In just a few short weeks on the weekend of April 20-21 I will be heading down the road to see my good friends in the Houston Area SQL Server Users Group or HASSUG. They are holding this event some of you may have heard about SQL Saturday 107. Since Houston is just down the road a piece I will be hitting the road on Friday and driving down. Unfortunately I won’t be in town in time to check put Kalen Delaney’s preconference SQL Server Query Plans: Tuning and Management, I am sure it will be a blast. Hopefully, if you were planning on attending you already registered because it is sold out. The good news though, there is training all day Saturday.
YES Prep Public Schools – North Central Campus, 13703 Aldine-Westfield, Houston, Texas. Like all SQL Saturdays admittance is free. Lunch is optional and a nominal fee of $10 but it is Texas BBQ. I should also mention the suggested hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Bush Intercontinental Airport, 15400 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Houston, TX 77032, 281-449-4148. Mention “Pass” for a special rate of $79/night. If anyone is interested I am looking to share a room.
Free training! As many of you know SQL Saturday events are full of training and well worth the effort to attend especially if you live within driving distance. So grab some friends or co-workers, get some snacks and hit the road. There is something for everyone. I mean it. It does not matter if you are just starting out working with SQL Server and it’s components or you are a seasoned veteran there are tracks available. 4 in all including AD, BI, DBA and Professional Development. Things kick off at 7:30 AM with registration and run all day until 5:00 PM. Registration link
There are some real heavy hitters in this line up folks. There are household names within the SQL Community as well as some up and coming names on the speaking circuit. So I don’t miss any or wrongly categorize someone I am taking the safe route by providing a link to the sessions. I don’t know about you, but I am going to have a hard time picking the sessions to attend, there are so many good ones. Session lineup
If you are within driving distance I highly recommend attending the event even if it is only for one or two sessions (mine is at 2:45) you can’t go wrong. You can learn some valuable information from professionals within the SQL Community. There
is the networking opportunity that can be priceless as well. So do yourself and maybe your career some good and come on out to SQL Saturday 107 – Houston. See you there!
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