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Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).

SQL Saturday Jacksonville and Precon with Kevin Kline

I’m so excited to tell you about SQL Saturday 130 in Jacksonville coming April 28th. This is the 5th year SQL Saturday has been held in Jacksonville and we have some exciting news about the event this year.

If you have never attended a SQL Saturday before… WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! Wink All kidding aside you really are missing out if you’ve never been to these free events that occur all over the world now.

This year we are happy to announce that Kevin Kline will be delivering a Preconference seminar on Troubleshooting & Performance Tuning SQL Server. You can enjoy this full day seminar on Friday April 27th.

Topics covered include:
- The “Rocks, Gravel, Sand” Troubleshooting Methodology
     o Understanding Wait Stats
     o Using beginner, intermediate, and advanced DMVs
     o Correlating Performance Monitor and Profiler
     o Extended Events
- Determining meaningful key performance indicators thru benchmarking
- Catch problems before your users do thru monitoring
- Preventative Maintenance Best Practices

Right now you can sign up for the Early Bird Special for $99 until March 27th when it goes up to $120. Money raise from this event will go to pay for SQL Saturday event day needs.

Precon Register Here

Back to the main event. Right now for SQL Saturday we are looking for:

Speakers

A major misconception about SQL Saturday Jacksonville is that because Pragmatic Works has it’s home office in Jacksonville that we don’t need speakers. Well that is far from true. We would love you to be a speaker at our event.

Sponsors

SQL Saturday’s are a great way to get exposure to your business. Last year we had 450 attendees and have continued to grow in numbers year over year. This is a great way to get in person contacts with hundreds of SQL Server professionals.

Attendees and Volunteers

Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server authors, and professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

When: Saturday, Apr 28 2012.

Online registration is open now, but it is filling up fast so reserve your spot now. Let your friends and colleagues know about the event as well! Attendee check-in will begin at 8:00 am until 8:45 am with the first session beginning at 9:00 am. A full list of session tracks will be available soon but in the meantime, please suggest a session you'd like to see!

Where: University of North Florida Campus, Main Campus, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Building 50.

Cost: FREE!!!

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