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 10, 2017 - On site

               John Eisbrener

I am a Default Blame Assignee/Acceptor (DBA) with over 10 years' experience breaking and then subsequently fixing various database-based solutions. My hobbies include coming up with new ways to get my kids to listen to me, falling asleep before my bedtime, and convincing my coworkers our HelpDesk ticketing system is actually operational.

Index 360 - Looking at Indexes from Multiple Perspectives

If you have used a database, chances are almost certain you've utilized indexes as well. In this presentation, I will discuss why indexes are important to anyone that interacts with a database, covering what they are, how they are utilized, how best to take advantage of them, and even when they can be problematic. It is my intention that this presentation help anyone become more comfortable with indexes and understand what they can do for you and your role, be it a DBA, Developer, or BI Professional.


Sponsor:

 

Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - May 10, 2017

 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - On site


David Thole

A functional programming and data science geek. Loves research, analysis of data, and developing algorithms to solve complex programming problems.

Intermediate R - Shiny, Working with SQL Server, and Docker

Intermediate to advanced R concepts. In this session, we'll look at connecting and working with SQL Server. This includes offloading data processing to Microsoft R Services. Along with that, we'll look at Shiny, and creating dashboard-like content in Shiny and how to deploy to a Shiny server. We'll use Docker for everything in this presentation, from the creation of the R/Shiny projects, to using SQL Server.


Sponsor: 


Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - June 14, 2017

 



June 10, 2017


 



October 31 - November 3, 2017





 

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!

 


 


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