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 (4)

NOVA SQL User Group - Quarterly Meetup

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Come join us for our first meeting of 2020. We have 2 to 3 great speakers, good food, and excellent conversation and networking. AGENDA: 8:30AM - Sign-in, breakfast 9:00AM - Chapter Notes, Event review/forecasting 9:30AM - SQL Server 2019 Overview - Tim McAliley 10:00AM - "Big Data Clusters for the Absolute Beginner" - Mohammad Darab 11:15AM - TBA Title: Big Data Clusters for the Absolute Beginner Abstract: Are you a DBA or data professional working with out-dated technology or feel your skills are quickly becoming irrelevant? Stay ahead in today's ever changing tech space and take your career to the next level. Join Mohammad Darab this session to explore the cutting-edge technology that SQL Server 2019 has to offer: Big Data Clusters. Topics include: -Big Data Cluster architecture and its components such as: Containers, Kubernetes and the newly enhanced Polybase -Unique advantage of SQL Server Big Data Clusters -Data Virtualization, Scale-out Data Marts, and Data Hub concepts Session Length: 60 minutes Speaker Bio: Mohammad Darab is a Microsoft Data Professional, speaker and blogger with over 19 years of IT professional experience, 10+ years of that working with SQL Server. Some areas of his focus are the database engine, HA/DR, and security. He is currently an MCITP, MCP, as well as an IDERA ACE Class of 2019. His regularly blogs about SQL Server at: https://MohammadDarab.com

NOVA SQL User Group - Quarterly Meetup

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Speaker/agenda - TBA

NOVA SQL User Group - Quarterly Meetup

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Speaker/agenda - TBA

NOVA SQL User Group - Quarterly Meetup

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Speaker/agenda - TBA

Past events (51)

2019 Reston Global AI Bootcamp (Eventbrite RSVP only)

Microsoft Offices, Reston

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