Whew, SQL Saturday 174 in Charlotte is in the books! We had over 250 attendees from 8 states, over 40 speakers, 30 volunteers, and extremely generous sponsors who are the ones who really allow us to make an event like this happen.
We owe thanks to lots of people who made this event a success, but there’s a few I’d like to mention:
Rafael Salas, Co-Organizer - Rafael was in charge of the care & feeding of our sponsors, and he did an amazing job. As always, I learned many things from Rafael.
Javier Guillén, Co-Organizer - Javier was responsible for venue coordination and financial matters. Javier is truly passionate about BI and he brought that same excitement to our event planning team.
Jason Thomas, Co-Organizer - Jason took ownership of scheduling sessions & speakers which is no easy task. If you don’t know Jason, he’s a happy friendly guy who is a pleasure to be around.
Alberto Botero – Alberto took care of the CPCC coordination & pitched in far more than what was expected of him. Alberto is deeply involved with CPCC’s Business Intelligence and Data Analysis program where they’re training students in BI. How cool is that?
Shannon Lowder – Shannon went above & beyond as our lead volunteer coordinator. If you saw him on Saturday, that man was a machine!
Karla Landrum & PASS – Karla is a never-ending source of advice, for which we are super appreciative.
Paul Rizza – Paul voluntarily pitched in at the registration desk & picked up a 2nd session for us when we had a last minute speaker cancellation. Talk about helpful!
Jose Rivera – Jose wins the award for traveling the farthest – he came all the way from Puerto Rico!
David Elliston – David will live in CBIG infamy as the first person to RSVP for our inaugural January meeting.
Now that SQL Saturday is over, you can look forward to the Charlotte BI Group!