Saturday, 17 March 2012

SQL Saturday

Howzit folks? So another SQLSaturday has come and gone.SQLSat123 was fantastic ,more people and sponsors,a great speaker line up that included Brian Knight Twitter|Blog, Mark Stacey Twitter|Blog, Gary Hope Twitter, Juan Thomas Twitter, Hannes Burger and Twitter . The event was held at Torque-IT in Tyger Valley, Cape Town.

We had 102 registered, 40 more than last year,we changed the set up by extending the sessions to 01h30 and included 3 hour deep dive session on the BI and DBA tracks. The event would not have been possible without our great sponsors MicrosoftTorque-ItKRS,Saratoga SoftwareRed-GateIderaMorgan Kaufmann PublishersMyWebGrocerOsmosis Consulting and Pragmatic Works.

Based on the feedback received from attendees, the event was a great success which satisfied everyone, I think. I also want to thank the unsung hero's of the day, the folks behind the scenes: Tracy Gander from Saratoga Software, Alistair Pugin from Pragmatic Works, Chantelle, Nadia, Sally and the support staff at Torque-IT.

For more free SQL Server training PASS is presenting 24 hour PASS on 21 March 2012. It is an on-line event with 24 sessions presented by industry experts.You can register at 24HoursofPASS

From the SQLCape user group|Twitter organizing committee, we thank everyone who attended as well as all our sponsors .We look forward to seeing you at the next SQL event.


Sally,Pieter and Jody at the registration tabl


Speaker Juan Thomas

Juan and Hannes in action

Brian Knight etting ready for his session on SSIS

Team Torque-IT Nadia ,Chantelle and Sally

Jody and Alistair Pugin

Jody,Chantelle and Alistair

back of SQLSAT T-Shirt

Juan in action

Hannes in action

Hannes showing off SharePoint in a BI 

The legendary Gary Hope from Microsoft presenting on SQL2012  high 

Team Saratoga Hannes Burger and Yun-Kuang Cheng

Jody and Toufiq Abrahams

Juan Thomas and Hannes Burger

Alain King

iPad 2 winner Ghoezayma and Satish Byrow