We have another great event in store for database professionals, and it’s right around the corner. SQLSaturday returns as a free, one-day event at the Microsoft Technology Center in Mountain View. You can check it out and register here: SQLSaturday Silicon Valley 2017. If you’re not yet a PASS member, you’ll need to join, but it’s free and worth the effort. You’ll be part of a global community of over 250,000 like-minded data professionals who leverage the Microsoft Data Platform.
SQLSaturday returns with a broad range of data-related topics
We’re working with a new Microsoft – re-energized, and building out their Data Platform product offerings at breakneck speed…Click to tweet
Why should you spend your Saturday with us? Here are a few compelling reasons:
You’ll learn from top SQL Server, Azure, and BI experts
The event is loaded with great speakers – too many to mention here, but some highlights include: Ike Ellis, Reeves Smith, Steve Jones, Christian Wade, and Phil Robinson flying in, and local favorites Jarek Kazmierczak, Joshua Vickery, and my DesignMind colleagues Alisha Harold, Angel Abundez, Eric Bragas and Mark Kidwell. John McAllister of Profisee, along with Angel Abundez, will talk about a hot topic these days, Master Data Management.
Microsoft is going full steam ahead
We’re working with a new Microsoft – re-energized, and building out their Data Platform product offerings at breakneck speed, both on-prem and on Azure. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned database pro, your learning needs are accelerating. When SQLSaturday returns this year, you shouldn’t miss it.
Power BI is everywhere!
Power BI is Power BI is hot, and ready for the enterprise! If you are using Power BI today, or will be soon, this is the event for you. We will have more PBI-related sessions than you will be able to attend, so you will be able to pick the ones that are right for you. A few of the Power BI topics include Building a Power BI Dashboard in an Hour, R in Power BI, and Power BI SSRS On Premise.
Network with folks from the Bay Area Microsoft Technical Community Groups
We have such a terrific network within our Microsoft Technical Community Groups. The people. Speakers, sponsors, volunteers, my co-organizer Ross Mistry, and the DesignMind team, all working together to make this another event worth committing your Saturday to. Where else can you find top experts such as Steve Jones, Phil Robinson, Ami Levin, Ike Ellis, Christian Wade, and Joshua Vickery, all in one location? Check out this year’s SQLSaturday Silicon Valley site and you’ll see what I mean.
You’ll have many more learning opportunities throughout the year as well. Check out the Microsoft Technical Community Groups to learn about our local Bay Area user groups. I look forward to this event every year, and I hope to see you there!
Mark Ginnebaugh is CEO of DesignMind.