SQL Saturday Chicago 2017 Schedule Posted!

SQL Saturday Chicago 2017 is fast approaching! After receiving a total of 131 abstracts submitted by 64 speakers, we're pleased to announce our schedule for the day. Thank you to all who submitted! Building a schedule like this is not easy, especially given the number and quality of abstracts received. We hope to see you on Saturday, March 11, 2017 for this amazing day of free training, career development, and networking. (Lunch onsite is available for $15.) Registration has been brisk, and at this point we are at capacity, but don't worry, chances are very good you can still attend. Here's how:…
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Schedule Posted for SQL Saturday Chicago!

We're proud to announce our lineup of speakers and sessions for SQL Saturday Chicago, taking place on Saturday, March 5, 2016! Building a schedule for an event like this is never easy, especially given the number and variety of submissions. Thank you to all who submitted! We received a total of 148 abstracts from 66 different speakers representing 4 different countries and 23 U.S. states. While it would be amazing to include them all, there are neither enough hours in the day nor enough rooms at our venue to do so. The schedule contains 51 sessions from 51 different speakers representing…
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SQL Saturday Chicago 2016 Registration Open!

Registration is now open for Chicago's 6th SQL Saturday! It will be taking place at DeVry University's Addison Campus on March 5 2016. Please join us! If you're not familiar with SQL Saturday, it's a free day of training for data professionals, covering a wide variety of topics relating to database administration, database development, business intelligence, and professional development. It's also a wonderful opportunity to network and meeting others in the SQL community. Registration for the event itself is free, with an optional lunch provided for $15. Space is limited - register today! The call for speakers is also open -…
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Red Gate SQL in the City Seattle 2014 Wrap-Up

My marathon week of #SQLFamily is through, and that means it's time to start writing about it! First up is Red Gate's SQL in the City in Seattle. Having been an attendee when they came to Chicago back in 2012, I was especially honored to be able to return as a presenter! SQL in the City was held at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, a cavernous performing arts hall and the home of the Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet. It's located at Seattle Center, which conveniently happens to be the terminus of the Seattle Monorail. Even more conveniently, my hotel…
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Planes, Trains, and #SQLFamily

It's my favorite time of year again - Autumn. It gets colder, the days get shorter, leaves change colors, and there's that little annual event called PASS Summit. This year I have even more reasons to love it because I was able to work 2 more events into my trip: SQL Saturday Oregon and Red Gate's SQL in the City in Seattle. It's going to be an amazing week (which also means I'm going to be running around like crazy)! Here's a partial list of things I'll be up to and places I'll be! Friday 31 October Flying to my 2nd…
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