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 Apr 05 2014 at Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 888 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East , Victoria, 3145, Australia

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Welcome to SQLSaturday #296 (Melbourne, VIC)


SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Apr 5 2014 at Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Building H, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Victoria 3145. Sessions will be presented by some of the best SQL Server trainers, consultants and professionals in the region, including a number of MVPs and MCMs.
Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of $15 so that we can provide refreshments at morning and afternoon breaks as well as a lunch - not pizza!

Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

Speaking at SQL Saturday

If you are interested in having the opportunity to present at SQL Saturday Melbourne, then submit your session abstract and bio here. You don't have to be experienced as we are all about giving new community speakers an opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the best.

Public Transport to Monash University, Caulfield Campus (Location)

By train and tram:

The Caulfield Railway Station is adjacent to the campus. Four lines stop at the station: Cranbourne, Dandenong, Frankston and Pakenham. The No. 3  or 3a tram between Melbourne University and East Malvern will take you directly to the Caulfield campus.

By bus:

Bus Route 624 -- Kew, Auburn Railway Station, Caulfield Railway Station, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Oakleigh Railway Station.

Bus Route 900 -- Stud Park Shopping Centre, Waverley Park, Monash University Clayton campus, Huntingdale Station, Oakleigh Railway Station, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Monash University Caulfield campus, Caulfield Railway Station.

For those travelling to Melbourne for the event, you will need to purchase a Myki Card for use on all public transport.  Details can be found on the PTV website.

Preferred Hotels

Tolarno Hotel  42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182

Standard Room (Queen) $130
Balcony Room ($160)
Superior Mansion Room ($160)
Quote "SQL Conference" when booking.


There are also numerous Backpacker Hostels around St Kilda for those on a budget.

Community Celebration

In the SQL Server community, we like to have fun as well as learn more about the product. So, thanks to our generous sponsors, we will also be hosting an "after-party" at the George Hotel in South Melbourne (right next to South Melbourne Market).

Getting there from Monash University is easy.  Simply take the 3a Tram (towards Melbourne University) from outside the University to stop 138 at Luna Park.  Then change there to the 96 Tram (towards East Brunswick) and get off at stop 127 at South Melbourne.   It's a short walk along Coventry Street past the markets to the George Hotel.

We will be located in the George Room & Courtyard.   There will be some food provided.

Event news

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM

    Just announced the venue for the After Party.
    We'll be at the George Hotel, South Melbourne
    in the George Room & Courtyard.

    Make sure you update your status to
    indicate if you are coming so that we can
    organise catering.

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM

    Welcome aboard CU2 Global
    as Bronze Sponsors for SQL
    Saturday Melbourne.   Please
    check out their website
    at http://www.cu2global.com

  • Monday, March 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM

    SQL Saturday Melbourne has broken
    the 200 barrier for registrations.
    There's still time to register before we
    hit our room limits.   Get in quick.

  • Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM

    NOTE: We have had a change of
    venue to Monash University at
    Caulfield Campus.

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM

    If you're attending then submit your
    session votes at our survey

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