Another SQL Saturday in Indianapolis has finished and I am both exhausted and excited that we were able to have such a successful event. The unofficial count is about 480 registered attendees with an approximately 275 people attending. Both new records. Read more here.
We are just over a week away and have reached our maximum limit of 450 registered attendees. A NEW RECORD. But don’t worry, we do have a wait list and you can still Register Here. Don’t forget we still have seats available for our THREE Pre-conference sessions on Friday, August 11th.
I had a great time delivering my presentation on “How to get SQL Server Certified” at the SQL Saturday in Atlanta. I’m always in awe at the size of this event and the organization that goes into its planning. If you ever get a chance to go, you should.
I will be in Atlanta this weekend to talk about SQL Server certifications. However, I know many of you will not be able to attend. So I have made a short video to explain almost everything you need to know about getting certified. I hope it is helpful in clearing up in confusion on the direction you may want to take to further your goals.
Stayed up way too late working on the SQL Saturday Schedule. But it is now posted. Such an awesome group of speakers from all over the country coming to Indiana to share their knowledge. I am so grateful to them for volunteering their time and expertise.
I’ve already passed both Exams, but I just bought these two books anyway. Maybe a giveway prize for SQL Saturday – Indianapolis on August 12th? I’ve heard rumours of Fidget Spinners as well. Be sure to register soon.
I can’t believe I have not been to a SQL Saturday in almost two months. I missed Cleveland last month so I could catch up on some of my college workload. But this weekend I will be attending SQL Saturday – Chicago delivering a presentation on how to get SQL Server Certified.
Ladies and Gentlemen! SQL Saturday of Indianapolis is now live. I am so excited to once again be able to organize the biggest and best SQL Saturday in the Midwest. We will have 45 of the top SQL professionals and speakers from around the country joining us to share their time and experience with you. And remember we are moving our venue 15-20 miles north this year to be able to accommodate a growing number of attendees. So don’t worry about getting waitlisted this year and be the first kid on your block to register for our August 12th, 2017 event. http://www.sqlsaturday.com/629/EventHome.aspx Also, if you would like to be a sponsor for our great event, please visit the sponsor sign up page on our website.
It is a very cold and rainy day for the first SQL Saturday of 2017. Nashville is one of the events I attend every year as there are many members of the #SQLFamily that also attend. I am getting to do two sessions this year. First up at 8:30 am is my presentation on “The PROCESS of Queries”. This is the one I have been requested to present the most often. It is a very beginner level into how queries are optimized and how this effects batches, transactions, and errors. The second session will be at 1:30 pm and is a brand new presentation for a SQL Saturday, “The Basics of Data Manipulation”. This is from one of my favorite chapters from the T-SQL courses that I teach and I am really excited to put it into a one hour session format.
Headed back down to Atlanta on December 10th for another SQL Saturday. It is the Business Intelligence Edition, but I will be talking about the new Streamlined Microsoft Certifications and how you can become certifiable.
I had such a great time at the SQL Saturday in St. Louis. There were about 25 people for my presentation which you can download here. I am thinking of reworking the last portion of it, but you can watch a streamlined version of my presentation here. I really enjoyed George Walkey’s presentation on Using Powershell to Document SQL Server. His scripts from that session are invaluable.
Meet me in St. Louis where I will be presenting my session on “The PROCESS of Queries“. SQL Saturday is a free training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held on Sep 10 2016 at SLU Center for Workforce & Organizational Developement, 3545 Lindell Blvd , Saint Louis, Missouri, 63103, United States.
That’s a wrap for SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2016. We had record breaking attendance and a great day of excellent training sessions. Thank you again to all the sponsors, speakers, volunteers and of course all the attendees for supporting our most awesome community event. Lessons learned, we will definitely have a bigger room for the #SQLStarter track. They were definitely our biggest sessions and hopefully will be added to other SQL Saturday events. (My session on SQL Certifications was so nice, I ended up doing it twice.) I think our biggest mistake is that we ran out of coffee about an hour before lunch and we almost had a revolt. Fortunately, the caterers arrived just in the nick of time. I hope to see everyone again next year.
Had a great time at the SQL Saturday in Louisville, KY. I always enjoy this one because it is only a two hour drive and I get to see the southern contingent of the #sqlfamily. I delivered my presentation on The PROCESS of Queries which seems to have become my most popular session. You can download the demo scripts and powerpoint presentation here or as always watch the abbreviated video version here. Really enjoyed the great reviews and even picked up some tweets during the session.