Events

Let’s learn together.

Sparkies participate regularly in all things IT, from local user groups to national tech conferences to Lunch & Learns and MECs. Register for an upcoming event in your area — or let us know if you’re interested in having us present at your workplace or event.

Past Events

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BIRMINGHAM: Driving the Future of Work @ Barber Motorsports

September 21, 2018

Join Sparkhound and ServiceNow for a special event at the world's largest motorcycle and motorsports museum and track: Barber Motorsports in Birmingham, AL.

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Spark/ED Webcast: Passwordless Authentication with Trusona

September 13, 2018

Join us on September 13th to learn about how businesses are using passwordless multi-factor identity authentication for any channel to tighten security and improve customer experience

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Spark/ED Webcast: Driving Effective Adoption of New Technologies

June 14, 2018

"If you build it and they will come." We've all heard that one before – maybe even thought it ourselves. The problem is however, our users are people and in most cases, people are slow to change. If you're involved in current projects on any level or are about to launch and new project, you should tune in to this webcast as we look at best practices and tools that will ensure your users are onboard with your latest project. 

Thursday, June 14th @ 10AM

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DALLAS: Crawfish Boil at Sports Garden

May 18, 2018

Sparkhound and our partners, Nintex, SoftNAS, GodwinGroup and Masergy invite you to our 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil at the Sports Garden in Coppell! Tons of games and activities, indoor/outdoor bars, and multiple food options. Start the weekend right Friday, May 18th 2-6PM.

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HOUSTON: Crawfish Boil at Ragin' Cajun

May 16, 2018

Sparkhound and our partner, SoftNAS invite you to our 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil at Ragin' Cajun! We're taking over the restaurant and would love to see you there Wednesday, May 16th 4-7PM. 

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Spark/ED Quick Hits Webcast: ServiceNow Kingston Release

May 10, 2018

Join us Thursday, May 10th for another Spark/ED Quick Hits webcast at 10am 

ServiceNow is so much more than just another ITSM tool. The ServiceNow Platform expands past basic ITSM function to enable a customer-centric and business driven system of action. Join us as we explore the newly released functionality and features available in the latest Kingston version.  

Topics of discussion will include: 

  • A quick dive into the ServiceNow platform and how it is more than ITSM
  • What is in your tool set with latest upgrade to Kingston
  • Sneak peek into what is to come and what the future looks like with ServiceNow
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KNOWLEDGE 18 Session: ServiceNow Data Cleanup Leveraging Microsoft Excel (CCW1251)

May 08, 2018

We're presenting at ServiceNow's Knowledge '18 Conference in Las Vegas! More about the session: 

In this workshop you will leverage your mid-level Excel user skills to modify data that will end up in the ServiceNow platform. You will also export ServiceNow data, modify it in Excel, and import your changes. Why do this? Sometimes the people who understand the data are Excel power users but do not have much ServiceNow platform experience. Leverage their strengths so they can own their data. 

Prerequisites: Comfortable managing data in Excel. Ability to cut and paste. Ability to use both right click and left click in a web browser (or equivalent tablet gestures.) This is not rocket surgery. Your device should have Excel or an Excel viewer installed before you attend. Take aways: Practical experience importing Excel data into the ServiceNow platform. A brief survey of ServiceNow data management tools and when to use them. Some practice navigating the ServiceNow UI. Some discussion of how small technology choices can impact project success.

DATE / TIME:
May 8, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

ROOM:
Palazzo E (Venetian, L5)

SPEAKER(S)

Peter Smith,
ServiceNow Solution Consultant,

Brennan Bice,
Director of Business Development

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DALLAS: Innotech/ShareCloud at the ICC

May 02, 2018

Sparkhound is proud to once again sponsor the 2018 Innotech/ShareCloud summit in Dallas held at the Irving Convention Center. Stop by our booth or attend one of our sessions! Haven't registered yet? Use our discount code: SPARK8C

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BIRMINGHAM: Cyberposium presented by ThreatAdvice

April 30, 2018

SOLD OUT! Join us for an informative discussion on advances in blockchain technology, identity theft and other security issues and the state of cybersecurity - presented by ThreatAdvice, Sparkhound, and partners. Sparkhound's own, KJ Anderson is speaking on Blockchain! 

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Spark/ED Quick-Hits Webcast: Defining an Actionable Cybersecurity Plan

April 17, 2018

Join us on April 17th for another Spark/ED Quick Hits webcast at 1pm with our partner eSentire. 
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A glimpse at the world of cybersecurity can be a frightening one, especially with the increasing number and complexity of cyber attacks. Join us as we peel back the threat layers and identify a well-rounded approach that can help prepare businesses to face the modern threat landscape. 

Topics of discussion will include: 

  • Why firms are still vulnerable to cyber attacks even with common defensive strategies in place 
  • How industry myths can complicate your cybersecurity approach 
  • What steps your firm can take to develop a comprehensive cybersecurity and response program
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ALABAMA: Cyber Now Conference

April 12, 2018

TechBirmingham, the Central Alabama Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (CAISSA) and the InfraGard Birmingham Members Alliance are once again very excited to host the Alabama Cyber Now Conference.  Now in its third year, the conference delivers an even larger event where you can hear from well-known keynote speakers, network with peers, participate in breakout sessions and take time to visit with dozens of vendors and hear how their products are addressing today’s security concerns.  The addition of several information security and workforce focused workshops on April 11th make the 3rd Annual ACN Conference a must attend event for sure.

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HOUSTON: Workshop with BrightWork and Nintex

March 21, 2018

Nintex and BrightWork: Better Together Tour

Automate and optimize your project management processes on SharePoint. Learn all about it at one of our upcoming BrightWork and Nintex “Better Together” breakfast seminars, where you will meet other members of the Nintex and BrightWork communities who are using intelligent process automation to improve the way they manage projects.

DATE AND TIME

Wed, March 21, 2018
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT

LOCATION

Churrascos Memorial City  947 Gessner Road, Suite B-290  Houston, TX 77024

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DALLAS: Workshop with BrightWork and Nintex

March 20, 2018

Nintex and BrightWork: Better Together Tour

Automate and optimize your project management processes on SharePoint. Learn all about it at one of our upcoming BrightWork and Nintex “Better Together” breakfast seminars, where you will meet other members of the Nintex and BrightWork communities who are using intelligent process automation to improve the way they manage projects.

DATE AND TIME

Tue, March 20, 2018 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT

LOCATION

Irving Convention Center
Meeting Room #1 (upstairs)

500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039

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Spark/ED Quick Hits Webcast: SQL 2017

March 08, 2018
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Join us on March 8th for another Spark/ED Quick Hits webcast at 10am. In 30 minutes, William Assaf (the lead author of SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Outand Sparkhound principal consultant), will take us through what you need to know about SQL 2017 – the new release of SQL Server.

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BATON ROUGE: Statewide Economic Development Summit

February 27, 2018

Returning for a third year, the Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy will bring together economic development practitioners, the business community, elected officials, and thought leaders for a day focused on building a stronger economy. Presentations from national and local speakers will spotlight best practices and big ideas for the future of economic development.

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SparkED Webcast: Don’t let your cloud apps hold your data hostage

February 15, 2018

February 15th at 10AM... 30 minutes of quick-hitting insights designed to help you understand data strategies in the cloud. Join Rusty Frioux, head of Sparkhound’s Analytics practice, as he discusses ways to pull together data from different cloud application providers such as Microsoft CRM, Workday, SalesForce and others to get real, actionable metrics through your dashboards, data warehouses and reports.

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Birmingham: TopGolf Event with Microsoft

December 12, 2017

Sparkhound and Microsoft are proud to partner for this special event to close out 2017 at TopGolf. We'll gather in the lower level lounge for refreshments and a brief discussion... and billiards. Then we'll hit the driving range for some friendly competition. EVERYONE is able to play at TopGolf regardless of skill-level which makes it a blast! Our top BI and Analytics expert will be on hand to guide a discussion which is especially helpful as we all head into a new year.

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AUSTIN: InnoTech

November 16, 2017

INNOTECH Austin returns to the Austin Convention Center on November 16, 2017.The 14th annual event will include all new topics and speakers for a fresh and exciting conference. Now don’t worry, INNOTECH still includes many of the special events and traditions you know and love. 

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OKC: InnoTech Oklahoma

October 05, 2017

The 12th annual InnoTech Oklahoma, the region's largest business & technology conference & expo, presented by InterWorks,Inc., returns to the Cox Convention Center on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Last year, InnoTech hosted over 1000 of the region's top business & technology professionals for a full day of education, innovation, hands-on exhibits, peer to peer networking opportunities, special events and more. Don't miss this year's InnoTech event! 

Sparkhound is the bronze sponsor. Find us on the exhibit floor or in one of our breakout sessions!

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HOUSTON: BI & Analytics Lunch and Learn

September 28, 2017

Join our local Houston IT and Business leaders for lunch. This special educational session is about community. Enjoy some great food and even better company while we all learn a thing or two about how to evaluate potential projects and analytics tools.

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BIRMINGHAM: DevOps at the Speed of Business

September 14, 2017

Presented by Sparkhound, ServiceNow, Microsoft, and SHI: Join fellow Birmingham IT and Business leaders September 14 at Autobahn Indoor Speedway for DevOps, Cloud Management, and IT Operations presentations/demos… and a little competition around the track. Event starts at 11am and ends with prizes by 4pm. 

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DALLAS: The Best Ingredient Make the Best Beer (and Platform) with ServiceNow

August 24, 2017

Get a rundown of the product enhancements coming in the Jakarta release, including improvements in performance and user experience.

Are you in IT?
Learn how ServiceNow can help you solve the pressures of doing more with less, proving your value, and getting control of apps, projects, and cloud chaos.

Are you in HR?
Make it easy for employees to be employees. Learn how to offer consumer-like experiences that provide choices, guidance, and help when it’s needed.

Are you in Customer Service?
Make customer service a team sport. Learn how to deliver an effortless, connected, and proactive experience.

Are you in Security?
See what happens when you pit our Security Operations product against manual security incident response and management.

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm CST

Location:
Oak Highlands Brewery
10484 Brockwood Rd
Dallas, TX 75238

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DALLAS: Power Breakfast: Taming the Legal Risks in Cybersecurity

August 23, 2017

We've partnered with Netmail and invite you join us at the Microsoft Technology Center - Dallas - on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM for a complimentary Power Breakfast on Taming the Legal Risks in Cybersecurity with attorney, Benjamin Wright--a leading authority on privacy, data security law, and forensic investigations.

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BATON ROUGE: Executive Forum

August 15, 2017

By Invitation Only: On Tuesday, August 15th, we are hosting an Executive Forum in Baton Rouge. This small gathering is designed to foster insightful dialogue within the regional business community. The goal is to share recent challenges and how you solved them, recent victories and how you achieved them, and strategies going forward. 

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NOLA: Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals Forum

August 06, 2017

Visit us at Booth 109 as we showcase our Business Intelligence and Analytics ... intelligence. The 2017 Traffic Records Forum will be going back to New Orleans where it all began in 1974! This year’s Forum will be held on August 6 – 9 at the New Orleans Sheraton, located on Canal Street bordering the Historic French Quarter and Mississippi River.

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BATON ROUGE: SQL Saturday

July 29, 2017

Sparkhound is proud to be a platinum sponsor of Baton Rouge's SQL Saturday. SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Jul 29 2017 at LSU College of Business - Business Education Complex, Nicholson Drive Ext, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803, United States

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WEBINAR: Bullet-Proof Identity and Role Management

July 20, 2017

We've partnered with Pragmatic Works to host a training session about Identity and Access Management on July 20 at 10CST!

When an employee leaves your business, do you know without a doubt that his or her access to every system and every platform gets terminated? Do you have confidence in the audit trail? Is there an audit trail?

Rights, roles and identity management can be hairy in today’s regulated business environment, and automation and granular user access tracking is key to a secure business technology landscape. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The components of best-practice identity management
  • Getting started tips for implementing an identity management system
  • How a regional bank went from “compliance hell” to identity “Zen”
  • How to maximize your investments in tools like Microsoft System Center and/or Azure Active Directory to complete your unique solution
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HOUSTON: SQL Saturday

June 17, 2017

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, and most costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. At some events you will have the option to pay for lunch at the time of registration. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

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HOUSTON: PowerApps and Flow Lunch and Learns June 14th & 15th

June 15, 2017

Join fellow Houston IT and Business leaders for lunch and an educational session about how businesses are aggregating data and quickly deploying value-added web and mobile apps using tools they already have. We're hosting two sessions: June 14th and 15th. Seating is limited so register today.

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DALLAS: Windows 10 Workshop & Texas Rangers Game

June 07, 2017

1E and Sparkhound partner to present a unique experience at Texas Rangers Globe Life Park.

Most migrations are approached as arduous and lengthy projects that put a strain on resources, strangle bandwidth and affect user productivity. It doesn’t have to be that way. Your migration can be simplified – you just need to automate it. Implementing an On-Demand Windows strategy can provide several benefits:

  • Reduced infrastructure and in-turn reduced cost and time to completion
  • Zero-impact, seamless experience for end-users
  • Leveraged application rationalization so only needed applications are migrated
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BIRMINGHAM: PowerApps and Flow Lunch and Learn at The Club

May 25, 2017

Join fellow Birmingham IT and Business leaders at The Club on Thursday, May 25th for incredible food and an educational session about how businesses are deploying custom web and mobile apps using data and tools they already have. Seating is limited so register today.

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HOUSTON: Annual Crawfish Boil

May 23, 2017

Join us May 23rd from 4-7pm for food, drinks, and good fun at Ragin' Cajun Seafood and Oyster Bar in Woodlake. 

Sponsored by Sparkhound, 1E and Nintex.

(There will be other food options for those with other dietary preferences.)

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/17vjxhjdXx22

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DALLAS: 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil

May 11, 2017

Last year's crawfish boil at Rockledge Park on Lake Grapevine was a smash hit so we're doing it again! Join us May 11th at 3-7pm for food, drinks, live music, tailgate games and good fun. Everyone gets a commemorative t-shirt and plenty of giveaways. 

Sponsored by Sparkhound, 1E, ServiceNow, Masergy, Netmail, Nintex, and Talon

(There will be other food options for those with other dietary preferences.)

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/tgaCJ1fMgQD2

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NOLA: Wells Fargo + Sparkhound Executive Panel Discussion

May 03, 2017

This event is by invitation only: As finance and IT executives, you are trusted to provide visibility into crucial information required for accurate decision making within your company. 

Compiling massive data sets into humanly consumable information, providing greater financial controls, and automating tactical functions to free up bandwidth for strategic initiatives can be overwhelming. However, technology is evolving to help you support these critical functions. The question then becomes, “How do you take advantage of what today’s technology has to offer?”

Executive panel discussion with leadership from Wells Fargo and Sparkhound on May 3rd at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans at 11:30 - 1:00PM. (Complimentary valet parking is available) 

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BATON ROUGE: Bytes and Pints Happy Hour with Microsoft

April 27, 2017

By invitation only… Join fellow Baton Rouge IT and Business leaders after work for a quick bite and drink on Thursday April 27 at 5pm at The Bulldog on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge

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DALLAS: SharePoint TechFest

April 26, 2017

The 9th Annual SharePoint TechFest returns this April 26th to the beautiful Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. Offering a full day of informative sessions, networking opportunities and exhibits that will immediately impact your business. SharePoint TechFest Dallas is an affordable, local conference for you and your staff. Visit us at Booth 405!

More Info Here
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BIRMINGHAM: Bytes and Pints Happy Hour

April 20, 2017

Join fellow Birmingham IT and Business leaders after work for a quick bite and drink on Thursday April 20 at 5pm at the Black Market Bar & Grill

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HOUSTON: Enterprise Apps & IT Governance Lunch and Learns

April 20, 2017

APRIL 19 & APRIL 20: Join fellow Houston IT and Business leaders for incredible eats and education with two guest speakers! Sparkhound and Metalogix will be presenting on governance strategies for your enterprise applications. There are two locations to choose from: Damian's in Midtown or Flemings in the Woodlands

Register for Midtown or the Woodlands
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Webinar: Ready to Rethink IT Service Management?! Meet ServiceNow.

March 22, 2017

Join us Wednesday, March 22nd at 2CST as we dive into how organizations are speeding up time to market and automating tasks across the organization with ServiceNow. This session will include a live demo of the ServiceNow solution. 

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Birmingham: BYTES & PINTS with Sparkhound and ServiceNow

March 16, 2017

Join fellow Birmingham IT and Business leaders after work for a quick bite and drink on Thursday March 16 at 5pm at The Louis inside the Pizitz Food Hall!

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Dallas: March Madness Happy Hour Tip-off

March 16, 2017

Join us for the First Round Games of the NCAA March Madness Tournament at Champps in Las Colinas on Thursday, March 16th. We'll get started at 3PM - food and drinks are on us! 

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Webinar: Migration to Cloud without the Complication

February 23, 2017

Cloud Migration without the Complications?! We're serious. Join us on February 23rd at 2PM CST as we explore how to make cloud migrations pain-free using BitTitan's Healthcheck tool that gives you a complete roadmap and projected costs.

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Webinar: Want Less Managing?! Go Managed.

January 31, 2017

Join us on January 31st as we dive into how organizations are lowering their TCO and raising QoS by leveraging managed services partnerships.

In this first session of a new multi-part series on Managed Services, we'll lay the groundwork for how companies are lowering their TCO and increasing QoS with managed services partnerships across their enterprise. 

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WEBINAR: Enterprise Performance Management & BI

December 08, 2016

As your team prepares for 2017, consider the analytics tools you currently have in place. Are your metrics and dashboards TRULY meaningful and are they REALLY helping you manage the business?

In this 60 minute session, we'll cover: 

  • Best practice Lead/Lag measures and areas of the business to monitor
  • Case studies of how an Enterprise Performance Management process has helped businesses retool and refocus 
  • Engaging BI and Analytics demo using PowerBI, real data sets, and real dashboards.

Join us on Thursday December 8th at 2:00PM CST!

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BATON ROUGE — Spark/ED Lunch & Learn: Bullet-Proof Identity and Role Management

November 16, 2016

Rights, roles and identity management can be hairy in today’s regulated business environment, and automation and granular user access tracking is key to a secure business technology landscape. Lunch at one of Baton Rouge’s hottest new restaurants, Gouter, is on us and Microsoft. 

Please join us November 16th at 11:30am and learn from experts in Identity Management solutioning and design. And yes, there will be door prizes!

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BIRMINGHAM — Sparkhound and ServiceNow Grand Prix

November 16, 2016

Join us Wednesday, November 16th at the Autobahn Indoor Speedway to enjoy good food, fun, and a whole lot of racing! The Autobahn Indoor Speedway is a state-of-the-art indoor go-kart racing experience that offers the freedom and the exhilaration of driving a high-performance vehicle in a safe, comfortable and fun environment. 

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HOUSTON — Happy Hour with Sparkhound and Friends @ KARBACH BREWING

November 10, 2016

Join us at Karbach Brewing on Thursday, November 10th for excellent food and drinks from Houston's talented brewmasters. The beer garden and bar opens at 4PM with your friends from Sparkhound, 1E, Crayon, Metalogix and Ninetex

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SharePoint TechFest - Houston

October 12, 2016

SharePoint TechFest Houston is coming to the NRG Park October 12th. Join us for this one day, educational conference providing the latest information on SharePoint. 

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SQL Saturday - Charlotte

September 17, 2016

The Charlotte BI Group (CBIG) is excited to bring SQL Saturday  to Charlotte for 5 years in a row.  SQLSaturday is a free 1-day training event for data professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers and support from sponsors. 

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SQLSaturday Baton Rouge

August 06, 2016

SQLSaturday is a free training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held on Aug 06 2016 at LSU College of Business - Business Education Complex, Nicholson Drive Ext, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803, United States

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