If SQL Saturday was college football this August would be a really exciting month. We would see LSU taking on Miami in the first part of the month and Oklahoma vs. Nebraska on August 27. What a doubleheader! Well, even without the football, it’s still a great month, you’ll just have to go check it out for yourself.
I’m looking forward to traveling to Louisiana today to attend and speak at SQL Saturday #64 in Baton Rouge this weekend on the LSU campus. This is probably my 10th SQL Saturday and I’ve had a really good experience at each one. If you’re anywhere near the Louisiana area this weekend I urge you to attend, you won’t regret it, and it’s FREE. There are many things that have made SQL Saturdays successful, but in my opinion one of the most important is that you don’t have to be a DBA to benefit from it. In fact, you don’t have to know much about databases at all, and you don’t actually have to be working directly in technology. While SQL Saturday focuses on the SQL Server product line, there are sessions presented on career advancement, the Cloud, Windows Phone development, Data Visualizations, Business Intelligence projects, and much more. There is something for any one who wants to learn about technology and who wants to network with leaders in the industry.
If you do attend, please find me and say hello. I’ll be presenting Business Intelligence for Managers/Decision Makers for people who want to start or fix a BI project and a beginner version of Tune a Star Schema for High Performance Reporting.