Welcome to SQLSaturday #21

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held October 17, 2009 at Seminole Community College, 100 Weldon Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773. Admittance to this event is free, but to to the challenging nature of fund raising this year there will be a $10 fee due at registration to cover the cost of lunch (a great boxed lunch from Jason's Deli). All other costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

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Event News

Oct 22,2009

Finally attendance was 230, thanks for all who participated! We're working on getting the files from the sessions uploaded, you can find them by going to the schedule page and selecting the session you're interested in. We also just posted the notes from the event evaluations at http://blog.sqlsaturday.com/2009/10/sqlsaturday-21-event-evaluation-results.html, and are pleased to announce Joe Celko as the speaker with the most votes!


Oct 13,2009

Almost final update before the event! Everything is on track for Saturday, we will proceed regardless of weather. Visit our location page for general directions. Once you arrive on campus we'll be located in building "J", which is on the south end of the campus. J building is adjacent to the fire department training building. We will try to have signs posted to make sure you find us.

  • Parking is free
  • Very limited wifi available, recommend you leave the laptop at home and travel light
  • Please visit the check-in desk when you arrive. You'll get a bag with some event related materials, a name badge, and most importantly - your lunch ticket! If for some reason we don't have a ticket for you but you have paid, we'll work it out while you're in the first session
  • Lunch is at 12:30 and will be served outside. For those that purchased lunch the choices will be turkey, roast beef, and vegetarian. Please only grab a vegetarian lunch if you requested one.
  • During lunch we'll have a presentation by Confio for those that would like to see a great product demo, and Joe Celko will be holding an informal talk in the courtyard
  • Bring business cards, you're bound to meet some new people
  • We'll be raffling off some books and other prizes about 5:30. During the break between the last session and the raffle come back to the courtyard area for something cold to drink and some more networking
  • After the raffle join us at Jax Fifth Ave (directions also on location page)

Email is you have any questions, and we'll see you on Saturday!


Oct 7,2009

Less than 25 seats remaining, sign up soon! All is going well, we're on track for a great event. More details on logistics will be posted next week.


Sep 23,2009

We've just loaded up a new event flyer by volunteer Bob Blaydes, you can download it from http://www.sqlsaturday.com/eventflyer.aspx?eventid=32. Please print and distribute a few copies at the office, maybe post one in high traffic areas like the main lobby and the elevator too!


Sep 22,2009

One last minute change to the schedule, due to some great collaboration from the local Oracle User Group Joe Celko will be coming to Orlando for SQLSaturday #21. He'll be doing an information discussion about lunch that discusses his career, ANSI SQL, and more, and then he'll be doing a full hour session at the end of the day. One more reason to attend!


Sep 13,2009

We're at 190 registered and still climbing! We'll be having a 30 minute networking and raffle session immediately following the event due to conclude by 5:30 or a bit later, and then we'll have a true after party at Jax Fifth Ave in Lake Mary. It's a good place for dinner and they have about 30 kinds of beer on tap! The after party is a great time. to relax with old friends and new.


Sep 4,2009

We've just released thesession schedule for the event, 9 tracks - 53 one hour sessions - 5 fifteen mini presentations ----our best schedule ever! If you're undecided we think the range of sessions and speakers will convince you. Don't forget to look at our seminars leading up to the free event too.


Aug 25,2009

We now have 50 sessions submitted and a few more on the way, we're going to need more rooms! Registration is over 90 and we'll be publishing the schedule next week. Reminder that the call for speaker closes August 30th. Please help us spread the word about the event, grab our event flyer and forward to colleages and managers where you work. Don't forget our great seminar series either, an entire week of sql where you can take one seminar or take them all!


Aug 17,2009
  • We've had 33 sessions submitted so far and still some time left for speakers to add more! Take a look at the schedule page to see all the details.
  • Registration is climbing nicely, more than 60 so far and we haven't set the final schedule of sessions!
  • We've set up a whole series of seminars the week prior to SQLSaturday. If one day of training isn't enough, consider attending one or more of these low cost seminars to really increase your SQL knowledge!

Jul 27,2009

It took longer than we anticipated but we just received confirmation of the date and location of our 2009 SQLSaturday. Thanks again to Lenny Portelli and Melinda White from Seminole Community College for being such great partners to SQLSaturday and oPASS. We're looking forward to a great event!

 


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