SQL Saturday 116–Thanks ALL January 11th, 2012

Vinod Kumar

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William A. Ward

We have no words to express the experience of the First ever SQL Server Saturday in India on Jan 7th here in Bangalore. The response from the audience has been second to none and we enjoyed every bit of the interaction we could get. There were many Firsts to this event and I thought let me call them out clearly here:

  1. 2 Technical Tracks – 6 sessions each
  2. 3 Deep Dive SQL Clinic Slots
  3. 3 Book Author
  4. Microsoft GTSC – Deep Dive practical track
  5. 1 International Speaker from US
  6. 2 Mega Halls of 100+ capacity (Almost full house)
  7. Attendees from different cities (Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Mysore etc)
  8. Lots of networking and interaction time with the experts
  9. 1 Book Sponsor (Joes2Pros, with learning book to every attendee)
  10. 1 Learning partner (Pluralsight, free week subscription)
  11. 1 Technology Partner (Telerik)

SQL Server Saturday 116

I had my session on “Security with SQL Server- Discovering Pitfalls”. Most of the concepts around the security did go well, the last demo glitch I had was I was not creating the Master key for my database for the Signed module demo. If you are interested, just make sure to attend my session in an UG and get to see what I am talking. I think there were parts of the sessions that made each one of you think around some of the security concepts and the Separation of duties framework. It was really a lot of fun for me to deliver this session to you folks. Thanks for being patient with me :).

Thanks again to SQLPASS, Sponsor, Microsoft GTSC Team and managements to make this event what it turned out to be. Would also want to take a moment to link those who took time in writing a small write-up over their respective blogs –

  • Lohith – perspectives from a speaker
  • Sudeepta – perspective from a volunteer / attendee
  • Manas – perspective from a volunteer / attendee
  • Varun Dhawan – Perspectives from an attendee

Thanks folks and don’t forget to drop your blog over the comments. SQL Saturday rocks and it is going to be fun replicating and surpassing what we have set as standards for ourselves with SQL Saturday.

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5 Responses to “SQL Saturday 116–Thanks ALL”

  1. Sudeepta says:

    +1 to what Manas said, it was indeed a great event to be part of.
    Thanks to Everyone to make this happens :)

  2. Manas says:

    It was really a great event and full of energy and enthusiasm from everyone present over there. Thanks to the sponsor and the speaker. Thank God I was part of the first ever event like this…

  3. […] [Speaker], Sudeepta [Attendee/Volunteer], Manas [Volunteer/Attendee], Varun Dhawan [Attendee] and Vinod Kumar […]

  4. Lohith says:

    Vinod, it has been my okeasure to have been part of this first ever SQL Saturday. Looking forward to many more such days :)


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