What we're about

The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group was started in early 2005 by members of the Microsoft SQL Server community who were interested in sharing experiences and disseminating knowledge to other members in the Northern VA/DC/Central MD area. NOVASQL is also a chapter of the Professional Association of SQL Server ( http://www.sqlpass.org ), an international Microsoft SQL Server training and advocacy organization (membership is free). As data platform roles and responsibilities have evolved, we have broadened our scope to include Microsoft Azure Advanced Analytics, Big Data, and general Azure topics. The goal of the leadership of NOVASQL is to provide a comfortable environment where members can participate in multi-disciplinary discussions of Microsoft data platform related issues.

Benefits to NOVASQL Attendees include:

• We host at least two full-day technology conferences a year (e.g., Global Azure Bootcamp, Azure DataFest)
◾Networking with local data platform professionals
◾The latest and greatest Microsoft SQL Server news
◾Microsoft SQL Server and Azure Advanced Analytics and Big Data questions answered by Microsoft insiders
◾Valuable information for career development
◾Free food, drinks, and giveaways

Upcoming events (3)

Azure Cosmos DB Workshop (register via EventBrite)

Needs a location

Hello everyone! Please join us for a FREE hands-on workshop delivered by Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Product Group representatives. The location is the Microsoft offices, 5404 Wisconsin Avenue, 7th floor, rooms - Delaware and Connecticut, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815. We will get started around 9:00AM EST (we might move the start time to 9:30AM) and wrap up between 3:30PM and 4:00PM EST. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here: https://azurecosmosdbworkshop-sep262019.eventbrite.com The content for the workshop will be pulled from the following, and you are welcome to explore and download material ahead of the workshop: https://cosmosdb.github.io/labs/ This event is being brought to you buy the Norther Virginia SQL Server User Group ( www.meetup.com/novasql ) There is paid parking in the building, and the metro is easily accessible. If you have questions please contact

Fall 2019 Reston Azure Datafest

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Hello Everyone! We are pleased to announce that registration is open for "Fall 2019 Reston Azure DataFest: Big Data & Analytics Conference", a 1-day event on Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:30AM to 5:00PM at the Microsoft offices at 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston,VA., 20190. We will be in Room 3028, 3054, 3058, and 3062. Event RSVPs - https://fall2019restonazuredatafest.eventbrite.com Please note - this is a paid conference, and we are charging a nominal registration fee of $20.00 up to the October 7, 2019 registration deadline. Hurry though, we only have 160 seats available for this great event packed with over 20 sessions on the Microsoft Azure Data Platform and open source solutions. There are discounts for students registered with an ".edu" email address, and for event volunteers (up to 10). This is a great event, and one you will not want to miss. The event schedule is currently being developed and will be published around Sept 15. Please help spread the word via twitter ( @azuredatafest #restonspringazuredatafest2019), LinkedIn, etc. Thank you for registering and we look forward to seeing you all at the event! If you have a question about the event email us at [masked] For further information about the event please follow the following links: Event RSVPs - https://fall2019restonazuredatafest.eventbrite.com Event sponsors - https://sponsors-fall2019restonazuredatafest.eventbrite.com Call for Speakers - https://sessionize.com/cfs-fall2019restonazuredatafest File Download (on or after event) - https://aka.ms/2019FallRestonADF_Downloads

NOVA SQL Meetup - November 2019

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Please join us for our November 11th, 2019 meeting. More details will be provided shortly. Please thank our sponsor - Accelebrate - https://www.accelebrate.com/sql-server-training Date: Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00AM to 12:00PM Location: Microsoft Offices, 3rd Floor, Room 3054, 12012 Sunset Hills Rd. Reston, VA (take elevator up to 3rd floor) Networking, food, chapter announcements: 8:30AM - 9:00AM Main Session and Speaker Introduction: 9:00AM to 12:00PM (might go over slightly) Title: Abstract: Speaker BIO:

Past events (46)

Fall 2019 Reston Global AI Night

Microsoft Offices, Reston

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