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
- Project Managers
- Hiring Managers
- Jobseekers of all levels of experience
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
Complete sponsorship information available soon. Register as a sponsor here.
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!
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!
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 Name: SQL SATURDAY
Group Code: SQLS
Hotel Name: Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown
Group Name: 2017 SQL Saturday
Group Code: SPR
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.
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.