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Top 5 reasons to attend SQLSaturday #48 in Columbia, SC

I am very excited to attend SQLSaturday #48 in Columbia, SC this upcoming Saturday October 2, 2010 both as a presenter and as an attendee. This will be my third SQLSaturday as a presenter and can’t wait to get there to share some knowledge and network with more professionals in the area. These are some of the Top 5 reasons you should attend as well:

1) Learn for free: 

Yes, free! No strings attached. All expenses are covered by event sponsors.

2) Quality sessions by world class speakers:

And did I mention for free? Learn from the best in the industry, SQL Server Most Valued Professonals (MVPs), book authors, bloggers, certified professionals and even engineers from Microsoft SQL Server themselves. Take a look at the MVPs and Microsoft engineers speaker line-up for SQL Saturday in Columbia, SC: 

MVPs                             Microsoft Engineers
  
Alejandro Mesa         Chris Skorlinski
Andrew Kelly              Evan Basalik 
Andy Leonard            Sergey Pustovit
Andy Warren  
Geoff Hiten   
Jessica Moss  
John Welch  
John Welch  
Tim Chapman  
Wayne Snyder

3) Networking opportunities

At SQL Saturday you have the opportunity to create new friendships, establish professional relationships with other professionals, meet your rockstars and if you are on Twitter, get to meet the source of some of those odd and funny tweets! You have a full day to hunt down and stalk your rockstars, enjoy a casual over lunch conversation or have more deep conversations over a drink at the after party!

4)  Talk to industry leader vendors and explore their products and services

Training Concepts          SQLSentry
Redgate                              Apress
Quest Software                MSSQLTips
CozyRoc                            eGroup
Intellinet                            VC3

5) Meet me!

Ok, probably you will not be camping out to get my autograph or to get the recipe for my awesome secret sauce but you will have the opportunity to listen to some good advice on how to prepare for your certification goals in Get Cert! Get Cred! and if you are beginning or in the middle of a Data Warehouse and/or Business Intelligence journey then don’t miss my session Business Intelligence: Decaffeinated Please! Some lucky attendees  to my sessions will win free swag!

I hope to see you all in Columbia, South Carolina!

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