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. The I-380 PASS Chapter was formed in 2009 to support SQL Server users in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and surrounding areas. We meet the second Tuesday of every month, and we're working hard to develop a vibrant and interactive SQL community for Eastern Iowa.

Meetings are always FREE and food is provided, typically pizza. Please register to help us know how much food to bring, but feel free to come even if you decide at the last minute and cannot register ahead of time. Details about the meeting can be found below.

If you have any questions, please contact Ed Leighton-Dick (ed@380pass.org).

Next Meeting

Tuesday,

August

12

You CAN Give a Technical Presentation!

  • In-Person @ 201 S Clinton St, Iowa City, Iowa (map)
  • 17:30 - 19:30 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Dinner will start at 5:30 PM with the meeting following at about 6:00 PM.

Sponsor: Brent Ozar Unlimited

Please RSVP for this meeting using the survey to the right.

Featured Presentation:

You CAN Give a Technical Presentation!

Jes Borland, Consultant Brent Ozar Unlimited

You're dreaming. In the dream, you’re standing in front of a room full of dozens of people, presentation mouse in hand, about to present to them on (insert SQL Server feature here). You wake up in a cold sweat. You’re either terrified - or excited and terrified. Are you ready to start presenting? Join Jes as she shares her secrets to building and giving successful technical presentations!

About Jes:
Jes Schultz Borland is a consultant with Brent Ozar Unlimited and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. She holds an AAS - Programmer/Analyst degree and has worked with SQL Server as a developer, report writer, DBA, and consultant. She is an active member of PASS, President of FoxPASS in northeast Wisconsin, founder of Tech on Tap, and a LessThanDot.com blogger. Jes frequently presents at user groups, SQLSaturdays, and other community events. She is also an avid runner and chef.

Announcements

Our chapter's Summit referral code is now available!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Are you planning to go to this fall's PASS Summit in Seattle?  If you are and you haven't registered yet, you can take advantage of our chapter discount code.  You get a $150 discount off your registration fee, and our chapter gets a referral bonus to use toward chapter operations!  Just use code USNCS23 when you register to get the discount.

And feel free to pass this code along to others, even if they aren't members of our chapter. The more people that use the code, the more that we benefit!

 

Publisher discount codes
Sunday, March 09, 2014

A list of current publisher discount codes for user group members has been added to the Resources page of our site.  Manning and O'Reilly are currently listed; more will be added as we find them.  Go and check them out!