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The Madison SQL Server Users Group (MADPASS) is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server. We are here to support the SQL Server users in the Madison, WI area. We plan to meet on the third Wednesday of every month.

Meetings are always FREE and food is provided. Details about the next meeting can be found below.

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:

5:30 - 5:45 - General Q&A session & Announcements
5:45 - 6:15 - Food &Networking
6:15 - 7:30 - Main Presentation
7:30 -7:45 - Q&A Session / Door Prizes / Wrap-up


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May MADPASS Meeting | AMA with John Eisbrener, Joe Obbish, and Lonny Niederstadt

  • In-Person @ 5510 Nobel Drive Fitchburg, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • Online @ None
  • 17:45 - 19:45 Central Daylight Time

Join us for a night of networking, lightning talks, and a panel "ask-me-anything" session with 3 SQL Server experts! Between the three of them, there isn't much that John, Joe, and Lonny haven't seen. Bring your questions and get some answers! You don't want to miss this one!

Featured Presentation:

AMA with John Eisbrener, Joe Obbish, and Lonny Niederstadt

Joe Obbish, Business Intelligence Developer

Details on lightning talks forthcoming

About Joe:
Joe Obbish has nearly a decade of experience with SQL Server and other database platforms. He works as a query tuning, columnstore, and scalability expert within Epic, a large EHR and analytics vendor in Madison, WI. In less than two years he became one of the top contributors for SQL Server on the DBA StackExchange community. Joe blogs about advanced columnstore and query tuning topics on his blog, In his spare time, Joe enjoys baking and sharing these treats with his coworkers.

AMA with John Eisbrener, Joe Obbish, and Lonny Niederstadt

John Eisbrener, Owner/Principal Consultant DB Atlas

Details forthcoming

About John:
John is a DBA (Default Blame Assignee) with over a decade of experience breaking and subsequently fixing, database solutions. He maintains separate swear jars for Oracle, Postgres, and Greenplum, but keeps the largest container reserved for SQL Server. When not accumulating loose change for his children's college funds, John can be found trying to help others with their database solutions as the Principal Consultant for DB Atlas, speaking at various SQL Saturdays throughout the Midwest, or helping out with his local PASS chapter meetings in Madison, WI.

AMA with John Eisbrener, Joe Obbish, and Lonny Niederstadt

Lonny Niederstadt, Systems Engineer Epic

Details forthcoming

About Lonny:
For 18 years, Lonny has worked with EMR databases for Epic. His current work includes SQL Server performance and scalability investigations, and developing best practices. Lonny lives in Fitchburg, Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, Lonny enjoys long walks in the woods, and considers himself extremely lucky every time he finds his way home again.

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