We are a chapter of the SQL PASS organization here in Northern Nevada! If you are a Database Administrator, Developer, Engineer, Architect, Software Engineer, like-minded professional, or just someone that likes SQL databases and is seeking more knowledge about SQL; WE WANT YOU!

We are a local, non-profit, community education group, and we hope to grow our chapter quickly with members from all over the Greater Northern Nevada area (Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Gardnerville, Minden, Incline Village, etc.) 

If any of this sounds like something that you would be interested in, Register or contact us and let us know!

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SQL PASS Lucheon

posted Mar 18, 2014, 11:27 AM by PASS Northern Nevada

We are pleased to be restarting the Chapter. We will be having a luncheon in Mid-April. Be on the lookout for the event post!

Why Twitter? #SQLHelp!

posted Nov 15, 2012, 2:33 PM by Chris Sherrill

The following is from Brent Ozar's Blog (http://www.brentozar.com/archive/2011/05/twitter-sqlhelp-hash-tag-dos-donts/)

If you’d like to get quick SQL Server help, the #SQLHelp hash tag is a fun way to get it. My original “How to Use the #SQLHelp Hash Tag” post hit a couple of years ago, and it’s time for a followup. Read that post first, and then come back here for some basic guidelines.

Don’t use #SQLHelp to promote your blog. Congratulations on writing an informative post, and we’re sure it’s got some useful information in it, but the #SQLHelp hash tag is for people who are asking questions. Unless your blog post was written to answer a question currently live on #SQLHelp, please refrain from tweeting about your blog.

Do answer a #SQLHelp question with a product if that’s the solution. Vendors build products to solve pain points, and sometimes those pain points surface as #SQLHelp questions. If the answer is a product – whether it’s a free one or a paid one – then feel free to mention it and provide a link. If you’ve got personal experience with the product, that’s even better. If you’re a vendor, you might wanna disclose that in your tweet.

Don’t demo #SQLHelp at conferences by saying, “Say hello, #SQLHelp!” Immediately, dozens of users around the world will reply to you, and the #SQLHelp hash tag will become unusable for half an hour or more. Rather than saying Hello World, ask the audience to give you a question, and then post that question on #SQLHelp.

Do suggest that long discussions move to a Q&A web site. Sometimes questions need a lot more detail than we can get in 140 characters. If you notice a discussion turning into a long back-and-forth conversation, helpfully suggest that the questioner read my tips on writing a good question and then create a post on whatever site you prefer.

Don’t post jobs to #SQLHelp. Use the #SQLJobs hash tag instead.

Do thank people who give you #SQLHelp. This is a group of volunteers who love to lend a helping hand. It’s like getting consulting help for free around the clock. High five ‘em if they helped you get through your day easier.

Join the Group!

posted Nov 15, 2012, 2:06 PM by Chris Sherrill   [ updated Nov 28, 2012, 4:14 PM by PASS Northern Nevada ]

Even if you cannot join us for our meetings, if you would like to register for updates from this group, simply visit the Registration link and sign up! By signing up, you will also be eligible to receive offers from our sponsors.

Now that we have our groups listed on the PASS Home Page, we strongly recommend that you go to the PASS Home page and click the “Find a Local Chapter” button. In the Search box, Type "Nevada" and join PASS and Our Chapter's official roster.

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