SQL Saturdays continue to grow in popularity and the franchise recently changed hands. Recently, I interviewed Andy Warren (Blog - @sqlAndy) about the growth of SQL Saturday, the impact of the franchise on the SQL Server community, and more.
SQL Saturday #33 - Charlotte, NC
The next SQL Saturday is SQL Saturday #33 in Charlotte, NC! My friend Peter Shire (@Peter_Shire) and crew have put together a lineup of stellar speakers - plus me!
From Peter and the Organizers of SQL Saturday #33:
There hasn’t been an event like this on the East Coast in 5-6 years. The quality of speakers and content in only surpassed at SQL PASS in Seattle. So if you want to meet, and learn from the SQL Community leading experts such as Andrew Kelly, Rick Heiges, Aaron Bertrand, John Welch, Denny Cherry, Geoff Hiten, Andy Warren, Jessica M. Moss, Rafael Salas, Sergey Pustovit, and Tim Ford without the expense of a cross country airfare then you should be here.
SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held March 6, 2010 at the Microsoft Charlotte Offices on 8050 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. (Bing Maps) Located close to I-77, I-485, I-85 and Charlotte Douglas International Airport, this location is convenient to people within driving distance and a cheap flight from certain cities. Jet Blue and AirTran fly to Charlotte and on Feb 1 were offering $99 flights to Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and other cities. The Hyatt Place Hotel (Web Site) is offering a special $65 per night rate for event attendees.
Admittance to this event is free but there will be a $10 charge for a high quality lunch. All other costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Many thanks to our platinum sponsors SQL Sentry (Web Site) and Microsoft (Web Site). This event is being hosted by the Charlotte SQL Server Users Group, (Web Site) and many volunteers from the group will be working during the event.
Seating is limited. Register here now. http://sqlsaturday.com/33/eventhome.aspx.
I'll be there and hope to see you there too. If you read this blog and attend SQL Satruday #33, be sure to introduce yourself!