Monday, July 16, 2018

SQLSaturday Baton Rouge at LSU on August 11

We're a little under a month away from #SQLSatBR!

Registration is required!
We still have tables of all sizes available for sponsors!

Our 10th annual SQLSaturday features an 14-track lineup of speakers from around the country, assembled by our scheduling extraordinaire Kenny Neal. Here's the categories:
  • SQL Server Administration
  • SQL Server Beginner
  • SQL Server Development
  • .NET Dev
  • Business Intelligence
  • PowerBI
  • PowerShell
  • Windows Server/Virtualization
  • Career
  • CIO/Executive
  • Professional Development
  • and for the first time, StemUP Kid's Track (REGISTRATION and SMALL FEE REQUIRED)

Who attends SQLSaturdays?
What can SQLSaturday do for my career?

This event is entirely free for attendees (please pre-register), including a jambalaya lunch, and tons of raffle prizes to giveaway at the end of the day. Everything is paid for by our amazing sponsors.

Please pre-register if you plan on attending! Please also consider signing up to be a volunteer as well, and our expert volunteer coordinator Adrian Aucoin Jr. will put you to work, probably just by being a proctor and attending the same sessions you were going be in anyway. And we still have of sponsor tables available in the atrium to be a part of this local community-driven event.

Have questions about sponsoring? Check out our informational sponsorship PDF explaining all the benefits, costs, the day-of experience, and the process of getting involved in one of the largest and broadest SQLSaturday events in the world. Have questions? Please reach out to us via email at

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Baton Rouge User Groups Networking Night

What a great evening of interesting presentations, professional networking, and Jambalaya!

We had 5 speakers last night on topics covering: Availability Groups (me), software documentation, leveraging the SQL Server community, front-end design principals, and augmented reality!

Folks in attendance included people brand new to the User Groups, students, job seekers, hiring managers, junior-level to senior-level DBA's and Developers, bosses and their employees! Plus we had jambalaya from Pot & Paddle, our same vendor for SQLSaturday Baton Rouge.

I have uploaded my opening presentation, Availability Groups in 10 Minutes, to my Github.

Folks stayed over an hour afterwards networking!