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 Microsoft, Torque-It, KRS,Saratoga Software, Red-Gate, Idera, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, MyWebGrocer, Osmosis 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|
|iPad 2 winner Ghoezayma and Satish Byrow|