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 (

Next Meeting




Open Mic Night

  • In-Person @ 1850 Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, Iowa (map)
  • 17:30 - 19:30 (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

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

Sponsor: TBD


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

Featured Presentation:

Open Mic Night

You !

In August, Jes Borland gave us some tips on how to give a technical presentation. This month is your chance to put those tips into practice! Take the stage for 15-20 minutes to speak to the group on a topic of your choice. We'll have room for 6-8 speakers, and we'd love to fill up the slate! Email to reserve your spot in advance. We'll also accept walk-ons - just show up to the meeting prepared to speak.

About You:


August meeting handout and script
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

UPDATE 10/7/14: I've been informed that the links pointed to the wrong files! That has been corrected. I apologize for the inconvenience! -Ed

I've posted two items related to our August meeting on the Resources tab:

* A handout that Jes gave me
* The script that Jeremy mentioned in his SQL Shot that checks the DMV dm_exec_requests to get the statement completion percentage

Sorry for the delay on this!


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!