Baltimore SQL Server Users Group

Join the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group to expand your knowledge and network!  We hold free monthly meetings focusing on SQL Server DBA, Development, Business Intelligence and Professional Development topics.  We meet at the Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center located at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD 21046. Our meetings are typically on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and they are free to attend.  We generally have food, drinks and sometimes dessert, besides one or two valuable educational sessions.

  Next Meeting - October 18, 2016 @ 6:30 PM


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Time Topic
6:30 PM Title - Apex Systems Job Fair

Abstract - Come network with Apex Systems to learn about opportunities in the area.  This is a great opportunity to learn and grow your career, whether you are currently in the job market or not.  Learn about the latest trends in the market, gain valuable advice on how to advance your career and get your questions answered to make sure you are on the right career path.
7:00 PM

Title - Implementing Full Text Search of PDF documents with PostgreSQL

Abstract - This presentation will provide an overview of implementing full text search of PDF documents with the PostgreSQl open source database. I will use a Ruby on Rails application running on Ubuntu Linux using VMWare's VMPlayer running on Windows.

Speaker - Ron Jewell

7:15 PM Title - Advanced Power BI with the Power Query Formula Language

Abstract - When using Power Query to retrieve and transform data, there is code that is generated and executed within Power BI. This code is the Power Query Formula Language (informally known as “M”). This language is very powerful and can perform a variety of simple to advanced tasks. Using this language, beyond the Power BI dialogs, menus and toolbars, you can develop a wide range of data loading and transformation scenarios. This demo-heavy session will introduce the Power Query Formula Language. We will examine how the to use the language to create simple and advanced data loading and transformation solutions. There will be several real-world scenarios that show the power of this language and application within Power BI.

Speaker - Stan Bice is a Senior Data Warehouse Developer for PANDORA Jewelry, based in Baltimore. He has over 20 years of overall software development experience, creating solutions for a variety of well-known brands and industries. He has designed and developed client-server and web-based solutions, along with database and reporting solutions. He has focused on database development, data warehouses and business intelligence over the past 8 years.

Stan has spoken at user groups and code camps, and has participated at give camps. In his spare time, he is active in his church, works with a volunteer fire department, and is a technical reviewer for Manning Press. Stan also enjoys learning other software development tools and skills.
  Sponsors - Apex Systems ( and
Apex Systems is the 6th largest technical staffing firm in the US. Apex was founded in 1995, is headquartered in Richmond, and has a presence in about 50 markets across the US. We specialize in placing technologists on a contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire basis. Apex has specific technology practices, such as Database/BI, with skill set aligned Recruiters. The Senior Database Recruiter for our Baltimore and DC offices works with 20-25 clients who have SQL environments and typically sees about 10 openings a month for SQL Developers and/or DBA’s.
For more information on Apex, visit, or contact Jared Sanson (email | LinkedIn) our SQL Recruiter for Baltimore and DC.


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Join the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group

Join the BSSUG and expand your SQL Server knowledge.  Here's how to get started:

> Official mailing list (Constant Contact)
> General announcements and job postings (Yahoo Group)
> LinkedIn
> Meetup 

Interested in speaking or sponsorship?  We are looking to round off our speakers and sponsors for the year. If you are interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities please contact Jeremy Kadlec.

Baltimore SQL Server Users Group History

The BSSUG was started in the days before SQL Server 7.0, back in 1999, by Raymond Barley.  The group has met in a few different places and been co-lead by a few different individuals, but the group has always been in the BWI-Columbia area.  We are a constantly growing group and always interested in meeting new members.  We are a member of the Capital PC Users Group and a SQL PASS official chapter.

Baltimore SQL Server Users Group Leadership

Ray Barley
Raymond Barley
Jeremy Kadlec of Edgewood Solutions and
Jeremy Kadlec
- BSSUG Founder in 1999
- Principal Architect at RDA Corporation
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
- Champion Award Recipient  
- SQL Server Consultant @ Edgewood Solutions
- Co-Founder of
- Author, Speaker and Trainer
- Co-Leader of the Baltimore SSUG

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