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The Madison SQL Server Users Group (MADPASS) is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server.  We are here to support the SQL Server users in the Madison, WI area.  We plan to meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month. 

Meetings are always FREE and food is provided.  Details about the next meeting can be found below.

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short Q&A session.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

5:30 - 5:45 - General Q&A session & Announcements
5:45 - 6:15 - Short Presentation
6:15 - 6:45 - Food & Networking
6:45 - 7:45 - Main Presentation
7:45 - 8:00 - Door Prizes & Q&A Session

Meeting Location:  2310 Crossroads Drive Madison, WI 53718. 
It's the building with the Cisco sign facing the interstate near East Towne Mall.


Next Event

Next Meeting: Wed, Jan 28 2015

Always Start With SQL: How Tech Should Flow in Software Design

Speaker: EJ Alexandra, CTO & Director of Development Gaming Informatics

Summary: MSSQL + XML + XSLT = a powerful software design metaphor. This presentation will show an example of how these three technologies can be used together to create powerful software, very, very quickly. And it will all start with a SQL Server Specification Database - that will be created, during the first few minutes of talk. For more information, see http://www.alwaysstartwithsql.com/

About EJ: EJ Alexandra is the CTO and Director of Development for a small software development company in Madison, WI called Gaming Informatics which provides regulatory and ERP Software for the gaming industry. While EJ has been developing software for almost 25 years, he has also spent time as a professional speaker on topics such as networking, windows server administration, and .NET Development. He also owned and managed a web hosting company for 4 years while in Seattle, WA back at the turn of the century. (he feels old :)


5:30 PM - 5:45 PM: General Announcements

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM: Food & Networking

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM: Main Presentation

7:45 PM - 8:00 PM: Wrap-up


Event Time : Wed, Jan 28 2015 17:30 - 20:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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Meeting Location: 2310 Crossroads Dr Madison, Wisconsin

Directions: It's the building with the Cisco sign facing the interstate near East Towne Mall. Park behind the building and walk in main entrance. Our room will be straight ahead on the first floor. Get a Bing map to the meeting location.

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