You heard right, on October 1st 2011 you need to be in Austin, TX. We have finalized our location and spot on the SQLSaturday list. After a rough start to the year I’ve managed to get my core team together and in action, settle my personal life down a bit and get this train back on the tracks. The call for speakers is open. This is your chance to start your speaking career. If you wish to volunteer for any part of the event please send an email to Michael.Kaplan@sqlposse.com. If you want to sponsor this event take a look at the sponsor page and let us know. You can email directly at email@example.com For more information please go to the SQLSaturday #97 page.
To serve the needs of the SQL Server community in Austin, we are starting a second meeting time and place. We are talking with Experis, a leading technology recruiting firm, to use their offices at 301 Congress Ave. Response to the second meeting space and time has been very positive and I look forward to watching this monthly event grow. As soon as we are confirmed I will send out the inaugural meeting notification.
The SQL POSSE that is. To support our efforts to grow the SQL Server community in central Texas and the surrounding area I am proud to announce the formation of the Professional Organization of SQL Server Educators. Our purpose is to support local chapters with things like SQLSaturday or just helping out at the local user group level. Currently, CACTUSS and SALSSA are affiliated with POSSE and in the coming weeks I will be reaching out to other user groups to see if they are interested in pooling some resources. POSSE doesn’t replace your user group, it is a support facility to help get things done. POSSE is currently filing for federal non-profit status and state non-profit status in Texas. We should be fully recognized around the time of our SQLSaturday event. Once we have gone through this I will post full details on what we did, how we did it and what it cost to get it done. After that I’ll be more than happy to schedule a conference call with chapter leaders to discuss the details and answer questions. I’ve asked for years for anyone who has done this to share and got back cricket noises so I figured it was time to put up or shut up.
Its been a busy summer and it will be a busy fall too!