Test SQL Saturday

Event Date: 14 May 2022

This event is: Live and in-person

The capacity limit for this event is 800

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This event has its own code of conduct that all attendees are expected to follow. Please report violations to the organizers. If you need to report a Code of Conduct violation, please contact the organizers and send a copy to coc@sqlsaturday.com


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Event Details

Jacksonville's 14th Annual SQL Saturday event includes two paid pre-con tracks and one FREE day of training sessions for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to grow their skill set in Business Intelligence, Analytics, and SQL Server. This event is being hosted by Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group a 501c3 non-profit organization.

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server and data professionals who want to learn how to elevate their careers to the next level. This is the 14th year of SQL Saturday in Jacksonville and will be held on May 14, 2022. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. SQL Saturday Jacksonville is hosted by Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group which is a 501c3 non profit organization.

Why Attend? This is a great opportunity to learn from SQL Server Experts, Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server Authors, and Professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

Pre-Cons will be held on Friday May 13th. There are two pre-cons available:

  • From Zero to Pro in Power Apps by Brian Knight
  • Azure Data Platform with Azure Synapse by Mitchell Pearson

PreCon: From Zero to Pro in Power Apps - Brian Knight

Click Here To Register - https://www.meetup.com/jaxssug/events/284815305

Session Details:

Power Apps is a low or no-code application builder from Microsoft that gives you a way to deliver applications to your end-users at a rapid pace. When you build a Power App, it works cross-platform, from your to phone, to web and tablet devices with one click. In this day, you’ll build 3 applications so bring your laptop to get the most out of this interactive session.

In this course you will learn how to:

  1. Build canvas and model-driven applications for your end users
  2. Use Dataverse to store business data
  3. Integrate Power Automate to automate approvals and send emails
  4. How to administer Power Apps


Brian Knight is the owner and founder of Pragmatic Works and is a serial entrepreneur, starting up other companies. Brian is a contributing columnist at several technical magazines and does regular webcasts. He is the author of more than a fifteen technical books. Brian has spoken at dozens of technical and business conferences around the world. He has received a number of awards from the state, governor and press like the Business Ambassador Award (Governor) and Top CEO (Jacksonville Magazine). His blog can be found at http://www.pragmaticworks.com.

Special Notes:

You will also be required to buy a pay-by-plate daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. You may do this online or at one of the kiosks located in the garage. Kiosk map and pay by plate instructions: https://bit.ly/3IASwg6 - for a map: https://bit.ly/3qsPMLE

PreCon: Azure Data Platform with Azure Synapse - Mitchell Pearson

Register Here - https://www.meetup.com/jaxssug/events/284810111

Session Details:

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges, but where do you start? Transitioning from on-prem development to working in Azure can seem a daunting task. The workshop dives into an overview of the Azure architecture and quickly transitions into working with Azure Data Lake.

Next you learn how to provision Azure SQL DB, how to perform database migrations and how to properly scale up and scale down resources as necessary. Next, you will learn how to extract data, apply business rules and transformations and load data using pipelines and data flows. With Azure Logic Apps you will learn how to extend the capabilities of other resources in Azure and build automated workflows.

Finally, you will learn where SQL Pools, dedicated and serverless, and Azure Synapse Analytics fits into the larger picture of data and analytics in Microsoft Azure. Pre-requisites: A subscription to Microsoft Azure (Can be a free trial). Signup at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ Class Files: To be provided prior to workshop.


Mitchell Pearson has spent the last 9 years of his career with Pragmatic Works as a consultant and trainer and is currently the Training Manager. Mitchell has authored books on SQL Server, the Power Platform and Power BI. Mitchell teaches clients all over the world how to maximize their investment in Microsoft technologies like Azure, SQL server and Power BI. Mitchell is very active on YouTube and can be found posting new videos at www.YouTube.com/c/PragmaticWorks.

Special Notes:

You will also be required to buy a pay-by-plate daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. You may do this online or at one of the kiosks located in the garage. Kiosk map and pay by plate instructions: https://bit.ly/3IASwg6 - for a map: https://bit.ly/3qsPMLE

We will have a room set up for you to ask our SQL Experts for assistance with any current challenges you might be having. Look for this image posted at the door:

Women In Technology Lunch Panel - Women Thriving in the Technology Field - Lunch Session

The official website is: www.jssug.org

Lunch: $15 (optional)

The event hotel is the Hilton Tru. A discount link is here: https://bit.ly/35UtBqF

You may place discounted reservations between 5/12/22 and 5/15/22 - All reservations must be booked before 4/12/22 for the discount.

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The event is taking place at:
University of North Florida (UNF)
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, Florida USA



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Please note the event is taking place in Eastern Daylight Savings time UTC -5

The schedule shown below is updated by Sessionize to match your computer's time zone setting.


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  • Alan Ferrandiz - Data Scientist
  • Alex Fleming - Microsoft Data Platform Professional
  • Allison Gonzalez - Experienced Corporate Trainer
  • Andy Warren - SQLAndy
  • Armando Lacerda - Azure, Data Platform and BI Architect
  • Barkha Herman - Technologist, WiT Advocate and mentor.
  • Ben Cusson - SNI Technology Managing Director
  • Björn Peters - Azure SQL Server & Database Enthusiast, Powershell Lover, Data Platform MVP
  • Bradley Schacht - Microsoft, Azure Synapse Analytics, Senior Program Manager
  • Brandi Kiehl - Stardust Technologies
  • Brian Knight - Owner of Pragmatic Works, Writer and Business Applications MVP
  • Cecilia Brusatori - Founder of Magna Data - Empowering organizations through Data!
  • Christian Cote - Avanade
  • Daniel Maldonado - Specialist SA - Microsoft Technologies
  • Darius Liktorius - Darius Liktorius, Solutions Architect
  • Dave Bland - Manager Database Administrators - Stericycle
  • Dave Mason - SQL Server Consultant
  • David Bermingham - Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP, SIOS Technology
  • Devin Knight - Pragmatic Works, President
  • Diana Betancourt - Women In Technology Panel - Women Thriving in the Technology Field
  • Diane Schuster - Technical Marketing
  • George Bryant - Fulton Analytics: Partner | Technology & Architecture
  • Gonzalo Bissio - Data & AI Specialist @Microsoft
  • James Phillips - CIO, Rev.io
  • Jamey Johnston - Senior Data Scientist & Engineer
  • Jay Falck - Just a geek working with computers for a VERY long time.
  • John Sterrett - I Make SQL Server go Fast
  • Jonathon Moorman - Senior IT Architect at One Call Medical
  • Jonathon Silva - Training Content Manager at Pragmatic Works
  • Katie Schmidt - CC-Racks Database Team
  • Kevin Feasel - CTO @ FareGame Inc
  • Matt Gordon - Director of Data and Infrastructure at Rev.io
  • Matt Peterson - Microsoft Certified Trainer at Pragmatic Works
  • Oscar D. Garcia - Ozkary.com - Emerging Technologies
  • Pankaj Satyaketu - AWS Sales Leader - Microsoft Workloads
  • Preston Mesarvey - Principal Consultant - Data Services at Improving Atlanta
  • Rahat Yasir - Microsoft MVP - AI, Director of Data Science & AI @ ISAAC Instrument
  • Rich Zuech - Data Scientist, Cosmic Data Sciences Inc.
  • Rob Volk - I do deranged things in SQL Server, so you don't have to.
  • Robert Treat - I help people Postgres
  • Shawn Meyers - Field CTO - Tintri
  • Steve Jones - The Voice of the DBA
  • Thomas Grohser - SQL Server Infrastructure Architect and Engineer
  • Trushit Vaishnav - Superior Construction, Business Analyst
  • Victor Ivantsov - Senior Database Developer, Consultant

The call for speakers is now closed.




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Sponsorship Plans

There are a number of sponsorship packages available for this event. Please contact the organizers if you are interested in a package.

Here are the various packages available. There are also available as a download in PDF form.

Platinum Sponsor - $2,500 and up

Includes all benefits of the Gold Sponsorship. Upon request and availability, options are available to sponsor portions of the event (Lunch, After-Party, Speaker Party).

Gold Sponsor - $1,750 and up

Includes all benefits of the Silver Sponsorship. An electronic list of attendees that submitted a raffle ticket for your raffle item. Upon request and availability, a lunch time session may be available for Gold Sponsors (Limited number of lunch time session slots).

Silver Sponsor - $1,250 and up

Includes all benefits of the Bronze Sponsorship. One table and two chairs in our exhibitor area near registration and access to power. Inclusion of multi-page brochure or disk in the event bag (Sponsor must provide).

Bronze Sponsor - $750 and up

Logo included in printed event guide given to all attendees upon arrival. Ability to include a one-page flyer in the event bag (Sponsor must provide at least 2 weeks ahead of event). Donate prizes for end of day event ($100 minimum value)

Individual or Blogger - $25 and up

Name on SQL Saturday Jacksonville 2022 website(s) and our undying gratitude!

Marquee Sponsorship Opportunities

Support SQL Saturday Jacksonville 2022 with high visibility, high profile exposure for your company, organization, product or service with one of these premium Marquee Sponsorship Opportunities. Each of these represents a unique opportunity, so act now. They are available on a ‘first come’ basis.

Speaker Shirts & Lanyards - $3500

Sponsor Logo and Name on all Speaker Shirts and Lanyards. All Gold Sponsor Benefits

Attendee T-Shirts - $3,000

Sponsor Logo and Name featured prominently on attendee T-shirts (other sponsors will also have their logo included, but smaller). All Gold Sponsor Benefits

Saturday Afternoon Ice Cream - $1,600

Sponsor Logo and Name on All Ice Cream Tickets, named in schedule and announced for afternoon Ice Cream Treat. All Silver Sponsor Benefits

Saturday Morning Breakfast - $1,000

Sponsor Logo and Name displayed above breakfast area and announced in schedule. All Silver Sponsor Benefits


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