In just over a month, I’ll be heading up to Fargo, ND for another SQL Saturday (#SQLSat175 if you’re following twitter hashtags). It’ll be the first one I’ve been to in a while. I’m excited to see some friends in the SQL Community, and to make new ones.
I have been a part of planning this event with Microsoft MVPs Jason Strate (@StrateSQL|blog), Jes Borland (@grrl_geek|blog), and Ted Krueger (@onpnt|blog). We are looking forward to hosting a SQL Saturday in an area that does not currently have a user group. We hope that the spark created by bringing this free training event to the area, gives birth to a wildfire of excitement from the community up there. Wouldn’t it be great if a new PASS user group starts up after this?!
The concept of SQL Saturday is all about being able to offer a day of quality training for free. That’s what this event is all about – the training. The speaker schedule will be posted soon. We have great speakers coming from different parts of the country to share a lot of great information!
We are so grateful to our sponsors. We literally couldn’t hold this event without them! The Microsoft campus in Fargo has generously donated the space for us to hold this event. Other sponsors include Confio, PASS, PASSMN, Steve Stedman (blog sponsor) and Aaron Stanley King (blog sponsor). There are many different levels of sponsorship. If you or your company would like to sponsor this day of training, please visit our site to determine which level you are interested in.
Registration is still open. While the event itself is free, there is a $10 fee for lunch. We’d love to see many SQL Server professionals attend this event, whether you are local, or traveling in.
The Hampton Inn in Fargo has graciously offered a discounted Microsoft rate for those coming in from out of town. To book your room, just follow this link to the SQL Saturday personalized booking page. This hotel is just miles from the Microsoft campus, and will also host a Mixer on Saturday evening for attendees and speakers. PASSMN has agreed to sponsor hors d’oeuvres for the evening. Details for the mixer will follow as they are finalized.
I hope to see you on April 27th in Fargo!