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)

NOVA SQL Meetup - May 2019 - SQL Server 2019 - An Overview

Microsoft Offices, Reston

Please join us for our May 13th, 2019 meeting where will cover SQL Server 2019. More details will be provided shortly. Date: Monday, May 13, 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) 9:00AM -9:50AM - Event Introduction, Administrative Notes, and an "Overview of SQL Server 2019 (CTP 2.4)". Learn about the new or improved features of SQL Server 2019, and what is on the roadmap ahead. Speaker - Timothy McAliley 10:00AM -10:50AM - SQL Server 2109 Big Data Clustering - Learn about the big data capabilities of SQL Server 2019 and how you can access and manage your big data store from SQL Server 2019. Speaker - Ajay Gollapalli 11:00AM - 12:00PM - T-SQL Tips & Tricks to Make Your Life Easier! Do you spend your days slinging T-SQL code? Want to improve your T-SQL game? If you answered yes, then this session is for you. This demo-intensive session will showcase a collection of my favorite beginner and intermediate level tips and tricks. We will explore how to identify and fix some common T-SQL anti-patterns, my favorite SSMS productivity tricks, and clever solutions to some common but not easily-coded challenges. This session targets both developers and DBAs; the only prerequisites are the desire to write better T-SQL code and aim of living an easier life! Speaker - Any Yun Speaker BIOs / LinkedIn Profiles: Timothy McAliley, Technical Solutions Professional, Microsoft - https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothymcaliley/ Ajay Gollapalli - Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajaygollapalli/ Andy Yun, Senior Solutions Engineer, SentryOne - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sqlbek/

2019 Reston Azure AI Fest: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Conference

Hello Everyone! Please join us for the "2019 Reston AI Fest: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Conference", a 1-day event to be held on Friday, June 7, 2019, 9:00AM to 5:00PM at the Microsoft Offices, 12012 Sunset Hill Road, 3rd Floor, Reston, VA 20190. This event is brought to you by IT Pro Camp, Inc., and Meetup groups NOVA SQL and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ( meetup.com ). This is paid event and we re charging a small amount, $22.29 to cover food and beverage. For this event, we are focused on delivering 3 general sessions before lunch, and then 3 workshops / labs after lunch, along with a session for Q&A and getting aligned with your Microsoft account team. We are doing a call for speakers right now for our general sessions, but our workshop presenters are all set! Bring your laptop and come on out! RSVPs - https://2019restonaimlfest.eventbrite.com Call for sponsors - https://sponsors-2019restonaimlfest.eventbrite.com We thank our awesome sponsors: Data Driven - http://datadriven.tv/ Applied Information Sciences - https://www.appliedis.com/ Here is our schedule, we will have breakfast and check in starting at 8:00AM: 8:00AM - 9:00AM - Check-in on 1st floor, breakfast, networking on 3rd floor 9:00AM-9:15AM - Welcome and Introductions 9:15 - 10:15AM Keynote Break for 10 minutes 10:25AM - 11:25AM General Session 2 Break for 10 minutes 11:35AM -12:35PM General Session 3 Lunch for 45 minutes 1:20PM to 4:30PM - Labs/Workshops Room 3054 - Lab/Workshop - Implementing the Team Data Science Process using Azure Tools - Jon Tupitza Room 3058 - Lab/Workshop - Introduction and Walk-through of Cognitive Services - Prashant Bhoyar Room 3062 - Lab/Workshop - Designing and Developing Bot Technologies - Frank La Vigne Room 2028 - Customer focused session - 2PM-3PM - This will be an open discussion forum for Microsoft customers to get in touch with thier account teams. This wont be a technical issues forum. 2:00PM - Snack Break 4:30PM - Wrap up/Raffle (Room 3062) Please help spread the word via twitter ( @azuredatafest #aifest), LinkedIn, etc. Thank you for registering and we look forward to seeing you all at the event! If you have questions - please reach out to us at [masked]

NOVA SQL Meetup - July 2019 - Azure Data Engineering with Cameron Snapp

Please join us for our July 15th, 2019 meeting. We will hear from Cameron Snapp and his presentation on Azure Data Engineering. Please thank our sponsor - Accelebrate - https://www.accelebrate.com/sql-server-training Date: Monday, July 15, 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: Azure Data Engineering Abstract: As Microsoft releases new Azure features, migrating your ETL processes to the cloud is becoming easier all the time, but also more confusing. Understanding the use and connectivity of the different storage and services is more critical than ever. I'll start with an overview of Azure data components, detail how they can be integrated, and demo the lift and shift of existing SSIS packages to Azure. I'll also demo some dynamic ways to program Data Factory and the features of the brand new Data Factory Data Flow! Throughout, we'll discuss best practices for different Azure centric data migration strategies and explore the benefits of adopting an ELT approach. Bio: Cameron Snapp is a MCSE and PMP certified IT Consultant with over 15 years of database architecture and development experience. He has worked on dozens of Microsoft SQL Server OLTP, Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence projects. He holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Richmond and a Master’s degree in IT Management from the University of Virginia. Cameron specializes in IT Projects related to data strategy, modeling, integration and reporting.

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Microsoft Offices, Reston

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