SQL Saturday #119 Open for Registration!

SQL Saturday 119 Logo The third time's a charm! SQL Saturday #119 (Chicago 2012) has been posted on the SQL Saturday website! It will once again be held at the DeVry University campus in Addison, IL and will be on May 19, 2012.

SQL Saturday in Chicago has a special place in my heart for a few reasons. The first SQL Saturday I ever attended was SQL Saturday #31 back in 2009, the very first one held in Chicago. I didn't have this blog back then, but had an excellent time. Last year was SQL Saturday #67, which I did blog about. I was also very fortunate to be part of a great group of people who help put it together, and am back for more this time around. The rest of our team consists of:

– Ted Krueger (blog | @onpnt)
– Aaron Lowe (blog | @vendoran)
– Bill Lescher (@blescher)
– Rich Rousseau (@zigzag219)
– Wendy Pastrick (blog | @wendy_dance)

Register Today!

Registration is open, so sign up today! We had a great turn out last year and we're hoping to fill up again! The event itself is free, but there is a $10.00 charge for lunch (it won't be pizza!)

Why You Need To Be There

  • It's free knowledge! Yes there is a charge for lunch, but that's optional. The training itself costs nothing.
  • Meet other awesome DBAs! Most companies have very few DBAs, sometimes only one. This can lead to feelings of isolation and that the whole world of developers is against you. You're not alone though – there's tons of us out there! Community events are by far the best way to meet people in this field – where else can you hang out all day with a bunch of people as passionate about databases as you are?
  • Did I mention it's free?

Call for Speakers

Have you spoken at work, a user group, or a SQL Saturday before? Have you never tried but are looking to take the plunge? The call for speakers is open until April 19, 2012, so please submit an abstract (or two or three) if you're at all interested!

I can't wait to see you there in May!