SQLSaturday 959

Jacksonville, 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 Sep 12 2020 at The University of North Florida Campus, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, 32224, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday Jacksonville!

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server and data professionals who want to learn how to elevate their careers to the next level. This is the 13th year of SQL Saturday in Jacksonville and will be held on May 2, 2020. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. SQL Saturday Jacksonville is hosted by Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group which is a 501c3 non profit organization.

Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from SQL Server Experts, Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server Authors, and Professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

When: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Cost: FREE!!!

Where: University of North Florida Campus, Main Campus, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Building 51 and Building 4. Parking in Garage 38 near the baseball fields. 

Hotel Discount: We have a group rate at the Hyatt Place right next to UNF at the Town Center. Here is the link to our group rate. https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/florida/hyatt-place-jacksonville-st-johns-town-center/jaxzs?corp_id=G-SQLS

SQL Clinic We will have a room setup for you to ask our SQL Experts's for assistance with any current challenges you might be having. Look for this image posted at the door.

Women In Technlology Lunch Panel

We will be hosting a Women In Technology Panel during the lunch hour. The topic will be 'Do No Harm and Take No Crap' and will be hosted by Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman

All are welcome!



Click here for an Interactive map of the UNF campus with Building 51 highlighted


Click here for an Interactive map of the UNF campus with Building4 highlighted

So what are you waiting for? Register today to be a part of SQL Saturday! #959!


Friday, May 1st Precons

PreCon #1: Performance Tuning in 21 Demos - Brent Ozar - $249

Register Here: https://www.brentozar.com/product/performance-tuning-in-21-demos/

Session Details:

You’re a developer or DBA who wants to tune indexes and queries to make your application go faster. You don’t like learning by watching slides or reading white papers – you want to jump right into the code and see what happens. You’re the kind of person who loves watching YouTube videos that start with, “Hold my beer and watch this.”

Prerequisites: In one demo-filled day with me, Brent Ozar, you’ll see SQL Server 2017 and 2019 make questionable lifestyle choices. They’ll wildly underestimate the work required with a query, pick the wrong indexes, and jump off the roof into the pool while holding the TV – all in an effort to deliver the right query results. I will show you how to coach the database engine into better performance and less problems.

  • You should be comfortable writing queries, but not at all comfortable with making them go faster.
  • If you want to follow along on your own computer, get the free Stack Overflow 2013 database
  • Some of the demos will only work on specific SQL Server versions, like 2019 or 2017 – we’ll note that where applicable

Speaker: Brent Ozar Brent Ozar loves to make SQL Server faster and more reliable. He created sp_Blitz and the SQL Server First Responder Kit, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com.

**Special Notes** You will also be required to buy a pay-by-plate daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. You may do this online or at one of the kiosks located in the garage. Click here for kiosk map and pay by plate instructions.

PreCon #2: Power BI Deep Dive - Ginger Grant - $150

Register Here: https://www.meetup.com/jaxssug/events/267624634

Session Details:

Looking to learn more advanced Power BI Topics? This session takes a deep dive into Power BI features of Power BI to help improve project development and implementation. Gain a deep understanding of the security and administration capabilities of Power BI and what you need to do for a successful implementation. Learn how and more importantly when to use Content Packs, Templates and App Workspaces and what the impact of those decisions are to deployment strategies. This session will also review measure creation including DAX tips and also when to use quick measures. We will cover the best practice use of M and some advanced M techniques. Of course we will also look at visualization design, including when and where to use which visualizations, color palates designed with optimal contrast ratios, and other design techniques recommended by visualization experts to improve report layout. We will take a look at Drilldown, Drillthrough, Bookmarks, Links and other design features like Tooltip pages. You won’t want to miss this comprehensive class which will take your Power BI deployments to the next level.

  • Administration
  • Security
  • Development Practices
  • Deployment Strategies
  • Improving Visualization Design
  • User Experience with Bookmarks, Drillthrough and Links
  • Data Modeling Considerations
  • Advanced DAX and Quick Measures
  • In depth with M
  • Power BI Versions and Features
  • Drill-through techniques

This session will take your Power BI skills to the next level by providing advanced knowledge and understanding of how Power BI works and what you need to do ensure you are developing the most optimal visualizations in whatever version you are using.

Speaker: Ginger Grant Ginger Grant provides consulting services in advanced analytic solutions, including machine learning, data warehousing, data visualization and cube development using the entire Microsoft Data Stack (ISQL Server, T-SQL, SSIS, SSAS, Power BI and Azure). She works with data solutions across a wide range of industries including insurance, education, healthcare, finance and transportation. She is a prolific blogger at www.desertislesql.com and frequent speaker. As an MCT she provides training courses at conferences and events worldwide to introduce more people to current developments and future trends in data. Microsoft has awarded her an MVP in Data Platform since 2016. **Special Notes** You will also be required to buy a pay-by-plate daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. You may do this online or at one of the kiosks located in the garage. Click here for kiosk map and pay by plate instructions.

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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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