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Jan
24
Thu
VTUG Winter Warmer 2019 @ Gillette Stadium 1 Patriot Place
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

For more than a decade The Virtualization Technology User Group has been bringing quality speakers and education to you at Gillette Stadium for the Annual Winter Warmer!

This year, our 13th, is no different…Over the next few months more information will be forthcoming; but for now, here is the tentative agenda for January 24th, 2019 at Gillette Stadium:

About VTUG

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Mar
10
Sun
Metrowest Orchestra Tribute to John Ross @ Natick High School Auditorium
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This week we lost a dear friend to the IT community, John Ross. Metrowest Symphony Orchestra will be performing a tribute to John on Sunday. Please join us in celebrating John’s life and the impact he had on us all!

Anyone wishing to share in John’s celebration of life may do so by coming to his memorial Symphony Concert.

Metrowest Symphony Orchestra presents a Celtic program dedicated to John Ross at Natick High School Auditorium
This Sunday at 2:00 PM

Natick High School Auditorium
15 West Street, Natick MA

May
29
Wed
SQL on Azure Databricks: SQL goes Big Data in the Digital Age
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Rhode Island Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group
Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 PM

Did you know that Spark, the Big Data platform used by Azure Databricks, supports SQL as a first-class language? In fact, it supports the full ANSI SQ…

SQL on Azure Databricks: SQL goes Big Data in the Digital Age

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6:30 PM

Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI

5 Members Attending

Did you know that Spark, the Big Data platform used by Azure Databricks, supports SQL as a first-class language? In fact, it supports the full ANSI SQL standard with all the bells and whistles you know and love. So if you’ve been wondering how your SQL skills can be used in the world of Big Data, come to this session. Lot’s of code demonstrations …

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Jun
12
Wed
Paul Braren Speaking @ IT-Pro User Group @ MTTI - Seekonk
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Keynote Presentation:

Intel Xeon D SoC and VMware

Paul Braren will demonstrate just how capable the Intel Xeon D SoC (System on a Chip) really is, and he’ll have one with him! A commitment to power, efficiency, and capability is evident in this design that features up to 128GB of RAM, 2x1GbE and 2x10GbE networking, 6 SATA3 drive bays, and 2 of the world’s fastest consumer M.2/PCIe NVMe SSD drives. Use cases include roll-your-own OpenVPN, Linux (Red Hat RHEL 8, SUSE SLES 15, Ubuntu, etc.), Hyperconverged Nutanix Community Edition (Acropolis), FreeNAS, Citrix XenServer, Windows Server 2012 R2/2016/2019/Hyper-V, and of course, VMware ESXi 6.0 to 6.7U2. Most of his web content includes 4K videos produced on his TinkerTry-exclusive SuperServer Workstation, featuring a vSphere 6.7U2 based datacenter, running many VMs including a Windows 10 VM with 3 GPU outputs that can run up to 4K resolution.

He plans to bring his latest prototype vSphere node along, an exclusive first look for IT Pro User Group attendees only, perhaps the very first in the US! It’s a surprisingly novel approach to compact but powerful and efficient computing, and candid feedback is always valued.

Bio:
Paul Braren resides in Wethersfield Connecticut, and was at IBM for 22 years working with x86 Servers and XIV Storage before joining VMware as a vSAN System Engineer in 2017, becoming a Senior Solutions Engineer in 2018. He’s been an active member of many virtualization communities across the US, presenting most frequently in the northeast, and his voluntary efforts have earned him VMware vExpertVeeam Vanguard, and Top 25 vBlog blog status. He can be found most evenings and weekends tinkering in his home lab, cooking up fresh content as the Founder of TinkerTry IT @ home, “Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more.” Producing over a thousand technical articles and hundreds of popular videos these past 8 years, his latest cost-cutting and green initiative has been seeking out the best IoT/Edge Computing server than can be run in one’s home, effectively, and quietly. Always looking to reduce his carbon footprint, he’s driven over 10,000 miles these past 6 months on electronsinstead of gasoline, while spreading the word about the value of Hyperconverged hardware/software solutions.


Agenda:

6:15pm Dinner provided
6:30 – 7:00 Introduction
7:00 – 7:45 Keynote Presentation
7:45 – 8:00 Break
8:00 – 8:30 Sponsor Presentation
8:30pm Prize Giveaways

Jun
15
Sat
Build AR for Mobile – workshop
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

MassMobile – Mobile Developers’ Meetup
Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 AM

Join us Saturday June 15th (10am-4pm) for Build AR for Mobile workshop and learn how to make your own Augmented Reality app onto your mobile device us…

Build AR for Mobile – workshop

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019, 10:00 AM

Roxbury Innovation Center
2300 Washington St 2nd Floor Boston, MA

1 Mobile Developers Attending

Join us Saturday June 15th (10am-4pm) for Build AR for Mobile workshop and learn how to make your own Augmented Reality app onto your mobile device using Unity. Beginner friendly, no previous experience is required. Lunch is provided! Over the course of the day, you’ll learn the basics of AR development, publishing apps to mobile devices, and inter…

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Aug
7
Wed
Extend Power BI with Python ~ John Miner @ New England Institute of Technology
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rhode Island SQL Server User Group
Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM

Most developers use Power BI desktop to design the visuals and publish to the service for production. Out of the box, Power BI has 29 visuals. There a…

Introduction to Data Science With Python ~ John Miner

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019, 7:00 PM

New England Institute of Technology – East Greenwich Campus
1408 Division Road East Greenwich, Rh

2 RISSUG Members Attending

“Python” and “R” are two well-known data science languages being used today. Both of these languages are part of the open source community and have many free modules available for your use. Which one of the languages do you choose as an enterprise standard? My money is on the “Python” language, due to the fact it can be used to solve business prob…

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Aug
24
Sat
SQL Saturday Providence #892 @ New England Institute of Technology
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rhode Island SQL Server User Group
Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 AM

SQL Saturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and…

SQL Saturday Providence #892

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019, 9:00 AM

New England Institute of Technology – East Greenwich Campus
1408 Division Road East Greenwich, Rh

9 RISSUG Members Attending

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Sep
9
Mon
The Boston MySQL Meetup Group Monthly Meetup
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Boston MySQL Meetup Group
Monday, September 9 at 7:00 PM

This meetup’s topic is TBD. ————- Logistics ————- MIT’s map with the building (E51) highlighted:…

The Boston MySQL Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

Monday, Sep 9, 2019, 7:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

0 Boston-Metro MySQL Users Attending

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Sep
13
Fri
Performance Tuning in 21 Demos by Brent Ozar. Full-Day training
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New England SQL Server User Group
Friday, September 13 at 9:00 AM

Full-day training class by Brent Ozar. Register at https://www.brentozar.com/product/performance-tuning-in-21-demos/ You’re a developer or DBA who wan…

Performance Tuning in 21 Demos by Brent Ozar. Full-Day training

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 9:00 AM

Microsoft
5 Wayside Road Burlington, MA

2 Data Professionals Attending

Full-day training class by Brent Ozar. Register at https://www.brentozar.com/product/performance-tuning-in-21-demos/ You’re a developer or DBA who wants to tune indexes and queries to make your application go faster. You don’t like learning by watching slides or reading white papers – you want to jump right into the code and see what happens. You’r…

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Sep
14
Sat
SQL Saturday Boston
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New England SQL Server User Group
Saturday, September 14 at 9:00 AM

SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and …

SQL Saturday Boston

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 9:00 AM

Microsoft
5 Wayside Road Burlington, MA

5 Data Professionals Attending

SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Sep[masked] at Microsoft (Burlington, MA), 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, Massachusetts, 01803, United States Registration is limited to 300 attendees. Please regist…

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