SQL Saturday Chicago 2020 Schedule Posted!

SQL Saturday Chicago 2020 Schedule Posted!

We have just under two months to go until SQL Saturday Chicago 2020! This year we received over 150 abstracts, and we are very pleased to announce our schedule. Thank you to all who submitted! I hope to see you on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Benedictine University in Lisle for what will be a wonderful day of free training, networking, and career development. (Lunch is available for $15.) We have once again broken our previous record for registration (set last year), and are now at capacity. But fear not! There are still ways you can attend: Join our waiting…
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SQL Saturday Chicago 2020 Pre-Conference Sessions

SQL Saturday Chicago 2020 Pre-Conference Sessions

The SQL Saturday Chicago 2020 team is very happy to announce this year's pre-conference sessions! Premium Performance Tuning by Erik DarlingData Science with Databricks by Ginger GrantLeveling Up Your Azure Skills - Implementing Data Platform like a Pro by Joey D'AntoniBookmarks, Brain Pixels, and Bar Charts: Creating Effective Power BI Reports by Meagan Longoria Pre-conference sessions will take place on Friday, 20 March 2020. You can find out details about each session, pricing, and register by using the above links. If you haven't already registered for SQL Saturday Chicago, which takes place on Saturday, 21 March 2020, registration is open!…
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Speaking at SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2019!

Speaking at SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2019!

SQL Saturday Indianapolis is coming up quickly - it's in less than two weeks! I am very happy to be returning to Indy on Saturday, August 17 to deliver my session Dipping Your Toes Into Azure Data Lake for DBAs. Abstract: As a data professional, you know what data is, and hopefully know what a lake is too. But what's a Data Lake? This session covers the very basics of Azure Data Lake, and is geared towards those who are familiar with relational databases and also curious about other technologies. Topics covered will include Data Lake storage, security basics, and…
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SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 Wrap-Up

SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 Wrap-Up

Another SQL Saturday Chicago has come and gone, and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we have spent the last 11 months planning. It truly was our best SQL Saturday yet, with 422 attendees. We also ended with 130 on our waiting list, which is another record. Even with this larger venue it appears our demand still exceeds the amount of room we have. We also had more churn this year than ever before in terms of attendees. This is a great thing, as many people realized they were unable to attend ahead of time and…
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SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 Schedule Posted!

SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 Schedule Posted!

We have just under two months to go until SQL Saturday Chicago 2019! This year we received 148 abstracts from 63 different speakers, and we are very pleased to announce our schedule. Thank you to all who submitted! I hope to see you on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Benedictine University in Lisle for what will be a wonderful day of free training, networking, and career development. (Lunch is available for $15.) We have once again broken our previous record for registration (set last year), and are now at capacity. But fear not! There are still ways you can attend:…
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