SQL Saturday events occur in cities all over. These events give technology professionals and students the opportunity to learn about database technologies, business intelligence, and new and emerging data trends to improve skills and master data. I have been privileged to attend and speak and several SQL Saturdays around the world but the SQL Saturday in Redmond, Washington is special because it is close to home for Microsoft and people in the greater Seattle area. SQL Saturday is always a free, sponsor-supported event with 60 to 90 minute, conference-length sessions presented by several noted industry professionals, authors and trainers. Many of these sessions are selections of the same great learning content you would get from the same presenters at a large industry conference which might cost thousands of dollars to attend. One of the great perks of being in Microsoft’s backyard is that several sessions are delivered by Microsoft product team leaders, with insider tips and timely information available from the people who develop SQL Server, Azure Services, Power BI and the rest of these great products.
In addition to the shorter sessions on Saturday, all-day preconference sessions on Friday give attendees the option for deeper, focused learning for a small fee to cover travel, facility and material costs. This year, on Friday, Feb 9th; four preconference sessions are offered by traveling presenters. Join Arnie Rowland, Ben Miller, Vern Rabe or myself for a full-day deep-dive into one of these compelling topics. The following is from a recent announcement to the Pacific Northwest SQL User Group Members:
SQL Saturday Redmond – Feb 10, 2018
Just a reminder that SQLSaturday#696 will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Building 92, 15010 NE 35th St, Redmond, Washington, United States, 98052. SQLSaturday#696 is a free one day training event for SQL Server professionals and those interested in SQL Server. Please register for SQL Saturday Redmond 2018 at Registration.
Four All-day Preconferences – Friday, Feb 9, 2018
Also this year, we are offering Pre-Cons on Friday February 9, 2018, the day before SQLSaturday, in the same building (92): 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Each PreCon is well worth the modest fee. Register for a SQL Saturday Redmond PreCon by accessing its Eventbrite link below:
Building a Business Intelligence Solution with Power BI – Paul Turley https://www.eventbrite.com/e/power-bi-hands-on-workshop-tickets-41327327148
T-SQL for Performance and Accuracy – Vern Rabe https://www.eventbrite.com/e/t-sql-for-performance-and-accuracy-tickets-41172854115?aff=es2
Quelling Your Queasies: Mastering Technical Presentations – Arnie Rowland https://redmondprecon2017.eventbrite.com/
PowerShell Modules for the DBA – Ben Miller https://www.eventbrite.com/e/powershell-modules-for-the-dba-tickets-41368075026
See you there!
Please plan to join us in Redmond, on the Microsoft Campus – for the preconference on Friday, February 9th – and for SQL Saturday on February 10th, 2018.