What we're about

The HRSSUG is focused on Microsoft SQL Server software and the tools related to its use for all users starting with novices all the way up to experts.

Join us for HRSSUG's regularly scheduled meetings every third Wednesday of every month. (Visit our Meetings Page to see the topic and speaker are for our next meeting)

Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group (http://hrssug.thecloudlyfe.com/) is a group which embraces the PASS mission statement, “to empower data professionals who leverage Microsoft technologies to connect, share, and learn through networking, knowledge sharing, and peer-based learning.” The HRSSUG is focused on Microsoft SQL Server software and the tools related to its use for all users starting with novices all the way up to experts. Join us for HRSSUG's regularly scheduled meetings every third Wednesday of every month.

We focus on connecting SQL Server professionals working in all of the major areas of data.

Our Topics

We focus on connecting SQL Server professionals working in all of the major areas of data.

Administration
Business Intelligence
Design
Development

Meeting Format
6:00pm - 6:30pm | Free food / beverages, networking and group discussion.
6:30pm - 6:45pm | PASS news / announcement, a word from our sponsors, local event reminders.
6:45pm - 8:00pm | Speaker presentation followed by open discussion and networking.

Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group and SQL Saturday Virginia Beach

(by joining this group you agree to adhere to the below policy)

Anti-Harassment Policy

The Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group (HRSSUG) and SQL Saturday Virginia Beach provides database professionals from a variety of backgrounds with an opportunity to connect, share, and learn. We value the strong sense of community that characterizes this event, and we seek to foster an inclusive, professional atmosphere.

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or any other protected classification.

Everyone in attendance is expected to follow the Anti-Harassment Policy. This includes but is not limited to: Attendees, Speakers, Partners, Exhibitors, Volunteers and staff at any event during events. Partners are required to affirm, uphold and enforce the Anti-Harassment Policy at any event which they organize in conjunction to HRSSUG and SQL Saturday Virginia Beach; Partners being all Sponsors and Exhibitors and anyone listing an event on the event website. All Attendees are expected to follow the Anti-Harassment Policy in any situation in which they are interacting with one another on or offsite; including non-event locations. Harassment in any form, will not be tolerated.

Participant Behavior

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments related to gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or any other protected classification directed toward an individual or group. Intimidation, threats, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome attention will also be considered harassment. Similarly, sexual, racist, derogatory, threatening, or other inappropriate language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including sessions.

Recourse

If a participant violates this Anti-Harassment Policy, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expelling the offender from this and/or future conferences. No refunds will be granted to attendees expelled from the event due to violations of this policy.

Reporting

If you are being harassed, witness harassment, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by their “volunteer” shirts and are trained to respond appropriately.

To connect directly with the Event Organizer, you can call or text 757.933.1204. You can also file a report by one of the following:

• File a report by going to http://www.pass.org/Governance/Policies.aspx where you will find the incident summary report. Send it to PASS Governance at governance@pass.org .

• File a report by picking up an incident summary report template by going to http://www.pass.org/Governance/Policies.aspx to print the report form.

• It is our priority to protect any alleged victim of harassment. As such, attendees may make an anonymous report. If anyone is in physical danger or requires an immediate response, they are encouraged to notify appropriate law enforcement first (911).

This policy and the associated process should not be construed as an emergency response mechanism. An Anti-Harassment Review Committee (AHRC) made up of the Executive Manager and four members of the Board of Directors designated by the President will be authorized to take action in response to an incident or behavior that violates the Anti-Harassment Policy. After a report is received the (AHRC) will conduct a full investigation and take whatever action it deems appropriate.

If you have any questions about the PASS Anti-Harassment Policy, please contact Governance@pass.org

Upcoming events (2)

Monthly Meeting SSAS Tabular - Scratching the Surface

Infotec of Virginia

Data Warehouses are nothing new, and easy enough to come by. However, the expertise needed to query one efficiently and analyze the data within accurately can still be rare. How do you deliver the contents of a complex, yet high-performing data warehouse to your non-technical business users? Enter SQL Server Analysis Services. SSAS can allow for the various valid relationships in your data warehouse to be pre-processed for your end users so they only need to choose which fields to slice and dice by, and which measures they wish to see. The Tabular mode of SSAS is supported by the VertiPaq engine, which is also the underlying engine for Excel PowerPivot and Power BI. During this talk, we'll briefly review the differences between setting up your data model in each of those products, along with the pros and cons of each and how to determine which solution is best for you. This Month's Speaker : Speaker: Bryan Hundley Bio: Bryan is a Senior Consultant and Team Lead with Marathon Consulting, LLC in Virginia Beach, VA. He is a 20 year veteran in the IT industry, specializing in the Data Platform space for the past 10 years, and is an active member of the local SQL Server and Power BI user groups. Recently, he has focused on designing data warehouses and business intelligence processes for multiple clients. RSVP LINK - USE THIS http://bit.ly/HRSSUGNov2019

SQL Saturday Virginia Beach Meetup

ECPI University

The Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group is are very excited to be hosting our 2nd SQL Saturday here in Virginia Beach. Join us for a FREE day of Data Platform and SQL Server training for all levels. Admittance to this event is free, however we do charge $12 for lunch & refreshments (fees are non-refundable). Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EVENT USING THIS LINK ONLY http://bit.ly/SQLSatVABeach2020 Event Overview Think of a SQLSaturday as a one-day free conference, linked to a network of similar conferences around the world, on six continents. We attract intelligent, volunteer speakers from around the United States, provide free lunch on site, and we have a dedicated exhibitor area set up for our attendees to meet with our sponsors. We work diligently to make our event a great experience for everyone, especially our sponsors who enable us to cover the working costs of this event. The event is attended by SQL Server engineers, developers, managers, and other IT professionals who attend topics of a wide range of technologies and soft skills. There will be high-quality technical sessions on not just SQL Server, but also .NET, SharePoint, Windows Server, PowerShell, mobile app development, project management, IT leadership and more. Consider SQLSaturday Virginia Beach your one-stop shop for recruiting, corporate marketing, IT staff training and continuing education. Who Attends SQLSaturday Virginia Beach? Folks with the following skillsets are drawn to SQLSaturday Virginia Beach because of the professional networking, free training, and giveaways: • SQL Server Administrators • Business Intelligence Developers • Data Analysts • ETL Developers • C#/VB.NET Developers • Mobile Developers • SharePoint Architects • SharePoint Developers • Network Administrators • Quality Assurance Analysts • IT Managers and CIO’s • Project Managers • Students What Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available? We offer a wide variety of sponsorship packages, which enable us to provide the one-day educational conference free to attendees. That’s right – unlike similar events, SQLSaturday Virginia Beach is completely free to attend – attendees receive the lunch, cold drinks, snacks or goodie bags all free of charge. A quick breakdown of our 2019 sponsorship levels. • Blog Sponsorship - $25 • Bronze Sponsorship - $300 • Silver Sponsorship - $600 • Gold Sponsorship - $1000

Past events (12)

Monthly Meeting A Dive into the System Databases

Infotec of Virginia

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