Joshua Fennessy

SQL Saturday #160–Introducing Spotlight Sessions

sqlsat160_webGreetings from the SQL Saturday 160 headquarters!

We are well under way to making this a great SQL Server event!

Lots of hard work as been done up to this point, and we are extremely excited to be bringing all of YOU a day of FREE SQL Server training.  We would like to take a minute to thank all of our wonderful speakers who have submitted, our sponsors for making this event possible, and our attendees for trusting us to provide them with great community training!

The SQL Saturday 160 team is committed to provide YOU, our SQL Saturday attendees, with top-shelf training.  One way we are holding this commitment is by providing an opportunity to attend Spotlight Sessions.

What is a Spotlight Session?

A Spotlight Session is very much like normal SQL Saturday session only twice as long.  We have invited well known community speakers who have expressed interested in spending more time on one of their topics to submit abstracts.

Topic areas for Spotlight Sessions will include DBA and BI topics.

What does this mean for me?

Having 2 hours of speaking time will allow a presenter to dive much deeper into a topic, and have more time for discussions with the crowd.  This means that, should you choose to join a spotlight session, you will receive more information to take back to your workplace.  Think of it this way: Would you rather spend an hour learning about different types of indexes, or two hours and add in practical indexing knowledge as well?

But what if I don’t want to attend a spotlight session?

No problem! We will have MANY other sessions to attend as well.  The spotlight sessions are being working into our schedule to take up exactly two sessions slots.  Attendance to a spotlight will not in any way affect your schedule before or after.  Attendance is TOTALLY optional, and no special charge nor requirement is made to join in.

When will I find out what the sessions are?

We will be announcing the Spotlight Sessions along with our standard sessions during the first week of August.  Check back soon for more details.

Thanks for your time today, and if you haven’t registered for SQL Saturday #160 in Kalamazoo yet, do so now!  Limited space is available and will fill quickly!

One thought on “SQL Saturday #160–Introducing Spotlight Sessions”

  1. enjoyed the SSAS Tabular “Discussion/Session” Have resisted joining twitter for years… After attending SQLSaturday & esp. your “session” I will have to crack & join the twitter masses.

    Thank you for all of the helpful info.

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