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SQL Saturday #41 - Atlanta

From Stuart Ainsworth, SQL Saturday #41 Event leader:

SQLSaturday #41 is occurring on April 24, 2010 in Atlanta, GA; this is the third event hosted by AtlantaMDF (the Atlanta chapter of PASS), and I am so excited to be involved in the leadership of this event again.  This year we're doing things a little different, and we're trying to involve more of our membership in the planning of the event.  We've got a team of about 10 dedicated individuals working behind the scenes to get this event running; I'd love to name names, but I'm afraid I'll leave someone out, so I'll a wait a few days to post the complete list of organizers.  Keep checking the SQLSaturday site for details and news.


Couple of bullet points to consider:


1.  Registration is capped at 250 seats; last year, we sold out in a matter of hours, so PLEASE register now if you're interested in coming.


2.  The call for speakers is open until March 25, 2010; we'd like a mix of new and experienced speakers, so please sign up ASAP.  We plan on having a diverse schedule, covering database administration, development, BI, and career advancement.  Any topic dealing with SQL Server is welcome, so submit your sessions.  If you've got an idea for a topic, feel free to submit that as well.


3.  Finally, we're always looking for sponsors.  Confio has agreed to be our first gold sponsor for this event, but we'd love to introduce your company to our community.   Events like this are great for both sponsors and attendees, because it gives the attendees the opportunity to hear about solutions to their everyday problems.


Feel free to contact me directly if you'd like more information; I'll be happy to answer as best I can.




Stuart R Ainsworth

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PASS acquires SQL Saturday

Hello Everyone,

It gives me tremendous pleasure to announce that the PASS Board of Directors recently voted to acquire the SQL Saturday Event brand and management. SQL Saturday is a very popular event brand started by Andy Warren, Steve Jones and Brian Knight in May 2007. Since then, over 28 events have occurred world-wide with an anticipated growth of 40-50 events over the next two years.

This great program is a gift to the PASS organization from Andy, Steve and Brian and gives PASS control over the SQL Saturday domain, events, as well as the event management tool put together with collective help from the SQL Server community. Over the coming weeks, we will transition the event program underneath the PASS Community Connection Events umbrella and provide SQL Saturday events the management infrastructure it needs. We are also working to integrate our events portfolio to support SQL Saturday financially at the same levels as our PASS Community Connection branded events. SQL Saturday event owners will not see major changes as a result of this transition, but can expect to receive higher level of engagement and support from the PASS management team.

I am also quite excited to be speaking at the next SQL Saturday event #33 which is being held in Charlotte, NC on the 6th of March. This will also be the first SQL Saturday under PASS management!


Rushabh Mehta
PASS President

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