For the second time, I had the pleasure and honor to be part of the organizer's board for SQL Saturday - South Florida 2013. To be part of such a great community event was without a doubt one of the best professional experiences I've had. I worked closely with so many great people including speakers, sponsors, volunteers, fellow organizers and of course the attendees. The networking opportunities were incredible. It was great to hear so many success stories from people having one thing in common. They all attended SQL Saturday at one point during the last few years and have since then found a path to professional excellence and their ideal jobs.
This year we set a new record for the number of registrations. We were 2 registrations shy of 800. That is right! 798 registrations. I put together a quick video using Geoflow that shows the registrations by zip code over time.
SQL Saturday #226 - South Florida from Luis Figueroa on Vimeo.
I also had the pleasure of hosting one of the sessions. In this presentation I provided an overview of SQL Server Master Data Services 2012 titled Getting started with MDS 2012.
I have posted the slides in slideshare and embedded a link below.
Lastly, if you are a data professional or you just have an interest in the field, I would like to invite you to become part of the PASS community. Getting involved is easy, visit http://www.sqlpass.org/ to get started. If you are in South Florida, you can attend any of the local chapter meetings:
I look forward to seeing everyone once again at SQL Saturday - South Florida 2014!
If you are interested in attending one of my presentations please visit my whereabouts page for information on upcoming speaking engagements.