What is SQL Saturday?

It's a free one day learning event for SQL Server professionals, loosely patterned on the well known Code Camp model .

SQL Saturday! Tampa 2009

When: Jan. 24, 2009 from 9 am to 5 pm (check in begins at 8 am)

Where: KForce Professional Staffing, 1001 East Palm Ave., Tampa, Florida, USA, 33605,   (Get Directions)

Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from people who have been there and to network with other professionals doing the same thing you are doing.

Lunch will provided.  There will be numerous opportunities to earn swag of all value.

The after event will be held at:


Centro Ybor
1600 E. 8th Avenue
Ste. E200
Tampa, FL 33605
Ph:               813.242.6220       

Looking for a place to stay?  We have arranged for a preferred rate of $119 at Hamton Inn  Suites of Ybor City.  You can call 813.247.6700 to reserve your room.  The rate is secured under SQL Saturday.

The following is our proposed schedule.  Some of the room assignments are subject to change - time slots are locked.

  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6
6:30 am - 7:30 am Event and Vendor set up
7:30 am - 8:30 am Attendee check in and Registration
8:30 am -9:30 am Identifying and Removing Duplicate Records 
(Michael Antonovich)
Securing Sensitive Data with SQL Server 
(John Magnabosco)
CLR within SQL Server 2008  
(Arie Jones)
Unconventional ETL Using SSIS Scripting 
(Tim Mitchell)
Introduction to SSAS 
(Brian Knight)
ASP.NET Databinding 101 (Chris Rock)
9:45 am - 10:45 am SQL Server Roadmap Beyond SQL Server 2008 
(Jean-Claude Armand)
Automating DBA Tasks with SQL Agent Jobs 
(Jonathan Kehayias)
SQL Server Data Access Tips and Techniques 
(David Hayden)
SSIS: Configurations, Expressions and Constraints 
(Eric Wisdahl)
Data Mining and Predictive Analysis using SSAS,SQL 
(Vikas Hawaldar)
Tips and Tricks for Reporting Services 
(Pam Shaw)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm SQL Server Statistics 
(Andy Warren)
Performance Tuning and Query Optimization 
(Plamen Ratchev)
SQL Compact & Data Sync 
(Nikita Polyakov)
SSIS for DBAs 
(Brian Knight)
The New World of Microsoft Certifications 
(Mike Wells)
Reporting Services 2008 Unleashed!  
(Arie Jones)
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch and vendor sessions - please feel free to grab a lunch and take it to the session of your choice
  The top 10 things to look for in an application performance monitor
(Jeffrey Garbus)
      Thinking Outside the Box: Creating Design Solution to Overcome Complex Business Needs
(Arie Jones)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Data Scrambling 
(Andreas Etelkozi)
Understanding Indexes for Single-Table Queries 
(Jeffrey Garbus)
SQL Server and PowerShell 
(Max Trinidad)
Bulk Loading SQL in Space (drive space) 
(Rodney Landrum)
Developing Aggregations in SSAS 2008 
(Andrew Chandler)
Enhance your .NET Application with SSRS 
(Jessica Moss)
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Transact SQL Frequently Asked Questions 
(Kent Waldrop)
Wait-Time Based SQL Server Performance Management 
(Janis Griffin)
Why DBAs Should Learn PowerShell 
(Ronald Dameron)
Building an SSIS Management Framework - Part 1 
(Rushabh Mehta)
Using RSS for System Administration 
(Chad Miller)
Make Reporting Services Work For You 
(Jessica Moss)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Monitoring Massive Scale Web Applications 
(Roger Doherty)
Using Visual Studio Database Edition GDR-RTM 
(James McAuliffe)
SQL Server 2008 for Developers 
(Sam Nasr)
Building an SSIS Management Framework - Part 2 
(Rushabh Mehta)
Test Data Generation Practices 
(Ryan Dorrell)
Legal Liability & Data Retention 
(Suzanne Meehle)
5:00 pm -5:30 pm Raffle drawings and closing comments.


*We do ask that you consider to OPT-IN for the Sponsors of this event. Without their assistance, we cannot bring this FREE event to you. You can always opt-out if and when they contact! Thank you for your consideration.

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