SQL Saturday 202 in Edinburgh

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SQL Saturday #202 takes place in Edinburgh on Saturday 8th June

Last year I had the fantastic opportunity to attend SQL Saturday #105 over in Dublin on the company dime.  A fantastic, free training event, SQL Saturday brings together a number of industry leaders and enthusiasts to deliver talks on a number of topics related to Microsoft SQL Server.  Well, my colleagues and I are thoroughly looking forward to next Saturday, 8th June 2013, when SQL Saturday makes its long awaited Scottish debut!

Based in Edinburgh University’s Pollock Halls, SQL Saturday #202 is covering some cracking looking topics, including self-service BI, Hadoop and a multitude of SQL admin and development subjects (DQS, MDS, AlwaysOn etc).

After enjoying the Dublin event so much, I can’t wait for SQL Saturday #202 in my home town, Edinburgh.  If you know any SQL professionals or enthusiasts in the area, make sure to let them know.

SQL Saturday #105 Dublin Review

As I mentioned in my last post, I was recently over in Dublin attending SQL Saturday 105, a SQL Server conference and networking event hosted by PASS.  For anyone considering attending a future SQL Saturday event, I can definitely recommend it for developers, Database Administrators (DBA) and Business Intelligence (BI) developers of any level, from enthusiastic amateurs all the way to expert consultants.  Given the fortunate timing on Saturday’s event, it also doubled as the European technical launch for SQL Server 2012 (codenamed Denali during development).

Featuring a total of six sessions covering 3 tracks (Developer, DBA and BI), the event was packed, as over 200 SQL Server professionals from all over Ireland (as well as our intrepid 3 from Edinburgh) flocked to learn about some of the new features of SQL Server 2012 or just to pick up some tips and tricks from some of the industry’s best. Continue reading “SQL Saturday #105 Dublin Review” »

SQL Saturday #105 In Dublin

As it stands, I’m currently getting organised to head to SQL Saturday #105 which takes place tomorrow (March 24th) in Dublin.  This is the closest SQL Saturday event to Edinburgh so far, so I jumped at the chance to go.  SQL Saturday is a regular event, created by the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) to provide SQL Server professionals and enthusiasts with opportunities to network with colleagues and experience some top quality training, while also being able to grow their own membership.

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