SQLSaturday 867

Baton Rouge, United States

SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Aug 17 2019 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 2019!

Free SQL Server, .NET, Business Intelligence training and more! 

For the 11th 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. SQLSaturday Baton Rouge 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 the new Baton Rouge Analytics User Group. The event is brought to you by numerous amazing sponsors.

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. It's not just SQL DBA's, we have the entire IT department represented!

  • 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, August 17 2019. 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 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 here.


Kid's STEM Track Info:
For the second year, we have partnered with STEMupBR for an all-day STEM educational track for parents who are registered for SQLSaturday. PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED and there is a small fee for the STEMupBR track for 4th-8th grade kids. Registration link:  http://bit.ly/SQLYouth


Pre-Con Info:
Our two pre-cons have been announced!
Kubernetes: Zero to Hero by Anthony Nocentino
Modern application deployment needs to be fast and consistent to keep up with business objectives and Kubernetes is quickly becoming the standard for deploying container-based applications, fast. In this day-long session, we will start with an architectural overview of a Kubernetes cluster and how it manages application state. Then we will learn how to build a production-ready cluster. With our cluster up and running, we will learn how to interact with our cluster, common administrative tasks, then wrap up with how to deploy applications and SQL Server. At the end of the session, you will know how to set up a Kubernetes cluster, manage a cluster, deploy applications and databases, and how to keep everything up and running.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kubernetes-zero-to-hero-by-anthony-nocentino-tickets-61845012096

Performance Tuning and Optimization for Modern Workloads (SQL Server 2017, Azure SQL Database, and Managed Instance) with Tim Radney
In this workshop we will examine our performance tuning mythology and the key product ‘know-how’ to support modern workloads. We will compare and contrast the most valuable DMVs and functions, the waits and queues tuning methodology, built-in & 3rd party tools to support these environments including Azure Data Studio, real-world monitoring, on-prem/IaaS and PaaS compared, and the proven best practices to help you get the most out of your SQL based deployment.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tim-radney-david-pless-present-performance-tuning-and-optimization-tickets-61843425350

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!

Speaker/Sponsor Banquet:
We will return to the legendary Varsity Theater just outside LSU Campus for our Friday pre-conference banquet for Sponsors, Speakers, and volunteers. More information on registration has been emailed to speakers and sponsors..


Hotel Info:
These hotel group rate discounts are available and must be booked before August 1 to take advantage.

Hotel Indigo : Baton Rouge Downtown | 200 Convention Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
$109/night - IATA: 99801505 Group Code SQL - direct link: SQLSaturday 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown | 462 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70801
$99/night - Direct link: 2019 SQLSaturday

Marriot Courtyard Baton Rouge Downtown | 260 Third Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
$99/night - Direct link: 2019 SQLSaturday 

Staybridge Suites Baton Rouge-Univ at Southgate | 4001 Nicholson Drive Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808 
$119-$129/night - Group Code SQL - 2019 SQLSaturday

Social Media:
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

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What is SQLSaturday?

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, and most costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. At some events you will have the option to pay for lunch at the time of registration. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

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