SQLSaturday #77 Pensacola Florida Event Preview

Robert Pearl, 2011-06-03

Sometimes, even if I’m not attending, some SQLSaturdays stand out to me, and catch my interest. I guess it’s a hobby – follow it for sport.  So, here is a preview of #sqlsat77

Tomorrow, in sunny Pensacola, Florida, Saturday, June 4, 2011, Karla Landrum, (Blog|Twitter), Leader at Pensacola SQL Server Users Group (PSSUG), has organized, and put together a fantastic lineup of speakers and sponsors, that is sure to educate as well as entertain.  I suspect that the energy and enjoyment level will go off the charts! 


I wanted to give a quick preview for those fortunate enough to be attending, and promise you will not be disappointed.  SQLSaturday #77, will be a great one!  This is its 3rd Annual SQLSaturday, and will be filled with learning, lunching, and laughter!


First off, this will be an especially sweet SQLSaturday for Karla, as she was recently appointed as a full time board member for the Professional Association for SQL Server(PASS)!  She’ll be involved with Chapters, Regional Mentors, and SQL Saturdays.  As a very active member of the SQL Server community, she has been organizing multiple SQLSaturdays and similar events for a while now. She calls herself the Community Pollinator, spreading the SQL Server way, everywhere.  So this event should put her over the top.


In the lead up to this excellent event, SQLPeople founder and MVP, Andy Leonard (Blog|Twitter) is having a pre-conference “A Day of SSIS” today, Friday, June 3, 2011.  Will he show up at #sqlsat77?  Gotta be there to find out!


A few notables will be presenting, such as (in no particular order) SQLSaturday co-founder Steve Jones (Blog|Twitter), Bill Pearson (Twitter), Kevin Boles, Aaron Nelson (Blog|Twitter), Ted Krueger (Blog|Twitter), Rodney Landrum (Blog), Thomas LeBlanc (Blog|Twitter), Wayne Sheffield (Twitter), and more!  (Apologize for those who fall under “and more”:-O.) I always do this to myself, so see the schedule for a full list of speakers and their session).


In addition, we will see Devin Knight, Shawn McGehee and Julie Smith present, Senior SQL experts in their own right.


One other quite intriguing session, which is sure to be jam-packed, just by the title alone, Pulp SQL!  Better bring your bullet-proof vests. A takeoff on the Pulp Fiction movie, here’s a brief description of Pulp SQL which will be presented by Jorge Segarra (aka SQLChicken) and Brad Schact (who looks a lot like Captain Kirk) of Pragmatic Works:


Stories, all have them. In this session Brad and Jorge will tell the tales of how SQL in shops can go horribly wrong, and how to properly go about doing it. This story will be told Tarrantino-style so prepare for some twists, characters and ninja-like tactics* to help you avoid your own SQL mistakes!*fight scenes may or may not break out.  I hear the theme music in my head, and the SQL Sermons:


 And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers”  – Jules from Pulp Fiction   Have mercy!


The official SQL Saturday #77 blurb


Free SQL Server training! Free food! Chance to win great prizes! What more could a SQL Server Professional ask for? If this sounds good to you then don’t miss your opportunity to attend SQL Saturday! #77, the largest FREE training event dedicated exclusively to SQL Server Administration, Development and Business Intelligence to hit Pensacola, FL. 

SQLSaturday! #77? What is it? Why should you sacrifice a Saturday in beautiful Pensacola? When is it? Where is it? How do I get involved? Let me fill you in.

What:  This is a one day training event for SQL Server DBAs and Developer professionals and those wanting to get some intensive technical learning on.

Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from people who have been there and to network with other professionals doing the same thing you are doing.  Free training that can set yourself apart from others! 

When:  Saturday, June 4, 2011. Register online now to reserve your spot now. Attendee check-in will begin at 8:00am until 8:45am with opening comments from 8:45am to 9:00am and the first sessions beginning at 9:15am. 

Where: Pensacola State College, Main Campus, 1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504. Building 17, The Baraco Center for Science and Advanced Technology.


Enjoy, and you can follow it on Twitter with hashtag #sqlsat77!





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