Annual Meeting 2021


PASS IS DEAD! Now what? Now that PASS is no more what will we do? How will we function? What platforms are we going to use? What's an Annual meeting? Since we are a 501c3 organization we are required once a year to meet to vote on the board of directors and discuss the status […]

“New features in Management Studio — Performance Troubleshooting made easier!” by Taiob Ali

Taiob Ali will join us virtually to present "New features in Management Studio — Performance Troubleshooting made easier!" See Taiob's bio here: I know we all use SSMS every day, but there are so many features available that we don't even think about and Microsoft is adding more with every release. So let's learn […]

“All About Temporary Objects” by Ed Pollack

Ed Pollack will present "All About Temporary Objects" Database development and administration require temporary objects for ETL, staging, data processing, and many other common tasks. In this session, we will delve into temporary tables, table variables, and memory-optimized table variables, as well as memory-optimized TempDB metadata, discussing their differences, how they work, and the optimal […]

Cancelled: “Monitoring High Availability Groups” by Tracy Boggiano


About Tracy Boggiano Tracy Boggiano is currently a Data Platform MVP, PASSion 2020 Award winner, and works as a Senior Database Administrator for DocuSign. Tracy has worked on SQL Server since 6.5. She has spoken at numerous local user groups and SQLSaturdays, virtual groups, Data Relay, and Summit. She is currently a co-leader of […]

“The TempDB” by Deepthi Goguri


Tempdb, everyone needs it but also wonder how to get most of it! Tempdb is the most important database in SQL Server Engine but less talked about. Knowing tempdb internals and to properly configure tempdb is crucial to avoid the serious implications in your application performance. In this session, we will learn the fundamentals of tempdb database as it is very crucial and […]

“Finding the Right Data Types” by Kevin Wilkie


About Kevin Wilke Kevin Wilkie Sherpa of Data in all of it's various forms, i.e. Power BI, Tableau, R, SQL Server, Oracle, PostGres, etc... Kevin has 15+ years experience with SQL Server and has worked with the product since version 6.5, although he remembers with distaste the early versions of the product. He started […]

Creating your first Azure VM (CANCELLED)


This meeting has been cancelled due to lack of RSVPs. We will try to reschedule this presentation in 2022. Creating your first Azure VM Abstract: Azure SQL VM is part of an Azure SQL family and is a Microsoft’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) product platform. In this 60-minute session, I will demo the creation […]

“Introduction to GDPR” by Yuli Stremovsky


"Intro to GDPR" by Yuli Stremovsky What is GDPR and what do you need to know about it? Yuli Stremovsky is a world-class software and security architect. Founder of and privacy products. Former Checkpoint, and RSA Security employee. An expert in marrying technological solutions with privacy.

What is DevOps and why should DBAs care? Presented by Kathi Kellenberger


You may have heard the term "DevOps" a lot lately, but is this just one of those buzzwords that gets thrown around and means something different depending on who's talking? While traditional software methodologies pit developers and operations folks like DBAs against each other, DevOps requires that they work together for a common goal. And, […]