What we're about

Steel City SQL Server Users Group is the Birmingham, AL chapter for the Professional Association for SQL Server or PASS.

PASS is the world's largest, user-run community dedicated to Microsoft SQL Server technologies including Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. Steel City SQL is promoting the goals of PASS locally in Birmingham through the monthly meetings by giving attendees the opportunity to connect with other SQL Server users, learn from a presentation on a relevant SQL Server or Business Intelligence topic and share by giving attendees the opportunity to present to group or simply share solutions to problems that they have seen that other users might be challenging other attendees.

Steel City SQL meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month on the Third Floor of Thomas Russell Hall on the campus of Samford University starting at 6PM. Each meeting starts with a 30 minute networking session followed by a technical presentation at 6:30PM which generally last for an hour.

There are no membership fees or dues to belong to the group and there is no cost other than your time to attend a monthly meeting. All that we ask is that you let us know that you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly for food and beverages.

To view our meeting archives, over the last 5 years, please visit the below EventBrite site --


If you have any questions or comments you can email us at steelcitysql@gmail.com.


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Upcoming events (1)

Samir Behara - Designing Data Intensive Cloud Native Applications

SteelCity SQL Monthly Meeting

Session Details - Cloud is rapidly changing the way modern day applications are being designed. Data is at the center of multiple challenges while architecting solutions in cloud. With technology changing rapidly, there are new possibilities for processing data efficiently. Come join me in this session to learn more about the tools and technologies that will help you to design data intensive systems. We will take a structured approach towards architecting data-centric solutions, covering technologies like message queues, data partitioning, search index, data cache, event sourcing and NoSQL solutions. By the end of this presentation, you will understand the high-level design principles that will help you build scalable, resilient and maintainable systems in cloud. Speaker Details - Samir Behara is a Solution Architect with EBSCO Industries and builds software solutions using cutting edge technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over 13 years of IT experience working on large-scale enterprise applications involving complex business functions, web integration, and data management in various domains like Insurance, Manufacturing and Publishing. Samir is a frequent speaker at conferences such as PASS Summit, IT/Dec Connections, CodeStock, SQL Saturdays and CodeCamps. He is the Co-Chapter Lead of the Steel City SQL Server UserGroup, Birmingham, AL. He is the author of www.dotnetvibes.com Meeting Details -- 800 Lakeshore Drive, Samford University Thomas Russell D Hall Room 301 Homewood, AL 35229

Past events (32)

Michelle Bennett - An Introduction to the Elastic Stack

SteelCity SQL Monthly Meeting

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