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Microsoft SQL Server User Group. Run by the community, for the community. Part of PASS.org.

Speakers are from the community, sharing their experience and knowledge. New presenters are welcome! Share what you have learned and help others understand a concept or help others benefit from your experiences.

Meetings in North Austin on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Meeting in South/Central Austin on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Official webpage: http://cactuss.sqlpass.org/

Upcoming events (5+)

NORTH - Importing Data - Mike Burek

Microsoft Corp

Importing Data - details TBD

Lunch Jason's Deli - Arboretum - 183 and Great Hills Trail

A lunch meetup for people that love data! No presentations, no agenda, just lunch with people that share our interest in SQL Server, SSIS, PowerBI, and anything else data related - it's all good! Jason's Deli by the Arboretum 10225 Research Blvd Ste 1010, Austin, TX 78759 Northeast corner of 183 and Great Hills Trail. The same side of 183 as Target, but across Great Hills Trail from Target. Same shopping center as Home Goods (used to be Bed Bath and Beyond), Sprouts, and Truluck's. Towards the middle of the shopping center. Menu and details: https://www.jasonsdeli.com/restaurants/arboretum-deli You can even order it online to avoid the ordering lines. Pay upfront, so you can leave quickly. If you are nervous, that's ok. You don't have to talk; you can just listen and eat. Food payment is up front, so it's easy to leave as soon as you need to without waiting for a bill.

Storytelling with Data: Where tech and art intersect

Mexican American Cultural Center

Free RSVP required at: https://www.theoristfest.com/events/the-truthful-art-of-data-visualization How design and psychology shape our understanding of the "truth". An interactive panel with a data architect, artist, psychologist, and a choreographer. The Scenario: A data architect, artist, psychologist, and a choreographer walked into a bar... ...and then went to the theater... ...and eventually the experiment took to the streets! Free parking pass included. Raffle: $100 Amazon gift card for attendees. https://www.theoristfest.com/events/the-truthful-art-of-data-visualization ----- As part of the larger festival: Theorist Festival Music * Dance * VR * Art Thu, Oct 24 – Sun, Oct 27 85+ multi-disciplinary artists from Austin, across the US, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, England, Korea & India. theoristfest.com How “Place” Impacts Emotions Theorist Fest experiments with questions from The XYZ Atlas, asking why we feel a sense of belonging to a place by mapping experiences and collecting stories that document our highs and lows. Artist Jennifer Chenoweth used a colorful chart of emotions and public art (xyzatlas.org/austin-texas) to engage people about place-based experiences that create attachment and wholeness.

NORTH - Submit Your Topic - Speaker Open

Microsoft Corp

Submit Your Topic - Speaker Open

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