Wednesday,

July

13

QCPASS Meeting - July 13, 2016

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

Topic:        Big Data Analytics with HDInsight

The rise of Big Data is forcing companies to look for solutions outside the traditional relational world. To solve these new challenges, the Hadoop project was created about 10 years ago. In this session you will learn about HDInsight, Microsoft PaaS Hadoop product, its main characteristics, and how it can be integrated into your existing data ecosystem to help you get started solving Big Data problems.

Speakers:  Tonio Lora (Microsoft)

Tonio previously worked at Meredith Corporation as the Executive Director of Data warehouse and BI where he collaborated closely with the business units’ leaders to understand and satisfy their decision support needs. Before Meredith, he was part of the professional services group at Teradata, where he designed and deployed multiple large scale data and analytics projects for financial, retail, banking, and telecommunications companies across seven countries in North and South America. Tonio has many years of experience working with BI platforms, traditional and new data warehouse technologies (Hadoop, Spark, etc.), and has implemented solutions in most of the known reporting tools. In addition to spending time with his family, Tonio enjoys coaching childrens’ soccer, volunteering to teach Robotics and 3D Game Design to middle school students, and teaching Management Information System to business students at Iowa State University where his wife, Mirka, also teaches.

Featured Presentation:

Big Data Analytics with HDInsight

Tonio Lora Microsoft

The rise of Big Data is forcing companies to look for solutions outside the traditional relational world. To solve these new challenges, the Hadoop project was created about 10 years ago. In this session you will learn about HDInsight, Microsoft PaaS Hadoop product, its main characteristics, and how it can be integrated into your existing data ecosystem to help you get started solving Big Data problems.

About Tonio:
Tonio previously worked at Meredith Corporation as the Executive Director of Data warehouse and BI where he collaborated closely with the business units’ leaders to understand and satisfy their decision support needs. Before Meredith, he was part of the professional services group at Teradata, where he designed and deployed multiple large scale data and analytics projects for financial, retail, banking, and telecommunications companies across seven countries in North and South America. Tonio has many years of experience working with BI platforms, traditional and new data warehouse technologies (Hadoop, Spark, etc.), and has implemented solutions in most of the known reporting tools. In addition to spending time with his family, Tonio enjoys coaching childrens’ soccer, volunteering to teach Robotics and 3D Game Design to middle school students, and teaching Management Information System to business students at Iowa State University where his wife, Mirka, also teaches.