PASS SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server.  Please note that in order to attend one of these event, you must register (registration links are provided for each event).  Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.  Most events are free, however a nominal fee may be charged so that lunch may be provided (not pizza).


#229 / Dublin, Ireland

Date: Saturday, June 21-22, 2013

Time: Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Saturday Free + $22.00 (11Euro) For lunch

Venue: Hilton Dublin, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2

This year they are hosting a two-day, training event covering SQL Server 2012, Business Intelligence, Database Administration and Personal Development.

Friday Preconference Training Day (21st of June) will contain 3 fantastic full day training sessions:
– Productivity and Leadership Skills for the IT Professional by Kevin Kline
– Self-Service BI and Office 2013 by Chris Webb
– SSIS, MDS and DQS by Matt Masson
These full-day sessions can be booked for ‚¬249.

SQLSaturday – the GATHERING (22nd of June) will be free one-day training community event with a range of well-known Microsoft speakers, MVP speakers and new community speakers.

Register Now!
Admittance to this event is free, however we do have an optional charge ‚¬11 to offset the costs of providing lunch for everyone on the day.

Hotel Accommodation
22nd of June will be a busy night for Dublin hotels. The Hilton Hotel have given us a special rate for our delegates of ‚¬159 for a single room B&B / ‚¬169 for a double room B&B. These rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis…. so don’t hesitate, book now to avoid disappointment!

Event details >> Register

#226 / South Florida – Davie, FL

Location: 3301 College Ave, Davie, FL, 33314

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ?

Cost: Free, Includes lunch

Event details >> Register

Submitted Sessions

Here is the list of sessions submitted so far. The goal is to feature as many different speakers and topics as possible, but space limitations prevent from accepting every session. Details on each session can be found by clicking the links below.

Title Speaker Level
(Way Too Much) Fun with Reporting Services Stacia Misner Beginner
A Balanced BI Approach (Self-Service & Corporate) Anthony Sammartino Intermediate
A Big Data Primer Stacia Misner Beginner
Agile BI with SQL Server 2012 and TFS 2012 Mohamed Kabiruddin Intermediate
AlwaysOn – Finally, A usable ‘mirror’! Jim Murphy Beginner
Applied Enterprise Semantic Mining Mark Tabladillo Intermediate
Bad, less Bad, not Bad; rewriting bad SQL Code Jeffrey Garbus Beginner
Best Practice Data Visualization Jen Underwood Intermediate
Building a SQL Server for Optimal Performance Gareth Swanepoel Beginner
Building a Windows 8 app from scratch (English) Russell Fustino Beginner
Building Your Own SQL Server Virtual Playground Kendal Van Dyke Intermediate
Changing Data Is Easy, Managing Data Change is Hard! James McAuliffe Intermediate
Code Paradigms in BIDS Frank Quintana Intermediate
Column Level Encryption David Dye Beginner
Dashboard Do’s and Don’ts Stacia Misner Beginner
Data Mining Innovation with SQL Server 2012 Mark Tabladillo Advanced
Data Partitioning in VLDB Dmitri Korotkevitch Advanced
Data Profiling, Cleansing, Enrichment & Matching with SSIS Christopher Price Beginner
Database Design Disasters: Common Mistakes Found in the Wild Richie Rump Intermediate
Dealing With Errors in SSIS 2012 David Dye Advanced
Discover, Document, & Diagnose Your Servers on Your Coffee Break Kendal Van Dyke Beginner
Entity Framework: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learned to Love Developers Richie Rump Intermediate
ETL Automation Using SSIS Jorge Novo Intermediate
Exploring The Microsoft Reporting Technologies David Ortiz Beginner
From 0 to big data in 60 minutes Luis Figueroa Intermediate
Getting started with Master Data Services 2012 Luis Figueroa Beginner
HDInsight: What’s all the Hadoopla about Big Data? Rafael Salas Intermediate
Help! I’ve Got XML In My Database! Kendal Van Dyke Intermediate
How to be a GREAT DBA Jeffrey Garbus Beginner
Implementing a HIPAA Compliance Strategy with SQL Server Brandon Leach Beginner
Implementing Auditing in SQL Server 2012 David Dye Beginner
Indexing for Join Optimization Jeffrey Garbus Advanced
Indexing for performance Jeffrey Garbus Intermediate
Into the Wild,Taming Unstructured Data Christopher Price Intermediate
Introducing Cube World To Users From Flat Table Land Michael Antonovich Intermediate
Introduction to SQL Server Replication Chad Churchwell Beginner
MDS in Practice: An Integrated Approach Christopher Price Beginner
Moving Big Data – SSIS, Pig, and Sqoop John Welch Beginner
PowerShell Working with XML and SMO Max Trinidad Intermediate
Present This, Not That! Kendal Van Dyke Beginner
Putting Quality Back Into Your Data Analysis Michael Antonovich Intermediate
Report Builder: Reports made Easy. Yelena Pavlyuk Beginner
Secrets of Enterprise Data Mining Mark Tabladillo Intermediate
Self-Service ETL and Data Explorer: Are we there yet? Rafael Salas Intermediate
Self-Service Visualization with Power View Anthony Sammartino Beginner
Social Marketing 2013 for Microsoft Professionals Mark Tabladillo Beginner
SQL Server – Practical Troubleshooting Dmitri Korotkevitch Intermediate
SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn for HA and DR Chad Churchwell Intermediate
SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Step-by-Step David Bermingham Intermediate
SQL Server 2012 ColumnStore Indexes Gareth Swanepoel Intermediate
SQL Server 2012 IaaS and SQL Database In Depth Herve Roggero Intermediate
SRS Report Builder for Business Intelligence David Eichner Beginner
SSAS Tabular and PowerPivot – Choose Your Own Adve Anthony Sammartino Intermediate
SSIS – Integrating PowerShell in a ScriptTask component Max Trinidad Intermediate
SSIS Programming using .Net Jorge Novo Advanced
SSIS Programming Using .NET Jorge Novo Advanced
Stay ahead with Change Data Capture Jose L. Rivera Intermediate
Taking BI to the Next Level: Collaboration Stacia Misner Intermediate
TempDB under the hood Sam Mesel Advanced
The T-SQL Features in SQL Server 2012 You Can’t Ignore Richie Rump Intermediate
Tips on how to get your next GREAT job! Hanneh Bandi Non-Technical
Tuning Analysis Services Processing Performance John Welch Advanced
Unit Testing SSIS Packages John Welch Intermediate
Upgrade your TSQL to the NEXT level Jose L. Rivera Intermediate
Visualizing Data with Reporting Services Christopher Price Beginner
Whats New in T-SQL With SQL Server 2012 David Dye Beginner
Wrangling performance with Resource Governor Brandon Leach Beginner
Zero To Cube in 60 Minutes Dustin Ryan Beginner