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The Charlotte SQL Server User Group meets monthly to network amongst each other and  learn SQL Server topics from the experts.

 
 
 

Charlotte, NC has a dynamic, growing business environment filled with opportunities for Microsoft SQL Server professionals. The goal of the Charlotte SQL Server User Group is to encourage and support the growth of that environment by providing a venue for user education and peer collaboration.

Connect with Database Administrators and Business Intelligence professionals from the Charlotte, NC region at our monthly meetings. Free food is provided by our sponsors.
Share your knowledge within the Chapter and improve your presentation skills.
Grow your personal network with local business contacts and recruiters at our events
• Improve your database skills with our excellent training delivered by the finest industry experts and MVPs

You are Invited – Join us for our monthly meetings

We meet once monthly for 2 hours for friendly networking and expert training sessions covering a variety of Microsoft SQL Server topics. Stay in touch to learn when the next meetup is planned, by signing up for our email announcements. It’s free and food is provided. RSVP is required for each meeting using the email links provided monthly.

Next Meeting:

November Meeting Invitation

Please join us for the monthly Charlotte SQL Server User Group evening meeting.

  • What ~ Charlotte SQL Server User Group Meeting

  • When ~ Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

    • 5:30 PM Networking with Food & Refreshments
    • 6:00 PM Technical Presentation
    • 7:30 PM Meeting End
  • Where @ 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273 Map it

  • PresenterShannon Lowder

  • Topic Becoming a Data Scientist

  • Registration – Free RSVP required at EventBrite

Register for the Meeting

Shannon Lowder

For over 15 years Shannon Lowder has been spotting patterns and learning ways to work smarter instead of harder. He started with development and moved into database administration. Using TSQL, Database Jobs and PowerShell, he automated himself out of contracts quickly. As Business Intelligence became a greater demand, he moved into SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS development. Early on, he tried using PowerShell and .Net to automate BI Development. Later those efforts turned to Biml. After founding a startup six years ago, he finds himself a data platform consultant, designing and guiding other professionals to build highly automated enterprise solutions. Today, he is a Biml Hero candidate and is awaiting the final approval for the award.

You’ve all heard about data scientists, and seen job postings for them. But what is the job like, really? Let me share the story of my first official data science project. While sharing the story I’ll stop to point out the skills used that many DBAs, PowerShell junkies, BI developers and architects already have. There may be a few new topics you’ll want to pick up. This is a show and tell session. It’s my hope that you come away with a better understanding of what a data scientist is, and be able to measure how far between where you are and your own first project.

 


 2018 Meeting Dates:


November 28th, 2018 AP1 (Fourth Wed) – Moved from the 21st due to Thanksgiving!!
December 19th, 2018 AP1 (Third Wed)


 2019 Meeting Dates:


We are saving these dates as the tentative meeting dates for 2019 Calendar year. We are able to reserve 6 months out, so the full annual schedule is not available, but we generally try to meet on the third Wednesday of the month. For the past few years, we’ve met in the same room, in AP1, at Microsoft. In 2019, the meeting location may vary, so please check the monthly invitation. The second location is in AP2, across the parking lot at the opposite end, catty-corner from our meeting location in AP1.

We may change the meeting date depending on speaker availability and other factors, so please confirm via the official invitation before you commit to your calendar.

January 23rd, 2019 APx (Forth Wed) – CANCELLED!
February 20th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
March 20th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
April 17th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
May 15th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
June 19th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
July 17th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
August 21st, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
September 18th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
October 16th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
November 20th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
December 18th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)

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