Olympia Area SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the website for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group (OASSUG) in Thurston County, Washington. Our meetings feature excellent presentations plus the opportunity to network with SQL Server professionals.


Next Meeting: Wed, Oct 19 2016

R engine included into SQL Server 2016

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, Oct 19 2016 14:30 - 16:30 Pacific Daylight Time


5000 Abbey Way SE

Lacey, Washington

October meeting

Updated Location:

This month we are switching our meeting location and time.  We will be meeting at St. Martins University in Lacey.   Meeting time will be at 2:45 PM this month to give you a little extra time to make your way to St. Martins  The meeting will be held in the Industrial Lab (Engineering) building, which is noted as building 23 on this map:  https://www.stmartin.edu/sites/default/files/smu-files/public-safety/smu-2d-map.pdf.  Please make sure you park in the open parking out near Pacific Avenue, which is a short walk to the meeting location.  Note the meeting room doesn’t have a room number, but there will be a plague that says “Col. Charles Hodges Jr. Microsoft Software and Systems Lab”.  We will try to get some signs up to help direct you. If you get lost go to room 111 for directions.

Link to presentation:


Featured Presentation

R engine included into SQL Server 2016

Speaker: Harold Nelson

Summary: I’m sure you all have heard about the R engine being included into SQL Server 2016. In this presentation Harold will be speaking about R. He will be providing a brief history for S and R. Additionally, he will be talking about using R in the command line mode, and providing a few simple examples of R code. His examples will show how to use vectors, function, Data Frames, Extensibility – Packages, and graphics. If you have been wondering how to write simple “R” code, so you can use it within SQL Server 2016 then you don’t want to miss this presentation. . http://rpubs.com/HaroldNelsonJr43/220265

About Harold: Harold Nelson is an economist with a PhD from the University of California, San Diego. In graduate school he specialized in econometrics (economic statistics). The largest part of his working career was spent in the Forecasting Division of OFM (the governor's budget office). He supervised the human services section, which was involved in forecasting and program evaluation for various human services programs including Medical Assistance, Long Term Care and corrections. At OFM Harold's primary data analysis tool was SAS. He has recently dropped SAS and become interested in R and uses it in teaching statistics and data analysis.



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Call for Speakers

Peter Palka is trying to put together a 6 month calendar of speakers and topics. Peter would like to start having two presentations per meeting. One topic could be a short 15 minute presentation and then the other could be a 60-90 minute topic. 

 If you have done something you think is noteworthy that others could benefit from, Peter would like to hear from you. He is willing to help you turn any ideas you have into a presentation. OASSUG is a user group, provided and supported by local area SQL Server users.

  Remember you don’t have to do a full-blown 90 minute presentation; even just a short presentation would be a great way to support our local SQL Server user group.



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