SQLSaturday 423

Baton Rouge, United States

PASS SQLSaturday is a free training event for professionals who use the Microsoft data platform. These community events offer content across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more. This event will be held on Aug 01 2015 at Louisiana State University - Business Education Complex, Nicholson Drive Ext, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70808, United States

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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
  • Students
  • Project Managers
  • Hiring Managers
  • Jobseekers of all levels of experience
  • Students
  • CIO's
  • CEO's

We got some great feedback and testimonials, like these actual responses:

  • “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.”
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:


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

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Sponsorship Info:

Complete sponsorship information is available in our sponsor booklet here. Register as a sponsor here.

Pre-Con Info:

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:

Pre-Con #1


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. 

For full details of the workshop outline visit the Redgate training page.

Pre-Con #2


The Enterprise Scripting Workshop

The 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 busier.

We’ve been there.

In 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 environment.

You’ll learn:

·         Enterprise philosophy – tackle simple tasks with the whole environment in mind

·         Single data store – define the benefits and uses of a single central database for common-use data and metadata

·         Choice of tools – choose the best tool (Powershell, T-SQL, SSIS, or other) for the job

·         Environment ground work – prepare your environment for enterprise scripting

·         Real 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.



Volunteer Info:

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

Hotel Info:

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/.


Twitter info:

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.

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What is a PASS SQLSaturday?

PASS SQLSaturdays are local events organized by PASS community members around the world. PASS is a not-for-profit association for data professionals who leverage the Microsoft Data Platform, offering interactive learning built by community and guided by trusted data experts.

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