Iowa SQL Server User Group


Since September 9, 2009, we are an active PASS Local Group serving our technical community in the Des Moines, IA, and the surrounding areas.



In the original bylaws of IASSUG, Article II - Purpose, stated:   "The purpose of this chapter or group shall be to provide an independent forum in the central Iowa area for system administrators, developers and general users of Microsoft SQL Server and users and vendors of products and services that are of interest to the users of Microsoft SQL Server and services that are of interest to the users of Microsoft SQL Server.  To support that purpose, the chapter or group shall undertake the following:

  1. Actively advance and promote the effective utilization of products and services by promoting a free exchange of information concerning the effective use of such products and services by members of the organization.
  2. To conduct meetings and other programs concerned with the development and exchange of information among members;
  3. Communicate user needs in all areas of interest;
  4. Provide feedback to the vendor of the SQL Server families of products."

We remember our past, but for the present we align with the Mission statement  "Empower data professionals who leverage Microsoft technologies to connect, share, and learn through networking, knowledge sharing, and peer-based learning."

Local Group Leaders

  • Juan Moya - IASSUG Chapter Leader (May 5, 2020 to present)
  • Fred Botts - Board Member (Former IASSUG Chapter Leader (2014 to 2020))
  • Jingyang Li - Board Member (Technical Director/VP (May 20, 2020 to present)
  • Board Member (Marketing Director/VP )  -- volunteer needed
  • Board Member (Professional Development/VP) -- volunteer needed
  • Board Member (Logistics Director/VP) -- volunteer needed
  • Local Group Volunteers: Andrew Gallagher, Database Administrator, Hy-Vee Inc., Grimes, IA
  • SQLSaturday Des Moines Planning Volunteers: Steven Martinez, Jingyang Li, John Arick, Andrew Gallagher, and Rich Townsend

We would like to thank Martin McCombs, IASSUG member since 2009, for his prior service volunteering his time to update this site.


We are an active Chapter/Local Group located in Des Moines, IA, in partnership with the Professional Association for SQL Server (  This is a user group that is free to join and gives access to resources for the local group as well as you the individual member.

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