Charleston SQL PASS 227 was a great success!  Thank you to everyone involved for their support.  

SUMMIT 2013 was awesome too!  I will be setting a meeting in the future for us to review some fo the outstanding sessions!

 Upcoming Events
Sorry, there are no upcoming meetings. Please check back for updates.

Charleston, SC PASS Chapter 






Welcome to the homepage of the Charleston PASS chapter, the SQL Server User Group for Charleston, SC. The chapter meetings are taking place third Thursday every month.

The Professional Association for SQL Server is committed to empowering the SQL Server community to connect, share, learn, and be inspired through networking and knowledge sharing. The Association has played an active role in restarting and supporting the relaunch of the Charleston chapter. And, the local chapter leadership is committed to supporting the local SQL professionals.

The chapter meetings are to be held at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC - check back often for alternate venues.

CSU is located at 9200 University Blvd. Charleston, SC 29406.

Charleston PASS chapter meetings are FREE and open to all SQL professionals.

These monthly meetings will start around 6:00pm with a networking session (a.k.a. food, coffee and refreshments). Speakers will take stage at or shortly after 6:30pm. Please check back regularly for our updated meeting schedule.

Would you like to attend our meetings? We look forward to seeing you! (You can also join PASS for free here.)

Thank you for your interest in the Charleston PASS User Group!

We look forward to seeing you!

Click on the link for directions to CSU.

 Upcoming Meetings

Chris Hyde will be visiting to discuss how to become certified!  Our meeting time is back to 6:30pm and our meeting room is back in Ashby Hall Room AH207

We look forward to seeing you there next week!

(updated 4.15.14)


(Updated 02.17.14)

Charleston Southern University has invited Chris Skorlinski to come down from MS Charlotte to discuss 'The Best Interview EVER!'
He will be here at 4:30PM on 2/20/14
The talk will be held at Wingo Hall Room DW 132
Contact me @ if you need details!

CSU will be hosting our User Group! 

(posted 9.11.13)

After the confusion surrounding last month's user group meeting, I contact Charleston Southern University and they have welcomed us with open arms!  We will be meeting in Ashby Hall room AH 207.  Feel free to check out their FB they are supporting us in more ways than one!


Our meeting night and time will change effective 8.20.2013

I am moving the time of our meetings and the day of the week in an attempt to avoid scheduling conflicts with other user groups in the area as well as 5 o'clock rush hour traffic.  Shannon Lowder will be here on 9/24/2013 to show us how to map out our development as DBAs.  Please try to be at CSU by 6pm - The session will start at 6:30pm.  Of course, there will be food and drinks  - if you have any questions or concerns please contact me directly at

Ryan McKnight
Charleston PASS Chapter Leader




CodeLynx // Software Engineering and Electronic Security Systems in Charleston, SC



 Next Meeting

 The Next Meeting scheduled for
TUESDAY 4/22/2014
6:30 PM
Charleston Southern University
Ashby Hall Room AH207


Becoming Certified In Microsoft SQL Server

Chris Hyde has been working with the Microsoft SQL Server stack for over twelve years and has completed certification exams in SQL versions 2012, 2008, 2005, and 2000. He is a Senior Consultant with Leidos Health specializing in the healthcare market, which he particularly enjoys as he gets to tackle different types of data problems at each client. He is currently on the board of the Albuquerque chapter of SQL PASS.

About the Speaker

Chris Hyde 

A "Tally" table, or table of numbers, can be used to improve your T-SQL querying performance and efficiency in a variety of ways. In this session, we'll look at different techniques you can use in a multitude of situations, including creating large volumes of test data very quickly, reporting on gaps in your data, and replacing cursors and other looping mechanisms in your queries.

Directions to hall:
From Charlotte (I-77 down to I-26) you will get off of I-26 at exit 205B. At the first traffic light take a left into campus. Take an immediate right and enter campus through the Charleston Southern gates. You should be staring at the chapel. Ashby Hall  is the building on the right. Enter the front door and go straight thru.  Exit the glass doors, Room AH207 is on your left.