Announcing SQL Saturday and BI User Group in Charlotte

For a while now, we’ve been having a bit of fun on Twitter with the #BeersAndBI hashtag.  For the past few months several of us have been getting together for some fun conversation & to make “plans.”  Now we’re ready to make a couple of very exciting announcements.

SQL Saturday BI Edition is Coming to Charlotte

We are thrilled to announce that SQL Saturday – BI Edition – is scheduled for October 27th in Charlotte.  It’s going to be held at CPCC, a local community college in South Charlotte (the Levine Campus in Matthews).  This is an excellent venue where the Carolina Code Camp is held annually.

Got some great info to share?  Submit a session!  The call for speakers is open until Friday September 14th (and we’ll be sure to announce the schedule very quickly after that).

Want to help?  Check the “Would you like to volunteer to help conduct the event?” when you register.  We’d love to have ya!  And we won’t work ya too hard.  Well, probably not.  <grin>

Ready to learn some new stuff?  Be sure to register soon!  And please pass the word to your friends & colleagues about the event!

New BI User Group Coming to Charlotte

In January 2013 we will hold the first meeting of a new BI User Group in Charlotte.  It will be a Local PASS Chapter.  As details become available, we’ll announce them.  Although I don’t have a lot of specifics yet, I’d like to share what our vision is for the group:

Free education about Microsoft BI

Useful info about Microsoft BI, PASS, local happenings

Networking & socialization

You got it - the “fun” element is part of our charter.  We think that if you choose to spend an evening with us, we should make it fun, as well as informative, and help you get to know other IT pros in the area. 

Who Are the Crazy Kids Behind All This?

From left: Javier, Rafael, Melissa, JasonYou probably caught that I said “we” a few times above.  I am a very, very, very lucky girl to have 3 good friends to cook up SQL Saturday and User Group adventures with (and partake in a few beers, of course, as well as a lot of laughs).  So now you know the real meaning of the #BeersAndBI hashtag.

Our group of organizers includes the following BI professionals:

    Rafael Salas     | Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter

    Javier Guillen  | Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter

    Jason Thomas | Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter

    Melissa Coates | Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter




We hope to see you at SQL Saturday #174 and the BI User Group very soon!