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SLC Sql Saturday

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SLC Sql Saturday

event date

5 Apr 2024

location

SLCC Miller Campus Sandy, Utah, United States


This event will be IN PERSON only.    

We are bringing back SQL Saturday to SLC.   All sessions will be held in person at the SLCC Miller Campus. This will be a 1 day event and have sessions throughout the whole day. The event is free and open to all. 

We welcome tracks from all the Major RDBMS's.  We would love to have sessions from SQL Server and other Database systems.  

Now is your chance to present and help build and maintain this amazing technical community we have.  It's been too long since we have been able to present in person and we are planning to put this event on fully in person.

If you need assistance getting a session ready or if you would like to review the presentation with someone please let us know and we will happily jump on a zoom meeting and provide tips and tricks. 

 All sessions right now will be 60 minutes in length.  We will be looking for volunteers to help facilitate conversations on various topics.

Why present? 

  1. Improve your skills and help others.  Presenting allows you to learn something even better than before and in the process, you are helping others to gain information.  
  2. Advocate something you are passionate about.  If you love a technology/topic share it with others!  Passion and drive show during presentations and will also help others see that.  
  3. Name/Services Recognition.  If you are interested in getting more projects in the future or perhaps a new job/different career. Presenting something not only shows how willing you are to learn but you are willing to help others. It is a great addition to any resume to be part of a community. 
  4. Make connections/Network.  Networking is key to moving forward in your career and presenting to others is a great way to build your network since people will want to hear from you. 

Session Selection

How we approach speaker selection. The schedule right now has room for about 30+ sessions. This is a much smaller schedule than we have had in the past so we will be limited in what sessions we can accept this year.  Sessions will be 60 minutes in length we suggest 45 minutes for presentations and 15 minutes for Q&A.  All presenters will only have 1 speaking slot until all presenters have a slot. Once the schedule has been filled we will then go back to the sessions and take second sessions from presenters based ranking of the abstract/presentation. We are planning on having community voting on for the sessions for this event as well. Stay tuned for how that exactly will work. 

I have included an example below to make this clear.

Pat Submitted 3 sessions to speak and the vote breakdown was like this. session1 = 2nd rank, session2 = 3rd rank, session3 =1st rank.

Nick Submitted 2 sessions to speak and the vote breakdown was like this. session1 = 2nd rank, session2 = 1st rank.

Pat would get Session3 placed on the schedule. Nick would then get his session2 placed on the schedule. This would continue through all speakers, after the last speaker had a slot chosen then we would go back and pat would also get session1 for 2nd rank(depending on other speakers and other ranks as well).

One of the primary goals of the event is to grow the speaker community. We encourage you submit to speak.  If you are a new speaker and would like a review of your presentation or help with practicing please contact us below.  We are happy to help you out.  

If you have any additional questions contact 

Pat Wright

pwright@utahgeekevents.com 




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Rho Lall, Tyler Bartholomew
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