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Monday 12 April 2021

The SQL Saturday Foundation

After all of the uncertainty in 2020, 2021 has brought about the exciting reboot of SQL Saturday. SQL Saturday has always been there throughout my career and provided an amazing place for learning and networking.

Since the end of PASS last year Steve Jones, Voice of the DBA, has been working on Moving the Community Forward. The vision is to continue to facilitate and promote local, free events organized by individuals in some area. 

This revival has been moving forward at great speed towards creating a foundation and building a future for SQL Saturday.

There are a number of blogs where you can find out more about the SQL Saturday vision.

The SQL Saturday Foundation Vision

Rebuilding SQL Saturday–Picking a Board of Directors

Finding a SQL Saturday Board of Directors

I am amazingly excited and honoured to be in the first set of directors. The initial directors are: 

  • Andy Warren  (b | t) – USA
  • Carlos Lopez (b | t) – LATAM
  • Heidi Hastings (t) – APAC
  • Johan BrattÃ¥s (t) – EUR
  • Stacia Varga (b | t) – USA
  • Steph Locke (b | t) – EUR
  • Steve Jones (b | t) – USA
  • Taoib Ali (b | t) – APAC/USA
  • Dr. Victoria Holt (b | t) – EUR

Moving forward through 2021 I hope everyone is encouraged to create a SQL Saturday to help everyone keep learning and connected. There are some great suggestions in the post on how to do this with ease.  

Everyone run a SQL Saturday in 2021

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