March 3, 2015 2 Comments
Aaron Buma and I, with help from the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) have formed an official PASS chapter called the Bellingham SQL Server Users Group.
Here is the description of what a PASS Chapter is:
PASS Chapters are local user groups that meet regularly in communities around the world to share their passion and knowledge about Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence. Each Chapter has its own style, leadership, and schedule to meet members’ needs. And with over 250 PASS Chapters worldwide – and growing – there’s likely a group in your area.
PASS Chapters are a free and easily accessible resource for learning more about SQL Server and connecting with other SQL Server professionals in your area. They are also your local connection to the PASS Community.
We will be scheduling 2 events per month, one will be an after work event, usually at 6:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday or Wednesday of the month (depending on scheduling). This meeting will usually be 2 hours with information on other PASS events, a guest presenter, and some time for networking with others in the chapter.
The second event will be a networking lunch where we just pick a restaurant somewhere in Bellingham to meet with the users group for lunch once a month. This will be on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Call to Action:
To register as a member of our chapter, please visit http://SqlPass.org click on the “Find a Local Chapter” button in the top left area. When you see the list of chapters, scroll to “Bellingham SQL Server Users Group” in the list of chapters, and click the “Register to Join” button if you are not already registered with PASS, or if you are already registered, click the “Join” button.
March 10th – First Chapter Meeting.
The first chapter meeting will be a week from now, March 10th in the Emergency Reporting conference room in Suite 301. As a supporter of the PASS chapter startup, Pete Jongema on behalf of Emergency Reporting has allowed us to use the conference room until we get a more permanent place. At this first meeting, I will be doing a presentation on SQL Server Query Performance Tuning.
Address 851 Coho Way, Suite 301, Bellingham WA 98225.
March 24th – First Networking Lunch.
The first networking lunch will be at Noon on March 24th at Buffalo Wild Wings in the Bellis Fair Mall.
Please Invite Others
Please help us get this going by forwarding a link to this posting along to anyone you know locally who works with SQL Server or who may be interested in SQL Server.