SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Sep 08 2012 at Crowne Plaza, Downing St, Cambridge, CB2 3DT, United Kingdom

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Welcome to SQLSaturday #162

SQLSaturday is a fun community driven training event for SQL Server professionals or those wanting to learn more about SQL Server and will consist of a paid pre-con Training day on Friday 7th September 2012 and a free SQLSaturday event on Saturday 8th September.

Arriving at the event

Once you arrive at the event venue, you will need to go to the SQLSaturday #162 registration desk which will be officially open from 7.30 a.m but may be open slightly earlier. The desk is located to the far right side of the hotel just before entrance into the conference room area. As you make your way into the hotel front doors, go up the escalator or stairs into the reception area and keep walking to the back of the hotel where to your right the registration desk will be visible. Make sure you have pre-printed your registration via SpeedPASS. You can access your SpeedPASS from via logging into the SQLSaturday website, clicking View Profile and then from the SQLSaturday Cambridge event listed click the printer icon in the SpeedPASS column. Please email sqlsaturday162@sqlsaturday.com if you have any difficulties.

The paid pre-con day will provide a choice from three unique training sessions over the course of the day, presented by world leading experts in their field at fantastic low prices. They are:
  • Data Visualisation Deep-Dive using SQL Server 2012 - Jen Stirrup (MVP)
  • Buck Woody’s Ragtime DBA Workshop - Buck Woody (Microsoft)
  • A Deep-Dive into the depths of the SQL Server storage engine and MDF file format - Mark Rasmussen (SQL Internals expert)
*Click for Registration for the Pre-Conference only. Registration for the Community day can be made from this url http://www.sqlsaturday.com/162/register.aspx

If you are interested in the pre-con day it is advisable to book early since numbers are very limited. A discount code may be available from your local UK usergroup. Visit http://sqlcambs.org.uk/ for further precon details and to book.

The free SQLSaturday event will be an excellent networking opportunity and comprise of three main tracks (DBA, DEV and BI) with a special Architect track. Presentations will be given by world renowed experts, MCMs, MVPs, Community Leaders and the very best of British! Registration for the Saturday Community event can be made via this website or by visiting this url http://www.sqlsaturday.com/162/register.aspx

Each day will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza, Downing St, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3DT, United Kingdom. Seating is limited so register soon, and please let your friends or colleagues know about the event.

Event Insights & Comment

The following are just a small selection of places where you can find news and information about the event:

* Event News section of this website (see below)
* SQLCambs (home of the Cambridgeshire SQL Server PASS Chapter) or follow us on Twitter @sqlcambs 
* SQLSaturday 162 on LinkedIn
* SQLSaturday 162 on Facebook
* Tenbulls blog or follow on Twitter @retracement
* SQLSaturday #162 Information and Travel (hotel discounts and more)

Community Articles

* Alex Whittles
* Buck Woody
* Jen Stirrup
* Mark Broadbent
* Niko Neugebauer
* Jonathan Allen
* Tobiasz J. Koprowski

Event news

  • Monday, July 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM

    Due to the high volume of submissions, the call for speakers has been reduced even further and will close on the 16th July. Please submit any full or lightning talks you may have before then.

  • Monday, July 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM

    Pre-cons are set to be announced today! Keep watching....

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM

    Today we have signed the venue to host pre-cons on Friday 7th September. There will be three pre-con sessions from world leading experts. Keep watching for the big announcement, but we are very excited about our pre-con presenters.

  • Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:00:00 AM

    So if you have not joined us yet why not? Yes SQLSaturday Cambridge has a Facebook group! Find us here... http://www.facebook.com/groups/371041746278024/

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:00:00 AM

    We had a couple of SQLSaturday #162 T-Shirts printed today to get a feel for the whole logo -> clothing process and we were very pleased with the results! Whilst these shirts were in monotone, future runs will be coloured. We are even aiming at a little twist on the logo. Watch this space :)

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