SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on May 12 2012 at Jefferson State Community College, 4600 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, Alabama, 35242, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday #112
SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. The fourth edition of this event to hit Birmingham will be held May 12, 2012 at Jefferson State Community College Shelby-Hoover Campus Health Science Building, 4600 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35243. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.
What should you expect at our event?
  • 25 technical session relating to SQL Server and SQL Server related topics from twelve local, regional and national experts and MVPs.
  • Breakfast and beverages provided courtesy of Silver Sponsor TEKSystems.
  • Lunch provided courtesy of Platinum Sponsor Confio Software.
  • The best networking opportunity you will find to meet and mingle with like-minded SQL Server professionals in Birmingham and the surrounding area.
  • Awesome swag and prizes and all of this for FREE.
Prizes you say?  Tell me more.  How about:
  • An XBOX 360 Kinect courtesy of Steel City SQL.
  • A Kindle Fire courtesy of Platinum Sponsor Confio Software
  • A Lenovo Ideapad A1 Tablet courtesy of Steel City SQL
  • A $200 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Gold Sponsor Idera
  • A $100 Best Buy Gift Card courtesy of Gold Sponsor TekSouth
  • A Roku Streaming Media Device courtesy of Gold Sponsor CTS
  • A SQL DBA Bundle and SQL Developer Bundle courtesy of Gold Sponsor Red Gate Software
  • A Set of the 2011 PASS Summit Session DVDs courtesy of SQL Saturday Partner PASS
  • Plus books, thumb drives, paid training access and much more
Where you need to go:
  • The address is 4600 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35243.  Your GPS might get you to the campus, but it might not get you to the right building.
  • There are two main buildings of the Shelby-Hoover campus, we will be in the newer Health Sciences Building.
  • The Health Sciences Building is the one on the corner of Jaguar Drive and Valleydale Road across from Veterans Park.
  • If you show up at 8am on Saturday and there are not a bunch of folks scrambling around getting ready for the event you are in the wrong building.  Hop in your car and head to the other building.
When you need to be there:
  • Doors will open for attendees at 8:00am
  • Main registration check in will begin promptly at 8:00am and go until 8:45am
  • At 8:45am until 9:00am we will have an opening session to cover the events of the day.
  • At 9:00am late registration check in will begin and continue throughout the day as needed.
  • The first technical sessions begin at 9:15am

What you need to bring:
Your SpeedPass
What is SpeedPASS?  It is something new this year that is your ticket to the event, and it includes:
  • Your Admission Ticket
  • Your Name Badge
  • Your Raffle Tickets
  • And all of this in a convenient PDF that prints out on a single sheet of paper
So all you have to do is: 
  • Click LOG IN just below the Ribbon Menu above where is says Speakers 
  • Log in to your account with your PASS username/password
  • Click on [view profile] (same area of the page where you just typed in your login credentials)
  • On your profile page find the second section called Event Registrations
  • Locate the row for Event Name = SQLSaturday #112 - Birmingham 2012
  • In the second to last column (SpeedPASS), click the printer icon to download your SpeedPASS pdf
  • Print out the page
  • And bring it with you (Don’t worry about cutting it up beforehand, we will have plenty of scissors)
  • Show it at the Registration Desk
  • Hold the rest for the Opening Session at 8:45am
We will have limited availability to print your SpeedPASS onsite if you don't bring it with you, but you will likely have to wait until later in the morning to pick it up.  As a bonus for those who show up with your SpeedPASS in hand and ready to go, you will have your choice of a thumb drive or a one week membership to Pluralsight online training available at the Registration Desk at the time of check in WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Event news

  • Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM

     New raffle prize added!  A Lenovo A1 Ideapad tablet courtesy of Steel City SQL.

  • Friday, May 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM

     SQL Saturday is a week from tomorrow and you need to know where to go.  No problem.  Just go the to Health Science Building on the Shelby-Hoover Campus of Jefferson State Community College across from Veterans Park.  This campus has two main building.  We will be in the newer Health Science Building on the corner of Jaguar Drive and Valleydale Road.  If you happen to show up and it is after 8am the  building you are in isn't a hive of activity your GPS has failed you.  Don't sweat it.  Just drive over to the other big building on campus and there we will be.  Just in case you want your GPS to take to the wrong building but at least get you in the neighborhood the address is 4600 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35243.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM

     It is just over two weeks before SQL Saturday #112.  Need a better reason to sign up other than free training and free food?  How about a chance to win and XBOX 360 Kinect, a Kindle Fire, a $200 Amazon Gift Card, a $100 Best Buy Gift Card, SQL Server Tools from Red Gate Software, the set of PASS Summit Session DVDs from 2011 and much more.  Register today as space is filling up fast.

  • Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM

     SQL Saturday #112 is only four weeks away.  Call for speakers is closed and the schedule is complete.  Check out the schedule of sessions or use the schedule builder to plan your day of free training!

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM

     Call for Speakers is only open until this Friday, March 30th.  Submit your sessions now to be included in the schedule.  We will begin finalizing the session schedule the first week of April.

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