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 are covered by donations and sponsorships except for our hot lunch which is just $15.00 (non-refundable). Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.
We are very excited to have 3 prominent experts providing pre-cons this year. Get a day of training at an amazing price the day before SQL Saturday!
Erik Darling Presents Total Server Performance Tuning
You've been working with SQL Server for a few years, and you're sick and tired of not being able to understand how it all works. Every day, you stare at monitoring tool charts and graphs, wait stats, and widgets, and none of it seems to add up. In this fast paced full day of demos, I'm going to show you how queries interact with your server, and each other. You'll discover that concurrency isn't just about locking and blocking; concurrency is also about hardware. I'm going to teach you how to diagnose your worst server issues and practical ways to solve them.
Register for Erik's Pre-con here
Use the coupon code "votesql" to get $50 off.
Jason Horner Presents Azure Data Factory Deep Dive
This immersive full day hands on session will arm you with all the skills you need to build and orchestrate pipelines using Azure Data Factory v2 that solve both traditional data integration problems and also adapt to newer challenges such as real-time and complex event processing. We will start with a conceptual overview, and then explore using metadata to build scalable serverless pipelines to move data from disparate data sources including On-Premises and Platform As A Service. We will look at how to leverage SSIS Lift and shift to maximize reuse for your existing code base and review the pros and cons of this approach. We will dive deep and cover the design patterns and architectures for modern data warehouses and big data pipelines. We will also review best practices for operationalizing solutions including configuring monitoring, logging and alerting and implementing DevOps and CI/CD. This day is everything you need to do amazing things with Azure Data Factory.
Register for Jason's Pre-con here
Ravi Kumar Presents Power BI in a day Hands-On
Attend this Power BI Hands-on comprehensive class with Ravi Kumar to learn how to model your data and how to create beautiful visuals using your data. Full day introductory course will give you a great working knowledge on how Power BI works in general. We will be covering Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service for the following topics: Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service, Power BI On Premises Server, SSAS Tabular.
Register for Ravi's Pre-con here
** 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.