I will be speaking at the second Charlotte BI Edition SQL Saturday (in Charlotte, NC) on October 19. I will be at the PASS Summit as a volunteer (previous to the SQL Saturday), but will be talking at this Saturday conference about data mining. This post has the details.
I am happy to be a sponsor (via MarkTab Inc) and presenter at SQL Saturday 226 South Florida. I have been to this event in the past, and many of my presenter friends will also be at this excellent event. Also, I will giving away some great prizes: five passes (value US$1495) for data mining training to be held on September 10-12, 2013 (winners must be present at the end of the event to win). I also will be giving three separate one-hour presentations, two on data mining, and one for professional development. This blog post has the details, and links to the presentations.
MarkTab Inc. is a sponsor for SQL Saturday 220, Atlanta, GA (May 18), and will be giving away five passes to the three-day Experience Data Mining training on September 10-12, 2013. I will also be presenting two topics at SQL Saturday: first, Secrets of Enterprise Data Mining, and second, Applied Enterprise Semantic Mining. This post has the details.
I will be presenting at SQL Saturday in Mountain View, CA (Silicon Valley) on February 22 and 23. The main SQL Saturday event is on February 23, and requires a small registration fee for lunch. However, I want to invite you to my one-day preconference session on February 22 (Friday), which requires paid conference registration. This post has the details.
I will be presenting at the almost-free SQL Saturday in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on February 16. This event will be my first time for a Microsoft-related presentation in Canada (my first presentation in Canada was at SAS User Group International, Montreal, in 2004). This post has the details.
I have been invited to present a one-day preconference seminar in Tampa, Florida on Friday, November 16. This session precedes the free SQL Saturday BI (Business Intelligence) Edition in Tampa, FL on Saturday, November 17. My seminar is named “Fundamentals of Data Mining with SQL Server and Excel”, and the full-day session will target both SQL Server 2012 and Excel 2010.
A second preconference will happen on Thursday, November 15. Jose Chinchilla will be presenting “End-to-End Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing with SQL Server”. I recommend signing up for both:
- You will receive a discount by signing up for both
- You will receive a second discount by signing up on or before September 30
Even if you have to register after September 30, please go ahead. Both sessions have complementary material on leveraging SQL Server for enterprise production systems. This technology provides cost-effective infratructure for all size organizations and businesses. In the rest of this post, I will provide details on my seminar, list the cost, and provide a link for registration.
I will be presenting “Enterprise Data Mining with SQL Server” at SQL Saturday 119 in Chicago, on May 19, 2012. In this presentation, I discuss new technology for SQL Server 2012. This blog post has the details.
I will be presenting “Enterprise Data Mining with SQL Server” at the March 3, 2012 SQL Saturday #109 in Silicon Valley. Registration is required for this free event, which I expect will have a waiting list. This post provides the details.
I will be presenting “Enterprise Data Mining with SQL Server” at the February 25, 2012 SQL Saturday #108 in Redmond. Registration is required for this free event, which I expect will have a waiting list. This post provides the details.
I will be traveling to my first SQL Saturday in Tampa, Florida. I have been to several SQL Saturday events in Florida before. This particular event is on November 5, 2011. This post provides the details.
I was happy to be invited to present at SQL Saturday #89 in Atlanta, the fourth such event in the Atlanta area. The other numbers were #13, #41, and #24 was rolled into #25, so I count those two as a single event. In this post, I make a few comments about the conference. I also provide a link to my presentation and some event photos.
Unlike other events, my presentation this time was about professional development and networking. Therefore, this blog post is mostly about those same topics. I believe the topic is important in these days of uncertain economy, where it seems many people know someone who is either unemployed or underemployed. Like many other professionals at the conference, I am fully employed currently, and have even turned down some work in recent months.
I decided on August 9, 2011 that I wanted to go to SQL Saturday 79 in South Florida, as I blogged on previously. And was I glad I went too. I enjoyed not only being a presenter but also an attendee and participant too. This blog post has the details.