Sparkhound at SQLSaturday Birmingham THIS WEEKEND!

March 14, 2017

The Scene: Sparkhound HQ

(The massive boardroom at Sparkhound corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge, tucked deep inside an active volcano.)

"Birmingham!? This is LSU Tiger country!"

"I know, right, why'd we even open an office there?"

"Because of all the quality client relationships we've esta-"

"Nevermind that! Let's send our two most unpronounceably named consultants to speak, that'll show em!"

"Hey, instead, and hear me out... why don't we send our top SharePoint consultant and our top SQL Server consultant..."

"That'd be the same guys."

"Grohoske and Assaf?"

(Muttering of agreement.)

"And they'll speak on SharePoint Best Practices for SQL..."

"No no, they should speak on SQL Best Practices for SharePoint."

"No no no, this is a presentation for SQL Server admins who administer SharePoint!"

"No no no no, this is a presentation for SharePoint admins who administer SQL Servers!"

(Raucous disagreement.) 



SQLSaturday Birmingham 2017

Please join the Steel City SQL Server User Group and a host of SQL Server experts from around the country at SQLSaturday Birmingham 2017, hosted on the beautiful campus of Samford University!

Sparkhound is a Silver sponsor for the event and has three sessions on the schedule, including three senior consultants from our Baton Rouge and Birmingham offices! You can use the SQLSaturday to set your schedule for the day, and don't forget to include these Sparkhound speakers:

Robert Bishop, "Hostile Takeover" at 8:30AM
William Assaf, "SQL Admin Best Practices with DMVs", at 10:50AM
Kevin Grohoske and William Assaf, "SQL + SharePoint: Best Friends Forever", at 3:20PM

Then stay for the end-of-day raffle, when we'll draw for amazing prizes including one from the Sparkhound gang!

And then set your calendars for SQLSaturday Baton Rouge on July 29, 2017! The Call for Speakers and Sponsors is still open for the 9th annual SQLSatBR event hosted at LSU!

What Is SQLSaturday?

SQLSaturday is a global event series to bring Information Technology speakers and professionals together for a community-driven, community-attended free day of technical training. These free conferences, held all over the world, are open to the public and perfect for students, CIO's, database administrators, developers, IT managers, server admins and job-seekers. 

Sponsors like Sparkhound help foot the bill for a minimal budget of venue, lunch and maybe some T-shirts. The focus of the event is community-based training, knowledge transfer and professional networking, and Sparkhound has been happy to sponsor SQLSaturdays regionally since their inception in 2009, including a sponsor for all SQLSaturday Baton Rouge events.

We'll see you there!

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