Ohio North SQL Server User Group


The annual user group officers elections have begun. The available positions you can run for are:


Vice President - Cleveland

Vice President - Akron



If you are interested in running for any of these positions please email any of the current officers listed on our user group page.

The actual elections will be held at the April 3rd Cleveland meeting. 


Our user group meets in two different locations at different times of the month. The meetings between locations have different topics so you can certainly attend both.

The first Tuesday of every month from 5PM-7:30PM at the Microsoft office in Independence.
Microsoft Corporation, 6050 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 300, Independence, OH 44131

The third Tuesday of every month from 6PM-8:30PM at the Drips office location in Akron. There is a  large parking garage on South High Street directly across from the Akron Art Museum.
Drips, Inc., 24 N High St., Akron, OH 44308

Our Independence meetings follow the schedule below:
5:00PM - 6:00PM: Prerecorded Video presentation from last year's SQL PASS Summit
6:00PM - 6:15PM: Announcements & Introductions
6:15PM - 7:30PM: Live Speaker Feature Presentation
Afterwards, we usually continue networking across the street at Applebee's.

Our Akron meetings follow the schedule below:
6:00PM - 6:15PM: Announcements & Introductions
6:15PM - 7:30PM: Live Speaker Feature Presentation
Afterwards, we usually hang out at the Hop House next door.

Next Meeting




Python in SQL Server 2017 by Chris Hyde

  • In-Person @ 24 N High St. Akron, Ohio, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 20:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

SQL Server 2017 has finally arrived, bringing with it a host of exciting new features. Of particular interest to BI practitioners and data scientists is the integration of the Python programming language into the SQL ecosystem. This integration opens up a number of possibilities for in-database analytics and intelligent database applications, so let's get started!

In this introductory session we'll briefly introduce the Python language and then look at how to install and administer Machine Learning Services. We'll start to demonstrate the power of Python by showing you how to create and run simple scripts from within T-SQL. We'll then discuss some of the powerful open source packages that are available to aid your data analyses. Finally, we'll go through some examples of how to use Python to integrate data analytical methods in real-world situations, and wow your customers with the power of analytics!

Bio: Chris Hyde is an independent SQL Server BI and DBA consultant based in Albuquerque, NM, and is the leader of the Albuquerque PASS local user group. He is a part of the Friends of Redgate program and was recently named in the Idera ACE class of 2018. He loves loud music and cricket, but not usually at the same time.

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