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 <a href="http://www.tgsm.com.au/">George Hotel</a> 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.


*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

Mar 27,2014
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.

Mar 11,2014
Welcome aboard CU2 Global
as Bronze Sponsors for SQL
Saturday Melbourne.   Please
check out their website
at http://www.cu2global.com

Mar 3,2014
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.

Feb 21,2014
NOTE: We have had a change of
venue to Monash University at
Caulfield Campus.

Feb 11,2014
If you're attending then submit your
session votes at our survey

Feb 9,2014
 Thanks to Microsoft for becoming a Platinum sponsor.

Feb 6,2014
 The call for speakers will close tomorrow.  Last chance to get a session submitted and the quality so far looks tremendous.

Jan 31,2014
 The closing date for the Call for Speakers is fast approaching.   If you'd ike to submit a session then please register it here before Friday, 7th Feb 2014.

Event Sponsors

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