SQL Saturday NYC is going full steam ahead and we have finalized our 2 Precons for Friday May 29th. Before I announce what they are I wanted to first say thank you to everyone who submitted it certainly made making a choice very difficult.
Precon #1: Bradley Ball will be doing SQL Server Performance Tuning check out the full event description here, and hurry we only have 40 available spots.
Precon #2: Allan Hirt will be doing The Good, Bad and Ugly of AlwaysON Availability Group you can check out the full description here. We only have 30 seats for this class and have a great early bird offer of $200 off the regular price at $299 that ends May 1st so don’t delay.
On another note we have gained a few new sponsors with New Horizons and Profisee so check out there sites and see what they have to offer.
SQL Saturday NYC Planning is in going well and we are now getting ready to finalize our precons as 2 of them are on Friday May 29th and we have had many submissions so far. We are taking submissions until 1/15/2015 so just under a week left to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, Our attendance numbers have been doing very well and we are now up to 103 people registered and 118 sessions submitted. The session selections will surely be a tough one with so many good sessions submitted. We will have a great lineup of speakers and I encourage everyone to register ASAP.
Thank you to all Sponsors so far as we now have 5 and anyone thinking of sponsoring hurry up as we only have 2 gold sponsor spots left that guarantee you a slot for the lunch sessions.
Now on to start planning Swag and Speaker Shirts.
Just over 2 weeks now since SQL Saturday NYC went live and planning is in full force. An update on numbers is now 65 people are registered to attend and if you haven’t already make sure you get your spot. We just got our newest sponsor and first Silver level and a big thank you to Pragmatic Works. Also new sessions keep coming in almost every day and we now have 89 session submitted. One big update is on the PreCons and we have decided to do 2 of them on Friday May 29th 2015, so be sure to send your requests, email@example.com, for a PreCon before 12/31/2014 so we can start confirming.
A tip to anyone else planning SQL Saturday’s OneDrive is a great way to share documents with your Committee.
It has been one week now since SQL Saturday NYC was announced and the planning committee and myself are very pleased. We have 50 people registered to attend as of noon today and we have our first Gold Sponsor, Rehfeld and our first Bronze level sponsor with Ntirety. The speaker community has also come out with great support and submitted 71 sessions, and I encourage to keep them coming. If anyone is interested in doing a PreCon please let myself, AnotherSQLGeek@gmail.com or Robert Pearl, PearlKnows@yahoo.com know as we are also evaluating doing two possible precons.
One lesson learned right away was to setup a couple folders and rules in my email as I have been flooded with 100’s of emails and if I haven’t responded to anyone yet I certainly will as I have been a little busy this past week. On top of SQL Saturday being announced my wife and I welcomed our newest edition James A Phillips Jr. on Wednesday and everyone is very healthy.
I excited to say that PASS SQL Saturday NYC is back on the schedule and will be May 30, 2015 at the Microsoft Times Square office. It is something that we have been talking about for some time now at the NJSSUG. It took some time to get the right people together and I have to thank Robert Pearl, Simon Facer, Erik Darling, Karla Landrum, Alec Lazarescu and Michael Wells.
If you haven’t attended a SQL Saturday before then come on out and join us for a free day of Training, Networking and the all important #SQLFamily. I encourage everyone to register to attend and if you want to speak here is the Call For Speakers Link. Stay tuned for more announcements on speakers and possible Pre-Cons. If anyone has any topics that they would like to see at a pre-con please contact myself at AnotherSQLGeek@gmail.com or Robert Pearl at PearlKnows@yahoo.com