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SQLSaturday #107 – Houston – Wanted: Sponsors! Speakers! Attendees!


SQLSaturday #107 is scheduled April 21, 2012, in Houston at YES Prep School – North Central Campus. We (Houston Area SQL Server User Group) are currently still accepting sponsors, speakers, attendees and volunteers for this event! 

Sponsors, click sponsors to find out how you can engage with us. This is a great way for you to interact with SQL Server professionals from the Greater Houston area and surrounding environs. At our previous SQLSaturday in January 2010, we had over 200 attendees from all over Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, plus a few visitors from other states as well. We are expecting at least 300 attendees this year.

The Call for Speakers is open until March 15. We already have over 90 sessions submitted, so we have a lot of great sessions to choose from already, but we want more! We are looking for sessions in the “track” areas of Database Administration, Database Application Development, Business Intelligence (SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, etc.), and Professional Development. Additional topic areas to consider when submitting sessions are: PowerShell, SQL Azure, and SQL Server 2012.

Attendees, please register as soon as possible – this is a FREE event (although we request $10 to help cover lunch/snack costs), but it really helps us with our planning if you all don’t wait until the very last minute to sign up!  We have a lot of great speaker submissions already, so we expect the content provided to exceed last year’s SQLSaturday #57 event.  Seating will be limited and you don’t want to miss out on this great training event. And, when you are signing up, consider volunteering. We have several committees which will need additional volunteers to perform tasks leading up to and on the day of the event. If you already registered and didn’t check the volunteer box and would now like to volunteer, please email the steering team.

If you are attending from out of town (or across town), the recommended hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Houston / Bush Intercontinental Airport.  Mention “PASS” when registering for the discount rate.

Finally, don’t forget to register separately for the all-day preconference seminar, SQL Server Query Plans: Tuning & Management with Kalen Delaney, to be held on Friday, April 20, 2012. Details here! Early bird registration is available through February 29, 2012.  

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2 Responses

  1. I will be there, and thanks for hosting Nancy. Ya’ll did a great job last year.

    Thanks,
    Thomas

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