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Thursday, November 15, 2018

What I Learned at PASS Summit 2018

Language: English
Event Type: Professional Development


Event Time : November 15, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm


2400-555 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Direction: Elevators to the 24th floor are located by the security desk on the W. Hastings side.

Featured Presentation

What I Learned at PASS Summit 2018

Scott Stauffer
Richard Baumet

Summary: For those of you wanting to get a run-down of what's new and exciting this year coming out of PASS Summit 2018, come join Richard Baumet and Scott Stauffer to hear about everything they learned in Seattle this year! They'll talk about new features and improvements in SQL Server 2019, the future of SQL Server, and new directions with the ultimate hybrid platform for data and AI.

PlentyOfFish Media ULC has generously sponsored both the location and pizza for this event, so please RSVP to let us know you are coming, so we can make sure we have enough food and drinks on hand.

About Scott Stauffer:

Scott Stauffer (@SQLSocialite) is very PASSionate about data and enjoys meeting with like-minded data geeks. He started the Vancouver PASS Chapter in 2004. In 2008, Scott was recognized by Microsoft with a SQL Server MVP award. In 2009, Scott started a PASS BI Chapter in Vancouver, and was also at one time the PASS Regional Chapter Mentor for Canada. For over a dozen years he has been an independent consultant working with clients to solve their data woes and extract insight from their business data. He has spoken at the local chapter as well as DevTeach, SQLSaturday, and numerous other events.

About Richard Baumet:

Richard Baumet has been working for Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management ( now under RBC Global Asset Management Inc.) for the over 15 years as a SQL Server DBA. He has also been the local PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) Chapter leader for the last 10 years and a member since 2002. He has spoken at the local chapter as well as DevTeach in Vancouver, Microsoft TechDays in Vancouver, RunAsRadio and Techfest in Vancouver.


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Next meeting Thursday, December 20th, 2018 to be announced.


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