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 (5)

Apache Cassandra Workshop (Eventbrite RSVP only)

Microsoft Offices, Reston

We’re bringing Apache Cassandra™ Workshop to Reston! Join us to learn how Cassandra distributed database delivers a consistent, low-latency data fabric for both on-premises data centers and public clouds with zero downtime. The workshop will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 9:30AM to 3:30PM in room 3062, Microsoft offices, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, Virginia 20190. Please bring your laptop. Wifi is available along with Azure passes. Parking is paid, BUT, bring your parking ticket to the 3rd floor receptionist, and the team will validate your parking. RSVP Here: https://datastax-winter2020restoncassandraworkshop.eventbrite.com Attendees will easily get started with Cassandra and be introduced to the latest in our developer toolset to get you quickly up and running! Attendees will also be introduced to the additional toolset of the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) platform including Solr search, Spark analytics and streaming, as well as graph deployed in Azure. Don’t miss your chance to partner up with the Cassandra experts for a day of practical hands-on learning and a glimpse at the products that are soon to be released. DataStax and Microsoft have been partnered together since 2014 to bring together enhanced enterprise-grade offerings for Azure customers in the Azure Marketplace reducing the complexities of deploying and provisioning. With a few clicks developers can easily deploy clusters into their Azure subscription allowing customers time to focus on creating powerful distributed cloud applications across Azure’s global network. This event is sponsored by: Datastax - https://www.datastax.com/ Northern Virginia SQL User Group - www.meetup.com/novasql

Spring 2020 Reston Azure DataFest (RSVP via Eventbrite link)

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Hello Everyone! We are pleased to announce that registration is open for "Spring 2020 Reston Azure DataFest", a 1-day event on Friday, April 17, 2020, 9:00AM to 5:00PM at the Microsoft offices at 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA., 20190. We will be in Rooms 3028, 3054, 3058, and 3062. Please note - this is a paid conference, and we are charging a nominal registration fee of $20.00 up to the April April 10, 2020 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. RSVPS - https://spring2020restonazuredatafest.eventbrite.com Want to Present a Session? Call for Speakers – https://sessionize.com/cfs-spring2020restonazuredatafest/ Want to Help Sponsor This Event? Sponsors – https://sponsors-spring2020restonazuredatafest.eventbrite.com The event schedule is currently being developed and will be published around March 30th Please help spread the word via twitter ( @azuredatafest ), 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]

NOVA SQL User Group - Quarterly Meetup

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Speaker/agenda - TBA

NOVA SQL User Group - Quarterly Meetup

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Speaker/agenda - TBA

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NOVA SQL User Group - Quarterly Meetup

Microsoft Offices, Reston

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