SQLSaturday 165

Lincoln, United States

PASS SQLSaturday is a free training event for professionals who use the Microsoft data platform. These community events offer content across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more. This event will be held on Oct 06 2012 at University of Nebraska - Avery Hall, Avery Hall , 256, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68588, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday #165 (Lincoln, NE)

October 6, 2012 - Avery Hall, UNL

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What is SQLSaturday?

SQLSaturday is a day-long free training event for professional SQL Server DBAs and Developers, as well as those wanting to learn about SQL Server.

We bring in a lot of volunteer speakers, we have lunch on site catered by Skeeter Barnes, and we have a dedicated area set up for our attendees to meet with our sponsors. Speaker's presentations range from beginning to advanced, covering a host of SQL Server related products and technologies.

In addition, you can network with fellow SQL Server professionals, people who do what you do. You'll even have a chance to win cool door prizes!

There are also now three separate Precons available the day before this event. Check below for links and more info!

Admittance to this event is free, but there is an optional lunch fee of $10.00 for Skeeter Barnes BBQ! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. If you want to attend, jump to the bottom of the page and click the "Register Now!" button. Download our Event Flyer to share with people, or even print it out and put it in public places where allowed.

You can also check out our Schedule page to see the all of the sessions to choose from.  There's something there for everyone!

To keep track of event news and updates, follow us on Twitter with #sqlsat165, and follow our group @LincolnSSUG. You can also check out our local User Group's website.

Finally, SQLSaturday #165 has gone mobile!  Schedule, maps, twitter, alerts, more on iPhone/Android, free! Check it out here.

SQLSaturday #165 is being organized by the Lincoln SQL Server User Group, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Computer Science Department, and the Association for Computing Machinery.

When is SQLSaturday?

Saturday, October 6, 2012.
Check-in will open at 7:30AM.  Sessions start at 8:30AM and run until around 5PM.

Where is SQLSaturday?

SQLSaturday will be held at Avery Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (in Lincoln, NE, 68588). Avery Hall is the home of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Nebraska and sits in the shadow of a small landmark known as Memorial Stadium - Tom Osborne Field.

Parking is available at:

Campus Map w/ Parking:


Map & Parking

Precons? Yes!

There will be three separate Precons the day before, on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Knolls Country Club (2201 Old Cheney Road, map) or The New Victorian Inn (225 N 50th St. map) These are full-day training events, early-bird special only $99 before September 15 (or $119 after). These seminars will feature highly knowledgeable speakers spending an entire day delving deep into their respective subjects. These are training opportunities that you don't want to miss!

Kevin Kline: Real World Database Config and Tuning
This multi-module full day seminar covers the spectrum of best practices as they relate to database and application design and configuration, implementation, maintenance and performance tuning. See the registration link for more information about the topics covered.
More Info & Registration for Kevin Kline - View Flyer

Mark Stacey: Analysis Services - The new Tabular Engine
This full day seminar, geared towards DBAs and BI Developers, covers an introduction to Tabular vs Multi-dimensional, creating a tabular model in PowerPivot, DAX, consumption in Excel, importing model into Tabular SSAS, and too much more to mention here! See the registration link for more information about the topics covered.
More Info & Registration for Mark Stacey - View Flyer

William Pearson III: Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot 2012 for Excel
This full day seminar, geared towards Business and Data Analysts, provides an in-depth review of PowerPivot, including installation and querying, working with diverse data sources, custom columns and measures, DAX, and even an end-to-end walkthrough of a functional BI application. Bring a laptop!  See the registration link for more information about the topics covered.
More Info & Registration for William Pearson - View Flyer

How do I get involved?

If you want to attend, jump to to the bottom of this page and click the "Register Now!" button. If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you can use the Change Attendance Status page.

If you are interested in submitting a session proposal as a presenter, visit the Call For Speakers page and submit your topic. We're interested in all subjects at all levels, even if you have never given a public presentation before. You can also check out the Submitted Sessions listed on that page for this event to see what other topics are already under consideration.

If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please visit our Sponsors page. Sponsorship levels range from $25 for personal sponsorship to $750 for Gold level corporate sponsorship.

If you want to contact us with any questions, or for more information, visit our Contact Us page!

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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Guidebook is live!  If you already have it installed, search for "SQLSaturday #165", otherwise use the link on the left to get the app. Read More

Set the schedule and confirmed all of the speakers.  The Schedule page now has all of the sessions that will be presented.  Coming soon: the SQLSaturday #165 Guidebook! Read More

Got the Event Home Page set up, and have already seen some session proposals and attendee registrations.  Thanks guys! Read More


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What is a PASS SQLSaturday?

PASS SQLSaturdays are local events organized by PASS community members around the world. PASS is a not-for-profit association for data professionals who leverage the Microsoft Data Platform, offering interactive learning built by community and guided by trusted data experts.

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