Top 5 Reasons to Attend SQLSaturday #47

I am going to take Jose Chinchilla (Blog | Twitter) approach to help promote SQLSaturday #47. Though he listed the “Top 10 reasons to attend SQL Saturday #62 Tampa” I am only going to touch on the Top 5.

SQLSaturday #47

When: Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 — Where: 2626 E Pecos Rd Chandler, AZ 85225

Reason-5: Free Training

SQLSaturday permits people in the industry to offer real world examples of some of the challenges they faced. It promotes a fun, laid back learning experience for persons with different professional backgrounds. If you’re a seasoned professional or someone looking to get into the database world SQLSaturday #47 is guaranteed to have a session for you. Sessions covering topics on Database Administration, Database Development, Business Intelligence, Troubleshooting, writing T-SQL and much more… so don’t delay and sign up today!

Reason-4: Perfect Weather

February is spectacular in Arizona. It provides the opportunity to escape the colder climates and get cozy with terrific weather. Arizona is a beautiful during this season and the greens are ideal this time of year. Perfect weather for outdoor networking, the facility is beautiful and only compliments the entire experience like that perfect bottle of wine to make the dinner experience awesome.

Reason-3: Rockin’ Sessions

We have a fantastic lineup. Excellent speakers delivering high quality content. A great mixture of experience working with small to VLDBs combined with great presentation skills is what you have to look forward to. Looking for an SSIS session… we got it. Looking for a powershell session… we got it. Looking for a clustering session… we got that too! I am telling you we got what you need!!!

Reason-2: Getting Involved

Getting involved with the community returns several benefits for everyone involved:

  1. you get to know different people whom you might have not known otherwise
  2. knowledge exchange — share experiences and war stories
  3. you build new friendships and expand your network
  4. you’re not alone… help (#sqlhelp) is there if and when you need it
  5. you can become an acronym and twitter hash tag junkie
  6. you can hang-out with the cool kids
  7. Reason-1: Networking

    Come out and meet and greet fellow database professionals. Learn something new while making a new friend. We are a community and SQLSaturday is about community involvement, in a nutshell peers helping peers. You never know… the people you meet at SQLSaturday #47 might lead to a new and exciting career. Why would you pass up a chance like that? You still have time to sign-up!

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SQLSaturday Phoenix Edition

his is a tad overdue as work has been interfering with my personal life along with other things I like to do. After our initial attempt at launching SQLSaturday #47 here in Arizona which we regetfully had to postpone for specific reasons, we are excited to mention that we are back on the saddle and gearing up for our Feb. 19, 2011 launch. My partner in crime @coneybeer has been intertwining himself very nicely within the community and managed to land Chandler-Gilbert Community College after some discussions with the great folks at the City of Chandler. Chandler has proved to be very welcoming to technology and business so thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Mr Coneybeer has been very vital and I owe him a lot of credit so be sure to thank him for all his efforts thus far, but you still haven’t seen anything yet. The guy is magical I tell you! His networking skills are definitely paying off and SQLSaturday #47 is reaping some benefits. Even though we are about four months away I just wanted to let everyone know that I appreciate Chris and everything he has done.

Arizona PASS Chapter President Pete Miller is also playing a crucial role and his efforts need to be highlighted. This guy knows everyone… I started to toss out names and he was like, “Yep I know them”. So I figured I would see how this worked in reverse and I started to throw his name around and almost got beat up. I am kidding… everyone knows and love Pete. Between the three of us and Pete’s extensive network and tight relationship with the local Microsoft folks and vendors SQLSaturday #47 will be a hit.