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The Bicentennial


The Bicentennial

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Steve, I'll be attending tomorrow as well. Ive been looking forward to this event for a while now. The SQL Saturday events I have attended have all been great expieriences both for learning and networking. Thanks to you and Andy for getting the ball rolling.


I look forward to seeing you there.

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Good luck and thanks for starting these off.

I am attending SQLSaturday in Edinburgh on the 8th of June
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Bicentennial? A bit older than I would have expected :-P


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I was at SQL Saturday here in Atlanta a couple weekends back, and it was great. Steve Busby gave a presentation on SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse, which I found very interesting. In the demo, he was running an aggregate query that performed a table scan across 240 billion rows in one second.
Also, the previous Friday, I attended Adam Machanic's full-day session on parallelism and performance and would highly reccomend it.


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Phil Parkin (5/31/2013)
Bicentennial? A bit older than I would have expected :-P

Yes, the first SQL Saturday took place in Cambridge in May 1813, where a young Charles Babbage demonstrated a prototype of his new difference engine running SQL Server v1.0. :-)


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I attended my first in Detroit a few months back and it was great.

Second for me is Columbus on 6/8 - I'm looking forward to it.
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I went to the one in Redmond a couple of weeks back. I enjoyed it, especially learning more about HDInsight. As an old time programmer (TRS-80 with a cassette tape) I was tickled that the circle is now complete. Big data is just the same as ancient data. :-P
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Eric M Russell (5/31/2013)
I was at SQL Saturday here in Atlanta a couple weekends back, and it was great. Steve Busby gave a presentation on SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse, which I found very interesting. In the demo, he was running an aggregate query that performed a table scan across 240 billion rows in one second.
Also, the previous Friday, I attended Adam Machanic's full-day session on parallelism and performance and would highly reccomend it.

I was there as well. They said it was the largest turnout ever for a SQLSaturday event. Great experience in a very nice venue also.

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