SQL Fargo


(and the surrounding area!)

SQL PASS Fargo is a group of area SQL professionals that want to exchange knowledge, tools, scripts, tips, and performance enhancements for Microsoft SQL Server.  We are open to all levels of database knowledge - from the uninitiated to the advanced database administrator.

Please check the schedule below for our announcements on our monthly meetings.

Meetings occur on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Fargo Public Library in the Fercho room.  From 7pm to 8pm, there will be a formal topic or presentation, but feel free to come early or stay late and chat with the other participants.

Upcoming Events

Next Meeting




February Meeting / Video

  • In-Person @ 102 3rd St N Fargo, North Dakota, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 19:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Fercho Room

February SQL Pass Fargo Meeting!


We will be watching and discussing a video from the 2015 24 Hours of PASS archive. Members will vote on which video to watch at the beginning of the meeting. Choices are:

1) Common Table Expressions - Advanced
2) Every Byte Counts: Why Your Data Type Choice Matters
3) Overlord - tracking changes, real-time, in your environment
4) SQL Server Agent: The life preserver for the drowning DBA
5) Turbo-Charged Transaction Logs

As usual, the room will be open around 6 and we can stay until 9pm, formal presentation from 7pm to 8pm. Members usually show up around 6:30 or so and chat beforehand.

Featured Presentation:

24 Hours of Pass Video

Nem Schlecht, IT App Admin Supervisor Border States Electric

We will vote on and then watch a video from the 2015 24 Hours of Pass and then discuss.

About Nem:
I've been a Server Administrator and DBA for 20+ years and have worked with multiple operating systems (UNIX variants, Mac OS X and Windows) and database engines (MySQL/MariaDB, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and MSSQL). I currently work a lot with PowerShell and automation as well as supervising a group of awesome systems administrators. I've worked for a large state university system, a start-up company, and everything in-between (including my own consulting company). I currently work for Border States Electric.




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