SQLSaturday 619

Rochester, 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 Apr 29 2017 at Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New York, 14623, United States

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Welcome to Rochester's 6th Annual SQL Saturday!


Free* SQL Server training! Chance to win great prizes! What more could a SQL Server Professional ask for? If this sounds good to you then don’t miss your opportunity to attend SQL Saturday #619, the largest FREE* training event dedicated exclusively to SQL Server Administration, Development and Business Intelligence to hit Rochester, NY.  

* There is a modest $10 fee for lunch.

SQL Saturday Rochester (#SQLsatROC)? What is it? Why should you sacrifice a Saturday in Upstate NY? When is it? Where is it? How do I get involved? Let us fill you in.


This is a one day training event for SQL Server (BI, DBA & Developer) professionals and those interested in the ever-expanding Microsoft Data Platform.

Why: This is a great opportunity to learn from people who have been there and to network with other professionals doing the same thing you are doing. This professional level training and networking can set yourself apart from others!


Saturday, April 29th, 2017. Register online now to reserve your spot. Attendee check-in will begin at 8:00 AM and run through 8:45 AM. The first sessions start at 8:30 AM.

Where: Golisano Hall at Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. A map of the campus can be found here.  Parking for the event will be in the J Lot and the T Lot.

How: All you have to do is register online to reserve your spot, drop in on Saturday and attend the sessions you like.

Visiting from out of town? We recommend the Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, located right next to the RIT campus.

So what are you waiting for? Register today to be a part of SQLSaturday #619!

Pre-Conference Session

SQL Saturday is pleased to bring you the following pre-conference session on Friday, April 28th!

Git for the Data Professional

This is a full day pre-con for DBAs, database developers, and application developers who want to get started with storing their database schema in git. We will cover using git from the command line and with Visual Studio. We will be using Github as our central repository, but will discuss other cloud and on premises options for the primary repository. Our example application will be an ASP.NET MVC application and SQL Database whose schema will be managed by SSDT.

Participants will be expected to have a laptop with Visual Studio 2017 (Community or Professional Edition), the latest Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2016, Git for Windows and TortoiseGit. A Github URL for the example application will be provided in advance. Attendees will be expected to have cloned the repo, compiled the application, and run it locally.

Presenter: Justin Dearing

Justin Dearing has been working in IT since 2002. He started as a night shift AS/400 operator and rose through the ranks at a series of companies. He currently works as a developer for Alan Seiden Consulting. Justin has served in both the development and production side of the house on Windows, Unix and Midrange Platforms. His database experience includes MongoDB, MySQL, Postgres and Microsoft SQL server. These days he programs in C#, PowerShell and Python and PHP.

Justin has trained individuals and teams in companies in three countries on various aspects of software development.

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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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