I went to Florida last Saturday to work on building a Wiki for SQL Saturday. I flew out of Seattle on Friday. Partied with other SQL Server professionals on Friday night, and then worked all day Saturday creating content for the Wiki. I finally flew back to Seattle on Sunday.
Just in case you do not know what a SQL Saturday event is then let me explain. SQL Saturday is a one-day event, typically held on a Saturday that provides free training to SQL Server professionals. It is kind of a mini-conference, with multiple speakers and sessions going on concurrently.
It was great fun working on creating content for the Wiki. I was honored to hang out with some very talented people that have a passion for educating the SQL Server community. Andy Warren got Scott Gleason, Jorge Segarra, Patrick LeBlanc, Jack Corbett, Jessica Moss, Sri Sridharan, and me together for this Wiki brain dump. We dumped all our knowledge about how to run and put on a great SQL Saturday event. The dumped information was then typed in and organized in a Wiki. You can find the Wiki here: http://wiki.sqlsaturday.com/.
The Wiki’s purpose it to provide information to anyone that wants to know more about what it takes to plan and hold a successful SQL Saturday. There is a lot of information we put together in a few hours, Keep in mind this information is a work in progress. If you find errors, broken links or confusing information please let me know.
If you have been thinking about running a SQL Saturday and just do not know where to start, then the Wiki is the place to go. If you would like to find out even more and talk to someone that has hosted a number of SQL Saturday events then please drop me an email:email@example.com. I would be more than happy to talk with you and help you plan a successful SQL Saturday event.