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)

Fall 2019 Reston Global AI Night

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Hello Everyone! We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the "Fall 2019 Reston Artificial Intelligence Night", on the evening of Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:00PM to 9:00PM at the Microsoft offices, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, 3rd Floor, Rooms 3054/3058/3062, Reston, VA 20190. There will be a person in the lobby and a sign to guide you into the conference room. This is a free event, so bring your laptop and come on out. RSVP Via EventBrite: https://fall2019reston-globalainight.eventbrite.com Here is our agenda right now: 6:00PM 6:30PM - Pizza/Networking 6:30PM -9PM - AI Session Content Git Hub Repository: https://github.com/GlobalAICommunity/GlobalAINight-September-2019?mc_cid=4d82eb19fb&mc_eid=a194fed27b Part 1 - Creating applications that can see, hear, speak or understand - using Microsoft Cognitive Services (1 hour), Prashant Bhoyar - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pgbhoyar/ Part 2 - Is that wine good or bad? A beginner tutorial on how to build a binary classification machine learning model with no code using Azure Machine Learning Visual Interface (1 hour), Frank La Vigne - https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-lavigne/ Here is the link for more information about the global event - https://global.ainights.com/ "The Global AI Night is a free evening event organized by local communities all over the world that are passionate about Artificial Intelligence on the Microsoft Azure. The event takes place on the Thursday 5th of September on venues all over the world centrally organized by our HQ in the Netherlands, supported by Microsoft. The event is the perfect balance between quality content, awesome lectures, getting your hands dirty and learn & share with other community members. Dive in and learn how to implement intelligence into your solutions with the Microsoft AI platform, including pre-trained AI services like Cognitive Services and Bot Framework, as well as deep learning tools like Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio Code Tools for AI, and Cognitive Toolkit. During this AI Night you will get inspired through sessions and get your hands dirty during the workshops. By the end of the night you will be able to infuse AI into your applications." RSVP Via EventBrite: https://fall2019reston-globalainight.eventbrite.com Please help spread the word via twitter ( @azuredatafest #Fall2019RestonAINight ), 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]

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:

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