SQLSaturday 628

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 Jul 29 2017 at LSU College of Business - Business Education Complex, Nicholson Drive Ext, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 2017!

Free SQL Server, SharePoint and .NET training and more!


For the 9th year, SQLSaturday Baton Rouge is coming to LSU!

SQLSaturday 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 SQLSaturday 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 SQLSaturday? 

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


Saturday, July 29, 2017. Online registration is now open, but it is filling up fast so reserve your spot now. Attendee check-in will begin at 8:00 AM first sessions beginning at 9:15 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


Sponsorship Info:

Complete sponsorship information available soon. Register as a sponsor here.

Pre-Con Info:

Our ONLY PreCon for SQLSat Baton Rouge this year features an ALL DAY Deep Dive into PowerBI with Adam Saxton (Guy in a Cube video series) and Patrick Leblanc of Microsoft! Bring your laptop, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to learn.
See the high-level agenda below:
Preparing Your Organization for Power BI,
To Data Warehouse or Not,
Introduction to the Power BI Desktop,
Introduction to the Power BI Service,
Connecting to and Refreshing Data,
Power BI meets Cortana,
Near real-time Dashboards

Early Bird Pricing Available! Register Today for the Pre-Con on Friday, July 28!

Volunteer Info:

We are always in need of more volunteers.  There are plenty of different opportunities available from helping with registration, to proctoring sessions you already plan to attend, and much more.  If you're interested in helping put on this great event, you can sign up at registration or after 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! Sign up to volunteer!


Hotel Info:

We have two confirmed hotel partners as of June 9. Please note our Friday evening banquet location has changed and may not be as close to downtown hotels as in past years.

Hotel Name: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

Group Code: SQLS

Hotel Name: Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown

Group Name: 2017 SQL Saturday 
Group Code: SPR

Twitter info:

The event hash tag is #sqlsatbr. Note that #SQLSatLA is for Los Angeles. :)

Follow the official SQL Saturday Baton Rouge twitter account at @SQLSatBR!

The Baton Rouge Chapter of PASS tweets at @BRSSUG

Facebook: Facebook.com/SQLSaturdayBR



SQL Saturday #628 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 numerous amazing 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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