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Free SQL Server Conferences

Discussion in 'EditorsBlog' started by shanetasker, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. shanetasker New Member

    August typically indicates that it is the start of the conference season. This year the second half of the year is packed full of various conferences ranging from PDC to Tech-Ed EUMA and the SQL PASS Community Summit. The problem with these conferences is that although they have great speakers and great content they can be very expensive, especially by the time you add airfares and hotel costs on top of the conference fee. As a result, many organisations will not send their staff to conferences and those that are self-employed find it hard to justify not only the cost of the conference but also the loss of income during the conference.
    There has been a growing trend of late for community events to be run on weekends to allow people who are normally unable to attend conferences the ability to attend sessions from many of the same speakers who present at the larger events. In Australia, SQL Down Under Code Camp is held in October, in the U.K. SQL Bits is being held on Sept. 13 and North America has six SQL Saturday events planned already. These are just a handful of the free SQL Server events that are being held this conferences season. Which Free SQL Server events are you planning to attend?
    - Peter Ward

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