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PASSDC Monthly Meeting

  • In-Person @ The Motley Fool - 2000 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 21:00 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Please notewe will be meeting on the 5th floor. Do not go to the 7th floor, it will be closed for construction. 

Our regular meeting, with food provided and a raffle, followed by Office Hours at 
Clyde's of Chevy Chase across the street (downstairs bar). Bring your questions and build your network of SQL Server peers.

Featured Presentation:

Ten Lessons I Learned Building My First Data Warehouse

Geoff Johnson, BI Developer / Analyst Custom Data Systems, Inc.

Over the past nine months I have been focused on one task: building a data warehouse from the ground up. Because SQL Server 2008 Express was my baseline for development tools, I had to get creative with pure T-SQL -- SSIS simply wasn't in my toolbox. Version 1.0 of the data warehouse is now essentially complete, but getting to this point has been a learning process. In this session I will share the top ten lessons I have learned about data warehousing in general and about how to make it work even without SSIS and other tools.

About Geoff:
Geoff is the BI Developer for Custom Data Systems, Inc., a software company offering data management for CPA associations and similar non-profit groups. He has been working with SQL Server for over fifteen years, with a focus on BI and SSRS for 6+ years. Since January of 2016 he has been designed and implemented a data warehouse solution for CDS, Inc. He is an active member of the Richmond SQL Server User Group and counts it a privilege to share what he has learned the hard way with others so they don't have to. He also occasionally blogs about his lessons learned.

Regular Meeting Details

PASSDC meets the second Thursday of each month at the Microsoft office in Chevy Chase. Meetings begin at 6:30pm, and typically last around two hours.


Microsoft Technology Center
5404 Wisconsin Ave. Ste. 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Metro is your friend; the Microsoft office is located above the Friendship Heights Station on the Red Line.






Major Sponsors

Capital Personal Computer User Group ( C P C U G )

WaterOx Consulting



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