June 19

Modern Migration Tour

End of support for SQL Server 2008 is almost here (ends in July!), which means it’s time to take flight on your migration strategy. But, do you have a plan in place? What approach should you take to ensure a smooth transition? To guide you through these questions, PASS, Microsoft, and Intel® have teamed up for a series of expert-led events, giving you all the tools you need to get to the final destination—a modern data platform.

June 19

Sharatoga TechTalks @ Troy Innovation Garage - June 2019

Hold onto your seats, because we're about to try something wild - we're taking Sharatoga TechTalks on the road to Troy for our June 2019 meetup! Join us on Wednesday, June 19 at the Troy Innovation Garage for our June Sharatoga TechTalks meetup. Networking starting at 5:30 PM, and TechTalks kick off promptly at 6 until 7 PM at at the Troy Innovation Garage located at 24 4th St, Troy, NY 12180. Schedule: 5:30-6:00 PM - Networking 6:00-7:00 PM - Presentations 7:00+ - Creative Collisions Presenters: Heidi Knoblauch - Founding story of Receipt HQ Kris Walker - Election Tech Taro Omiya - “Design” in Game Design Tyler Frisbee - Jargon File

June 20

AWS Service Catalog: managing governance and compliance

With AWS Service Catalog, organizations can create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS. From virtual machine images, servers, software, and databases to complete multi-tier application architectures, AWS Service Catalog allows you to centrally manage commonly deployed IT services and helps you achieve consistent governance and meet compliance requirements. At this month's meetup, Alan DeLucia, Business Development Manager - AWS Service Catalog, will speak on how organizations can use AWS Service Catalog to help customers scale on AWS with governance and compliance infused in their products.

June 21

Edison vs Tesla: The tale of two prolific innovators and the different rout...

Are you considering how to translate your research and inventions into products and services? Interested in bringing your product to market without actually running a business? Have an interesting idea and don’t know how to proceed? Join the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center (BACC) and the UAlbany Innovation Center for a two-part series focused on the technology licensing process led by Dan Potvin, licensing professional at GE.

June 27

CEG 2019 Technology Awards

Join us fo CEG's 23rd Annual Technology Awards at Rivers Casino on June 27th! Celebrate the region's brightest minds, innovators, researchers, technologists and organizations making a difference in our community and beyond by advancing technology across multiple industry sectors that affect our lives.

July 8

July CASSUG Monthly Meeting

We will have lightning talks for our July monthly meeting! We will post details about each lightning talk as we receive them! Interested in doing a lightning talk for July? Email us at! Our meeting schedule is usually as follows: 5:30 PM Food, soft drinks, and networking 6:15 PM Chapter news and announcements 6:20 PM Presentation (topic changes monthly) We usually wrap up between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM

July 20

SQL Saturday Albany 2019

SQL Saturday is a free technical training event that draws speakers, sponsors, and attendees from around the world to enrich our local and regional community. Topics will vary from database administration, data science, analytics, data security, application development, and more! For more information, to register for the event, or to submit a presentation, go to If you are with a business or organization interested in sponsoring SQL Saturday Albany, you may sign up here:

August 12

August CASSUG Monthly Meeting

Our May guest speaker is Matt Cushing! He will do his presentation: "Networking 101: Getting Ready for a SQL Event!" Looking to get the most out of your SQL Saturday, PASS Summit, or local user group meeting? Plan ahead! Events aren't just about learning new things, they're about meeting new people, networking with peers, and learning different approaches to common issues.