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SQL Rally 2011

Vrroom! Vrroom! Although I am in Indianapolis for the NCAA Women’s Final Four on April 3-5, one of the biggest sporting events in the nation occurs here every Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  IMS is celebrating the centennial of the “Indy 500” race this year. Coincidentally, in mid-May, PASS is hosting its inaugural SQLRally which has a sporty road race theme to it.  SQLRally is designed to “fill the gap” between the free SQLSaturday events, which now occur globally year-round, and the annual PASS Summit week long training\networking event.  

The inaugural SQLRally is being held in Orlando, Florida, May 11-13, and includes one day of optional “pre-con” sessions and two full conference days. The event schedule and speakers (as chosen by the SQL Server community) are currently posted AND there is still time to  save $100 by registering before April 12 (to get 2 days training for the low rate of $299!).

On the agenda, you’ll find many of the same quality speakers you’ve heard (or heard of) at previous PASS Summits, 24 Hours of PASS, and other SQL Server presentation venues. Just like the PASS Summit, you’ll find presentations in the following categories:

  • Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
  • Database & Application Development
  • BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration
  • Professional Development

Whether you are able to attend or not, you can follow the hashtag #sqlrally on Twitter to connect with others discussing this event.

So if you are looking for a mid-year training event to attend or don’t have the budget for the PASS Summit, give serious consideration to attending SQLRally! And, if you need help with some justification, PASS has put that together for you here.


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