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.

(Way Too Much) Fun with Reporting ServicesStacia MisnerBeginner
A Balanced BI Approach (Self-Service & Corporate)Anthony SammartinoIntermediate
A Big Data PrimerStacia MisnerBeginner
Agile BI with SQL Server 2012 and TFS 2012Mohamed KabiruddinIntermediate
AlwaysOn – Finally, A usable ‘mirror’!Jim MurphyBeginner
Applied Enterprise Semantic MiningMark TabladilloIntermediate
Bad, less Bad, not Bad; rewriting bad SQL CodeJeffrey GarbusBeginner
Best Practice Data VisualizationJen UnderwoodIntermediate
Building a SQL Server for Optimal PerformanceGareth SwanepoelBeginner
Building a Windows 8 app from scratch (English)Russell FustinoBeginner
Building Your Own SQL Server Virtual PlaygroundKendal Van DykeIntermediate
Changing Data Is Easy, Managing Data Change is Hard!James McAuliffeIntermediate
Code Paradigms in BIDSFrank QuintanaIntermediate
Column Level EncryptionDavid DyeBeginner
Dashboard Do’s and Don’tsStacia MisnerBeginner
Data Mining Innovation with SQL Server 2012Mark TabladilloAdvanced
Data Partitioning in VLDBDmitri KorotkevitchAdvanced
Data Profiling, Cleansing, Enrichment & Matching with SSISChristopher PriceBeginner
Database Design Disasters: Common Mistakes Found in the WildRichie RumpIntermediate
Dealing With Errors in SSIS 2012David DyeAdvanced
Discover, Document, & Diagnose Your Servers on Your Coffee BreakKendal Van DykeBeginner
Entity Framework: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learned to Love DevelopersRichie RumpIntermediate
ETL Automation Using SSISJorge NovoIntermediate
Exploring The Microsoft Reporting TechnologiesDavid OrtizBeginner
From 0 to big data in 60 minutesLuis FigueroaIntermediate
Getting started with Master Data Services 2012Luis FigueroaBeginner
HDInsight: What’s all the Hadoopla about Big Data?Rafael SalasIntermediate
Help! I’ve Got XML In My Database!Kendal Van DykeIntermediate
How to be a GREAT DBAJeffrey GarbusBeginner
Implementing a HIPAA Compliance Strategy with SQL ServerBrandon LeachBeginner
Implementing Auditing in SQL Server 2012David DyeBeginner
Indexing for Join OptimizationJeffrey GarbusAdvanced
Indexing for performanceJeffrey GarbusIntermediate
Into the Wild,Taming Unstructured DataChristopher PriceIntermediate
Introducing Cube World To Users From Flat Table LandMichael AntonovichIntermediate
Introduction to SQL Server ReplicationChad ChurchwellBeginner
MDS in Practice: An Integrated ApproachChristopher PriceBeginner
Moving Big Data – SSIS, Pig, and SqoopJohn WelchBeginner
PowerShell Working with XML and SMOMax TrinidadIntermediate
Present This, Not That!Kendal Van DykeBeginner
Putting Quality Back Into Your Data AnalysisMichael AntonovichIntermediate
Report Builder: Reports made Easy.Yelena PavlyukBeginner
Secrets of Enterprise Data MiningMark TabladilloIntermediate
Self-Service ETL and Data Explorer: Are we there yet?Rafael SalasIntermediate
Self-Service Visualization with Power ViewAnthony SammartinoBeginner
Social Marketing 2013 for Microsoft ProfessionalsMark TabladilloBeginner
SQL Server – Practical TroubleshootingDmitri KorotkevitchIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn for HA and DRChad ChurchwellIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Step-by-StepDavid BerminghamIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 ColumnStore IndexesGareth SwanepoelIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 IaaS and SQL Database In DepthHerve RoggeroIntermediate
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SSAS Tabular and PowerPivot – Choose Your Own AdveAnthony SammartinoIntermediate
SSIS – Integrating PowerShell in a ScriptTask componentMax TrinidadIntermediate
SSIS Programming using .NetJorge NovoAdvanced
SSIS Programming Using .NETJorge NovoAdvanced
Stay ahead with Change Data CaptureJose L. RiveraIntermediate
Taking BI to the Next Level: CollaborationStacia MisnerIntermediate
TempDB under the hoodSam MeselAdvanced
The T-SQL Features in SQL Server 2012 You Can’t IgnoreRichie RumpIntermediate
Tips on how to get your next GREAT job!Hanneh BandiNon-Technical
Tuning Analysis Services Processing PerformanceJohn WelchAdvanced
Unit Testing SSIS PackagesJohn WelchIntermediate
Upgrade your TSQL to the NEXT levelJose L. RiveraIntermediate
Visualizing Data with Reporting ServicesChristopher PriceBeginner
Whats New in T-SQL With SQL Server 2012David DyeBeginner
Wrangling performance with Resource GovernorBrandon LeachBeginner
Zero To Cube in 60 MinutesDustin RyanBeginner