Welcome to SQLSaturday
SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, all costs other than the non-refundable $15 lunch fee are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.
We are very excited to have 2 prominent experts providing pre-cons this year. Get a day of training at an amazing price the day before SQL Saturday!
Melissa Coates presents: Architecting a Data Lake
This full-day session on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 will focus on principles for designing and implementing a data lake. There will be a mix of concepts, lessons learned, and technical implementation details. This session is approximately 70% demonstrations: we will create a data lake, populate it, organize it, query it, and integrate it with a relational database via logical constructs. You will leave this session with an understanding of the benefits and challenges of a multi-platform analytics/DW/BI environment, as well as recommendations for how to get started.
Ed Leighton-Dick presents: Securing the Data Platform
Your database servers are insecure, and you know it. Unfortunately, so does the person upstairs who just wants to take a peek. That executive who wants a copy of the database to build some reports on the plane knows it. So does the call center rep who's trying to provide great service to the customer on the phone. And the hacker who's attacking your website? Yeah, they know it, too. We can no longer rely solely on the same old security practices to protect our data. We need to secure the data at its source.
** Remember that if you register for a pre-con it does NOT automatically register you for SQL Saturday. Don't forget to register for our free day of training on Saturday as well!
Notice of Venue Regulations
Due to Microsoft MTC policies, we are not permitted to have unsupervised children at our event. This includes the children of attendees, speakers, organizers, and sponsors. This does not mean they can't come, it just means that If you bring a child along they must remain with you or a guardian at all times.
There are no baby-sitting services provided at the event.
We regret having to make this announcement but this is a professional event, and to be able to use the amazing venue that Microsoft graciously donates we must adhere to these requirements.