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Welcome to the Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group

Looking for SQL Server training but don't have the budget for training. In partnership with Pragmatic Works, JSSUG is pleased to offer the best virtual training available. $150 of the proceeds of you taking one of these virtual classes goes directly to supporting our non-profit user group. We use all proceeds to pay for dinners during the meetings and flying in speakers to present at each user group. Additionally it goes towards SQL Saturday.    Please click on the 'Training' tab for more information.


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:

6:00 - 6:20 - General Q&A session & Announcements 6:20 - 7:30 - Presentation(s) 7:30 - 7:45 - Door prizes and Question & Answer session 7:45-Whenever - Social time

 **NEW Location**Address:

Mudville Grille
3105 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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If you have any questions, please feel free to email: Devin Knight at Tom Brenneman at

Next Meeting

Next Meeting: Wed, Jan 21 2015

JSSUG Monthly Meeting - January 21, 2015

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

Our monthly meetings as usual the third Wednesday of every month.


UTC : Wed, Jan 21 2015 23:00 - 00:30
Event Time : Wed, Jan 21 2015 18:00 - 19:30 (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Wed, Jan 21 2015 23:00 - 00:30


3105 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, Florida

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Speaker: Devin Knight, BI Consultant Pragmatic Works

Summary: Integration Services is a powerful data integration tool that allows you Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) data to fit your business needs. In this session you will learn how the basics of how SSIS fits into your BI ecosystem and how to get started using it in your environment.

About Devin: Devin Knight a Microsoft MVP and the Training Director at Pragmatic Works Consulting. He is an author of six SQL Server books and speaks at conferences like PASS Summit, PASS Business Analytics Conference, SQL Saturdays and Code Camps. He is also a contributing member to the PASS Business Intelligence Virtual Chapter. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is the Vice President of the local users group (JSSUG).



What is Pragmatic Works Foundation?

The Pragmatic Works Foundation is a non-profit organization created to find passionate people who are interested in joining the technology field but cannot make the financial investments needed for training and hardware. The goal is to provide candidates the opportunity to learn new technologies from industry experts. In addition to offering free training, we work with our onsite recruiter to help place candidates who complete training with a new career in technology. We all respect and honor those who have served for our country, that’s why we are devoted to helping veterans that are interested in transitioning to a new IT career.

What does it involve?
After submitting a personal profile for consideration, qualified candidates will be selected to attend an orientation. The purpose of the orientation is to inform selected candidates of the different technical career options available and what to expect from each. This also gives candidates the opportunity to ask questions so they can determine if our program is truly for them. IT jobs are not for everyone, so the orientation is a great way to determine whether or not this is the right career path for you.

Following the orientation, approximately 6 candidates will be invited back for a week (with an optional second week) of training.

What makes someone a qualified candidate?
  • A well thought out personal profile
  • A passion for technology
  • A strong work ethic
  • Ability to learn and retain new information quickly
  • Willingness to spend time studying outside of training hours
In addition to these qualifying attributes, potential candidates transitioning from any of the United States Armed Forces will receive special consideration. Please do not apply if you have been convicted of a felony.
What is required of me?
The most important thing you can bring to Foundation is your excitement and desire to learn. It is by no means an easy task to learn a new technology, but with a strong work ethic both in the classroom and at home, your likelihood of success in our program will be high. If you are transitioning from a job you currently hold you will be required to have one week (with a second optional week) off for training.
How can I be considered?
If you would like to be considered by our review panel to join our next group of candidates please fill out a personal profile and return it to Those who interview will have to complete a technical test (research based, no prior experience required). Please be aware that for each session, we typically have 3 applications per seat in the class, so make sure you really show your personality in your application.
When is the next class?
We have the classes quarterly or as demand increases, monthly.

Foundation FAQ
Upcoming Classes:
  • July 15th through the 19th, 2013
  • December 16th through the 20th, 2013

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