Welcome to SQLSaturday #46 -- Raleigh NC -- 18 Sep

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. The Triangle SQL Server users group (visit triPASS at http://www.tripass.org) of Raleigh NC is hosting an event on September 18, 2010 at ECPI, 4101 Doie Cope Road; Raleigh, NC 27613. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships.  (New sponsors are needed -- please visit Sponsors page for information.)   We do charge a lunch fee of 10.00 so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza!

What do you get in exchange for your Saturday?

  • Content, Content, Content! There will be multiple tracks for you to explore and learn more about: Database Administration, Business Intelligence and Database Development by  top notch speakers from around the country.
  • Face to Face interaction with other DBAs and Database professionals
  • Contacts with other SQL Server professionals working in the trenches
  • Amazing giveaways and SWAG from top vendors!
  • After Party!

Do not delay! Sign up today to reserve your seat for the final SQL Saturday in North Carolina this year!  Please Register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.   We currently have a survey that we are running to help us pick from the 59 great sessions submitted.  Please take a moment to complete the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YV9V3KB.  This will help us address the wants and needs of our attendees.

The schedule has been posted! http://www.sqlsaturday.com/schedule.aspx

 

Register

*We do ask that you consider to OPT-IN for the Sponsors of this event. Without their assistance, we cannot bring this FREE event to you. You can always opt-out if and when they contact! Thank you for your consideration.

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Event News

Sep 19,2010

 HOTEL INFORMATION

We are pleased to announce that we have two hotels that are giving us discounted rates for SQL Saturday.

The Hampton Inn Crabtree is offering $69 per night.  (This is $40 off their regular rates).  The hotel is located at 6209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC  27612.  Please make reservations directly with the hotel at (919) 782-1112.  Please mention SQL Saturday to get the discounted rates.  Reservations need to be made no later than August 17th to get these great rates.   The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle between the airport and within 3 miles of the hotel.  (ECPI is about 1 1/2 miles away).  

Embassy Suites is offering suites at a discounted rate of $89 per night.  This is a great savings for where two folks don't mind sharing a room.  Each suite has a common area (wet bar, microwave, fridge) and bathroom.  Each suite has two rooms.  They are available in double bed or king bed sizes.   Embassy Suites has setup our own web page for registering for a room at these rates.  It can be found at:
http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/RDUCMES-SQL-20100917/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG


Other hotels in the area are:

Embassy Suites - 8001 Arco Corporate Drive, Raleigh, NC  27617  (919) 572-2200  (near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport)

Hampton Inn - 8021 Arco Corporate Drive, Raleigh, NC  27617  (919) 484-0500 (near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and a neighbor to the Embassy Suite)


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Sep 16,2010
ATTENTION! ECPI Parking Information

There will be several spots directly in the front of the entrance for the ECPI building that are labeled" Visitor Parking Only".  ECPI will be open for business as usual this Saturday and requires that these spots be made available for their prospective students. 

Therefore, no SQL Saturday parking is allowed in any of these visitor spots.  We will have No Parking signs in front of these spots as well as volunteers ensuring that if anyone tries to part there, they will be asked to move their vehicle.  There will be plenty of other parking options the ECPI parking lot.

Thank you for your attention in this matter and we'll see you all there!

Sep 14,2010
 Less than a week to go for SQL Saturday #46!  Be sure to let your friends, co-workers and other assorted DB professionals know about this great day of training.  See you all there!


Aug 17,2010
Attention Prospective Speakers

For those wondering, we have received so many wonderful sessions from so many talented people that we are experiencing a delay in finalizing our session schedule.  Have no fear, we plan on finalizing our selections by Tuesday, August 24.  Those speakers selected will be notified as soon as possible.  Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to submit sessions to our event.  Events like this wouldn't be possible without your hard work and willingness to volunteer your time.

May 28,2010
The sponsorship plan for the Raleigh event is now available on the Sponsors page.
May 26,2010
 We have just been informed by the Hampton Inn that it has been sold to new management.  The name of the hotel will be changing to Comfort Inn and Suites.  Our negotiated rates will remain the same, and our block of rooms will continue to be held.  The contact information for the hotel will remain the same.

We just wanted to update you on this change. 

Apr 17,2010

 HOTEL INFORMATION

We are pleased to announce that we have two hotels that are giving us discounted rates for SQL Saturday.

The Hampton Inn Crabtree is offering $69 per night.  (This is $40 off their regular rates).  The hotel is located at 6209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC  27612.  Please make reservations directly with the hotel at (919) 782-1112.  Please mention SQL Saturday to get the discounted rates.  Reservations need to be made no later than August 17th to get these great rates.   The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle between the airport and within 3 miles of the hotel.  (ECPI is about 1 1/2 miles away).  

Embassy Suites is offering suites at a discounted rate of $89 per night.  This is a great savings for where two folks don't mind sharing a room.  Each suite has a common area (wet bar, microwave, fridge) and bathroom.  Each suite has two rooms.  They are available in double bed or king bed sizes.   Embassy Suites has setup our own web page for registering for a room at these rates.  It can be found at:
http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/RDUCMES-SQL-20100917/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG


Other hotels in the area are:

Embassy Suites - 8001 Arco Corporate Drive, Raleigh, NC  27617  (919) 572-2200  (near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport)

Hampton Inn - 8021 Arco Corporate Drive, Raleigh, NC  27617  (919) 484-0500 (near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and a neighbor to the Embassy Suite)


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