SQLSaturday is a free training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held on Oct 19 2013 at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28105, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday #237

The Charlotte BI Group (CBIG) is excited to bring the 2nd annual SQL Saturday, BI Edition, to Charlotte.  This SQL Saturday training event is focused on Microsoft Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Administration topics.  We'll have sessions at varying levels, on a variety of subjects such as: ETL, Data Visualization, Self-Service BI, Data Quality, Master Data Management, OLAP, Big Data, SharePoint, Data Management, as well as plenty for the SQL Server Administrators out there!

Please register soon as seating is limited.  Please help us by letting your friends and colleagues know about the event. 

Date:  Saturday, October 19, 2013

Time:  8:00 a.m. Check-In and Breakfast
            8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
            9:15 a.m. Sessions Begin
            11:45 p.m. Lunch
            4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and Prize Raffles

Location:  Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC 28105 (located in South Charlotte)

Cost:  Free!  There is a lunch fee of $10, if you choose to stay and join us, so that we can provide you with a nice lunch.

Getting to SQL Saturday:

If you are coming to SQL Saturday from the PASS Summit, you may want to stay in Uptown (or wherever your original accommodations were) on Friday night.  The speaker dinner will be held in Uptown on Friday night.  The after-event party on Sat. night will be held in Matthews (very close to the venue), so you may want to book your hotel in Matthews for Sat. evening. 

On Saturday morning, we are pleased to offer the COZYROC Shuttle Service.  Shuttles will run from Uptown to the SQL Saturday venue every 20 minutes from 7:15 am to 9:45 am.  Shuttle pickup spot is in front of the College Street entrance to the Convention Center in Uptown.  A big thank you to COZYROC, sponsor of the Saturday morning shuttle service.

Directions to the venue: Directions

If you will need a taxi from SQL Saturday back to the airport, please check with the Registration Desk for taxi information.

 After-Event Party:

We invite all attendees, sponsors, volunteers, and speakers to join us after the event for a casual get-together.  The after-event party will be at Beantown Tavern (130 Matthews Station Street • Matthews, NC 28105).

Hotels Near SQL Saturday:  

Courtyard By Marriott, 11425 East Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28106. (704) 846-4466.

Quality Inn and Suites, 13470 East Independence Blvd., Matthews, NC, 28105. 704-821-6744.

Sleep Inn, 9900 Matthews Park Drive, Matthews, NC, US, 28105. 704-841-1660.

Holiday Inn Express, 9420 East Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105. 888-465-4329.

**Note: We are told this hotel is full.**  Country Inn and Suites, 2001 Mount Harmony Church Road, Matthews, NC 28104.  To get the discounted rate of $74/night (which is a $15/night discount), please call the hotel directly at 704-846-8000 and ask for the "CPCC Rate."

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A very special thank you to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and the Reach IT program for generously allowing us to use their facilities.

About the Charlotte BI Group:
The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG, as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on Business Intelligence topics. Our meetings approach learning in a casual, fun and social way. Please visit http://charbigroup.com/join/ to receive invitations to monthly CBIG meetings and special events.

SQL Saturday Event Organizers:
Melissa Coates   |   Javier Guillen   |   Rafael Salas   |   Jason Thomas 

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