SQL Saturdays: A Look at The Upcoming Sessions from RDX Experts

As RDX gears up for an exciting 2016 full of user groups, trade shows, and regional events, there are a handful of upcoming SQL Saturdays at which you can find experts from RDX. SQL Saturdays are free, one-day training events and are held in cities worldwide throughout the year. SQL Server professionals of all levels are encouraged to attend as speaking sessions range from beginner to advanced. There are also a variety of networking opportunities available such as pre-conference sessions in select cities and after parties. 

You can find RDX SQL Server experts at the upcoming Washington DC, Atlanta, and Austin SQL Saturdays. See who will be representing RDX at each SQL Saturday and what their speaking sessions are about: 


SQL Saturday #470- Washington DC
When: December 5, 2015
Where: The Microsoft Technology Center 

RDX will have two SQL Server professionals speaking at SQL Saturday #470:

  • Bill Wolf- Service Broker: Introduction to Wheeling and Dealing, 9:45-11 AM, Room 7-5
    • Bill’s session will provide an introduction to Server Broker, your way to process data asynchronously in a single instance setting as well as use as a near real-time ETL. You can follow  Bill on Twitter at @SQLWareWolf.
  • Matt Nelson- Building Dynamic SSIS Packages for More Flexibility, 11:10-12:25 PM, Room 7-5
    • In Matt’s session, attendees will learn how to use variables, expressions, and loops to make the package execution more dynamic. Attendees should be familiar with how to create SSIS packages to load data from flat files and to extract data to flat files before attending this session. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @Matt_Pgh.

Bill and Matt will also be available to answer training-related questions throughout the day. Those interested in registering for SQL Saturday #470 can do so here


SQL Saturday #477- Atlanta
When: January 9, 2016
Where: Microsoft Corporation

SQL Saturday #477 is a BI edition, meaning that most sessions will focus on topics related to business intelligence. You’ll find two RDX BI experts at SQL Saturday- Atlanta:

  • Dan King- Transitioning from T-SQL to MDX for Beginners– 9:00-10:00 AM, Midtown room
    • In Dan’s session, attendees will learn how to convert from using T-SQL to understanding the basics of writing MDX codes from scratch. This session is designed for DBAs who will have to make the change to these new coding standards. You can follow Dan on Twitter at @SQLSwagg.
  • Konstantin Melamud- Optimizing Your Data Warehouse for OLAP Processing, 2:30-3:30 PM, Midtown room
    • If you missed Konstantin present at this year’s PASS Summit, you have a chance to catch him present soon in Atlanta. Konstantin will discuss the options DBAs have to improve the performance of their data warehouse processing times. You can follow Konstantin on Twitter at @SQLgru.

If you’re a BI professional in the Atlanta area, don’t miss your chance to get some free training and networking with some of the brightest in the industry. To register for SQL Saturday #477, please go here.


SQL Saturday #461- Austin, TX
When: January 30, 2016
Where: Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center 

RDX is a Bronze sponsor of SQL Saturday #461. We’ll also have two RDX speakers:

  • Jeremy Frye- “Can I get a Report of This?”: Introduction to SSRS, 3:10-4:10 PM, BI Room
    • As a BI expert, Jeremy will discuss the features and capabilities of SSRS as well as the tools to begin fulfilling basic report requests. By the end of the session, attendees will be able to create and deploy a basic report consisting of a data source, data set, a parameter, and a row group.
  • Bill Wolf- Service Broker: Coach Your Process Asynchronously, 4:20-5:20 PM, room DBA2
    • If you can’t attend Bill’s session in DC, you can catch an introduction to Service Broker in Austin. At the end of the session, attendees will be able to use Service Broker for batch processing, ETL, or as an alternative to replication.

Jeremy and Bill will be available to answer any training-related questions throughout the day. To register for SQL Saturday #461, please do so here

For more information about each SQL Saturday, check out RDX’s News and Events page. Stay tuned for updates about additional RDX news and events soon! There will surely be plenty of SQL Saturdays and events to follow in the new year. 

If you’re looking to find a SQL Saturday in your area, visit www.sqlsaturday.com to find one near you.


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