Welcome to SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2015!
Free SQL Server, SharePoint and .NET training
Thanks for an amazing event!
SQL Saturday is a global event to bring Information Technology speakers and professionals together for a community-driven, community-attended free day of technical training. The Baton Rouge SQL Saturday event is sponsored by the Baton Rouge SQL Server and .net User Groups, and will be our annual event on campus at LSU. We expect 600+ regional IT professionals and national speakers to join us. This free conference is open to the public and is perfect for students, CIO's, database administrators, developers, IT managers, server admins and job-seekers.
An all day FREE training event with SQL Server, Development and SharePoint related sessions spread out over multiple tracks of Business Intelligence, Database Administration, SQL Development, SharePoint, IT Pro and .NET development.
Who Attends SQL Saturday?
Folks with the following skillsets are drawn to SQL Saturday Baton Rouge because of the professional networking, free training, and giveaways:
- SQL Server Administrators
- Business Intelligence Developers
- Data Analysts
- ETL Developers
- C#/VB.NET Developers
- Mobile Developers
- Windows Server Admins
- SharePoint Architects
- SharePoint Developers
- Network Administrators
- Quality Assurance Analysts
- IT Managers
- Project Managers
- Hiring Managers
- Jobseekers of all levels of experience
We got some great feedback and testimonials, like these actual responses:
After our hugely successful 2014 event, we sent out an internet survey to all registered attendees. Check out the results of our last, most important question:
- “Some very good talks with great content, large community of very smart, talented developers, great networking, and awesome SWAG/goodies”
- “Great networking opportunity, good way to get to know the community. Some talks were really excellent presentations on state of the art database techniques.”
- “Lots of companies with great networking opportunities; lots of free training and free stuff. High quality and free is very unique.”
- “It was a fun way to network and learn about how everyone is using technology that we can bring back to our own organizations. It is a chance to learn something new, and meet new people.”
- “My first sql saturday and certainly not my last. Had a very nice time.”
Saturday, August 1, 2015. Online registration is now open, but it is filling up fast so reserve your spot now. Attendee check-in will begin at 7:00 AM with opening comments from 8:00 AM and the first sessions beginning at 8:20 AM. A full list of session tracks and schedule is available.
Our event will be hosted at the new LSU College of Business building, next door to our previous location on LSU Campus. LSU's new gem of a building gives us up to 17 classrooms, a large atrium and a 300-seat auditorium for our keynote and prize giveaways!
Louisiana State University
Business Education Complex
Nicholson Drive Extension
Baton Rouge, La. 70803
Complete sponsorship information is available in our sponsor booklet here. Register as a sponsor here.
SQL Saturday is thrilled for the second year to offer paid pre-con training events on Friday, July 31. The all-day trainings will be held at our user groups facility partner the Louisiana Technology Park (latechpark.com). The Current
Pre-Con lineup is as follows:
DLM Training workshop - Database Source Control
Come to this workshop and take the first step in improving
your database development process with DLM. You'll learn how
to Source control your database, deploy your databases from source
control, and see how to monitor and track database changes across development,
testing, and production environments.
full details of the workshop outline visit the Redgate training page.
The Enterprise Scripting Workshop
DBA life is frustrating: you rarely have time to innovate, because the same
tasks fill up your time day after day. Your users are unhappy about how long it
takes to resolve “simple” tickets. You have to put big items on hold because
special requests come in. As careful you are, mistakes creep in as you get
this workshop, the MidnightDBAs show you how to develop enterprise scripts with
a huge range of uses. A good set of reusable scripts will reduce task time from
hours – or even days – to just a few minutes, and eliminate mistakes from your
philosophy – tackle simple tasks with the whole environment in mind
data store – define the benefits and uses of a single central database for
common-use data and metadata
of tools – choose the best tool (Powershell, T-SQL, SSIS, or other) for the job
ground work – prepare your environment for enterprise scripting
world scripts – work through dozens of enterprise scripting issues (like
alerting, error handling, multiple SQL versions, and more) as we develop a real
enterprise script in class
This session is for database administrators, with a basic
understanding of Powershell. It’s for anyone who touches backups or security,
maintains databases, troubleshoots performance, monitors disk space, or any of
a hundred other DBA tasks. Enterprise scripting is for anyone who has more
tasks than time.
If you're interested in helping put on this great event and didn't get a chance to sign up to volunteer during registration. Please follow the link and sign up for whatever you'd be willing to help with. If something is not on the list that you'd like to volunteer for please send us an email, any help is appreciated! http://volunteer.sqlpass.org//Events/Detail.aspx?EventID=sqlsatbr
Three different hotels have offered discounts for the SQL Saturday Baton Rouge weekend! Big thanks to Visit Baton Rouge for helping set up these partnerships. Complete discount info here: http://www.visitbatonrouge.com/sqlsaturdaybatonrouge/.
The event hash tag is #sqlsatbr.
Follow the official SQL Saturday Baton Rouge twitter account at @SQLSatBR! The Baton Rouge Chapter of PASS tweets at @BRSSUG.
SQL Saturday #423 is presented by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server, the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group. Also involved are the Baton Rouge .NET User Group, and Baton Rouge IT Pros User Group. The event is brought to you by these sponsors.