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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. 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, alternating between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, and we're working hard to develop a vibrant and interactive SQL community for Eastern Iowa.

Upcoming events (4)

I-380 PASS - Data Engineering Brick-by-Brick: An Intro To Azure Databricks

Due to Covid-19, all I-380 meetings will be 100% online (no physical meeting) until it becomes safe to meet again. Join us at 17:30 local time for online networking and local data related news, followed by a technical presentation by Microsoft MVP Chris Hyde! Abstract: Do you want to be a Data Engineer in the next step on your career path? Maybe you're just getting started in the rapidly-growing Data Science and Analytics space? Or perhaps you're already doing on-premises analytics and want to take things to the cloud? Come to this introductory session and see what Azure Databricks can do for you! Azure Databricks provides a cloud-based Apache Spark environment that can be scaled up and out to tackle your big data analytics needs. We'll look at how to set up your first Azure Databricks cluster, how to use shared notebooks in a collaborative environment, and how to leverage the integrated Azure Machine Learning capabilities. We'll also discuss where Azure Databricks fits in the modern cloud data warehouse.

I-380 PASS - PASS Summit 2020 "Show and tell"

Online event

Due to Covid-19, our meetings will be 100% online/virtual. No physical meeting, no pizza provided by the group :( We will meet at 17:30 local time for social networking and sharing data news. At 18:00 CT, Pat Phelan (and possibly other co-conspirators) will present the things we learned and what excited us from the PASS Summit 2020!

I-380 PASS - Ed Watson Topic TBA

Online event

All I-380 PASS meetings will be 100% online/virtual until it is safe to meet again after Covid-19. We'll meet at 17:30 CT for social networking, perhaps some Holiday Spirit, and general holiday hijinks! At 18:00 CT, Microsoft MVP Ed Watson will deliver a new presentation, probably based on BI. Ed's topic will be posted here about a day after he sends it.

I-380 PASS - Ed Watson Topic TBA

Online event

All I-380 PASS meetings will be 100% online/virtual until it is safe to meet again after Covid-19. We'll meet at 17:30 CT for social networking, perhaps some Holiday Spirit, and general holiday hijinks! At 18:00 CT, Ed Watson will deliver a new presentation, probably based on BI. Ed's topic will be posted here about a day after I receive it.

Past events (70)

I-380 PASS - Kusto Query Language

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