On January 7th, 2012 the Colorado Spring User Group will be hosting SQL Saturday #104, which by the way is the first SQL Saturday of 2012!!.
If you aren’t already aware, the SQL Saturday events are completely free (unless you want to purchase lunch for $10 or less) and it’s a great way to get free training.
I am completely honored to be selected to speak at this SQL Saturday. The event organizers had an impressive list of speakers to pick from and I, somehow, was able to make it into the list. Greats such as Thomas LaRock, Joseph Sack, Tim Ford, Grant Fritchey, Jason Strate, Karen Lopez, and countless others will be presenting at this event so it’s definitely one that you don’t want to miss!
If you don’t believe me, check out the schedule and then check out the list of sessions that they had submitted. Very impressive!
Anyway, my session will be:
10 Things Every DBA Should Know!
In this session I’ll talk about some core concepts that newbie DBA’s should have a solid understanding of. I did this presentation at SQL Saturday #101 in Kansas City and it seemed to go over well. So if you are new to the DBA world and have questions, come to this session and hopefully we’ll get you started down the right path. It looks like I’m currently in the 2:30PM slot, but the schedule is subject to change so make sure you check the schedule.
Other #sqlawesome Stuff
There are also a bunch of other sessions (check them out!) through out the day, so even if my sessions isn’t your cup of tea, by all means come out and drink in the awesome SQL knowledge that will be delivered that day. Take this opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business. Pick their brains. Soak up their knowledge and learn. I promise you won’t regret it.
The organizers are also doing something cool & different by having a Professional Development track. They will have professional resume writers on site who not only will help you with your resume, but you can also do some mock interviews to really help fine tune your interview persona. This is a GREAT opportunity for you to get things ready for your interviews. Even if you are not looking for a position at the moment, go talk to these folks. I am a firm believer in that you can not be “over prepared” but rather just “under prepared” for anything. So bring your resume and polish those interview skills!!
Registration is open and remember that it’s free. You can get a good lunch for $10 if you desire, but it’s not a requirement for registration.
But wait! There’s more! Yes, there is more! There is even several pre-con sessions that you can attend! There is a charge (looks like about $100 per session) for these events, but for the cost you can’t beat these full day’s worth of training.
- Scaling SQL Server with Glenn Berry
- Data Warehouse Dimensional Design & Architecture Planning with Erik Veerman
- What’s In Your Utility Belt with Chris Shaw & TJay Belt
If you are going to be in town for that Friday, go to these sessions. That’s $12.50/hr to learn from some great teachers. You seriously can’t beat that.
Not Done Yet!
The event staff has also organized a #sqlski for Sunday, January 8th. You can find out more here. This would be an awesome to do some networking and just flat out have a great time skiing the slopes in Colorado. The event staff has planned just about everything you can fit into 3 days of #sqlawesomeness. Everything but the kitchen sink.
Still here? I would have thought with all of that #sqlawesomeness you’d left this post by now . . . curious . .
So, what are you waiting for? Go. Now. Quit thinking about it and go get registered. If nothing else, register for Saturday’s events. I assure you that you won’t regret it.
Go get your learn on!!