Welcome to SQLSaturday #552
November 19th, 2016 (Mahoney State Park)
Where do I get my SpeedPASS?
To get your SpeedPASS for SQLSaturday #552 just click the link, choose SQL Saturday #552, then download your SpeedPASS.
Do I need a Nebraska State Park Permit?
Yes, you need to have a Nebraska State Park Permit. If you have an annual permit you are good to go, but if you don't you'll need to get a daily permit. You can get this at the gate when you enter the park, but you can only imagine how long the line will be if you and 180 attendees wait to get your permit when you enter the park. A daily permit costs $5 and is good until noon the following day.
We highly recommend getting your permit in advance by visiting the Nebraska Game and Parks website to purchase your park entry permit.
Complete Surveys for our SQL Saturday?
Surveys for our SQLSaturday
will go live on November 19th. Please take the time to let us know how we did and how the speakers did that you listened to. We appreciate your feedback.
Event Survey: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/552/EventEval.aspx
Speaker Surveys: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/552/sessions/sessionevaluation.aspx
SQLSaturday is a day-long free training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.
We bring in a lot of volunteer speakers, we have lunch on site catered by Mahoney State Park. Speaker's presentations range from beginning to advanced, covering a host of SQL Server related products and technologies.
In addition, you can network with fellow SQL Server professionals, people who do what you do. You'll even have a chance to win cool door prizes!
SQLSaturday will be held at Peter Kiewit Lodge, E.T. Mahoney State Park, 28500 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003. This location is about halfway between Lincoln and Omaha and should provide a great place for everyone to get together. http://outdoornebraska.gov/mahoney/
Why not make a weekend of it? Get a cabin or room for the weekend and bring the family. Yes, it will be November so the weather could be iffy, but it is certainly a chance for everyone to relax, do some ice skating or visit the Air and Space Museum adjacent to the park or maybe your significant other would prefer to go shopping at the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall just a short 10 minutes from the park.
Please note that a valid Nebraska Park permit is required to enter the park. Permits are available and NGPC Website for $5 for a daily pass or $25 for an annual pass. You can also get a daily pass at the gate upon arrival. It may be possible that a sponsor will provide us with daily passes…HINT HINT.
There will be three separate Precons the day before, on Friday, November 18, 2016, at the E.T. Mahoney State Park, Peter Kiewit Lodge. These are full-day training events, early-bird special only $120 before September 1st
(or $135 after). These seminars will feature highly knowledgeable speakers spending an entire day delving deep into their respective subjects. These are training opportunities that you don't want to miss!
Kevin Kline: 50 Things Every SQL Developer Should Know
Level 200-300 course where you will learn answers to questions such as What are the most problematic patterns and anti-patterns that trip up SQL Server developers on a daily basis? What sort of SQL and Transact-SQL challenges does every SQL Server developer encounter at some point in their career? This full-day, pre-conference seminar takes a tour of the most common and challenging issues that database developers face. Learn how to conquer them in the lab today so that they won’t take you surprise in the future. Loaded with live demonstrations and useful techniques, this session will teach you how to take your SQL Server queries mundane to masterful. More information and registration.
Kevin Boles: Tune Like a Guru
In this Pre-Con event we will cover a wide array of topics that form the backbone of my SQL Server performance analysis and tuning work. As a long-time relational engine consultant, I have repeatedly found that the majority of clients I work with get amazing improvements by simply putting to use a fairly small collection of knowledge and tools. More information and registration.
William E. Pearson III: Getting Started with Power BI
Level 100- 200 course. The focus of the course is to help those unacquainted with the features that debut in Power BI to become familiar with the assembly of data from diverse sources into data models that deliver BI upon demand, and to leverage current features for enhanced analysis and reporting. More information and registration.
Peter Kiewit Lodge at E.T. Mahoney State Park, 28500 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003 has lodging in addition to the conference space we will be using. Space is limited and will go fast as many people reserve rooms here for vacation and holidays. We currently have 15 rooms blocked out at this location, just call (402) 944-2523(402) 944-2523 and mention Lincoln SQL Server User Group to reserve your room. Room rates are $96.14 including tax. There are also a very limited number of cabins available starting at $135, but we don't have any of these blocked so first come, first served.
To keep track of event news and updates, follow us on Twitter with #sqlsat552, and follow our group @LincolnSSUG. You can also check out our local User Group's website.