Welcome to SQLSaturday #198
Join us for SQLSaturday 198 in gorgeous Vancouver Canada on February 16th, 2013. We are welcoming both local, Canadian speakers and international SQL rockstars to this 400-person event at British Columbia's Institute of Technology.
SQL Saturday is run completely by volunteers for the SQL Server community in Vancouver. Admittance to the event is free thanks to our wonderful sponsors. There is a small, $10 lunch fee that will cover an excellent meal catered by BCIT exclusively for this event.
Join us for our Lightning Talk session! A Lightning Talk is a 5 minute session where you get to have some fun while sharpening your public speaking skills. Pick a SQL related topic you know about and try to make it interesting or fun. You can even add a few graphics to help convey your message, and if you are really nervous or run into an issue, there is a moderator who will help you through to the end.
Often first time speakers are worried they don’t have anything interesting to talk about or their topics are not interesting. Trust us! Your idea will be exciting to many, and 5 minutes is not a great length of time to start learning how to deliver a session. How often have you chatted with a colleague in the office about an issue or topic of mutual interest, and the time flew by? Consider this is that time; a time to chat with other SQL professionals who are truly interested in what you have to say.
The #SQLfamily needs you! Our goal for these talks is to encourage and support you to become a speaker and share your knowledge with the SQL community.
SQL Saturday 198 Official Hotel
The Best Western Downtown has offered to put our rowdy bunch up for both Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th for only $75 per night! This includes access to their roof-top pool, free wifi, and a shuttle service to the train station on Sunday morning for those headed to the MVP Summit. The $75 rate gets you either a queen sized bed or two twins. You can upgrade to a King for $10 more a night. Visit their Trip Advisor page to learn more.
To book this hotel, please call either toll free at (888) 669-9888 or local at 604-669-9888 and ask for the SQL Saturday group rate. You can also make your request by email at firstname.lastname@example.org