SQL Saturday 198 – Calling SQL, Data and Snow Enthusiasts

There are 42 amazing sessions lined up forĀ SQL Saturday 198. There will be a lot of speakers and attendees from different continents, America, Europe as well Australia! So, if you are a SQL Server professional or Data is your bread and butter, this is the event you would not want to miss this month! Register and build your schedule now.

If that doesn’t entice you, SQL Saturday 198 organizers sure know how to throw a great event. They are also organizing a ski trip on Friday, Feb 15, 2013. Check it out at Scott Stauffer’s website.

Josh Fennessy and I are providing you tips and tricks in “The Essential 8: Narrative Reporting Techniques“. This will be a preview to our PASS Business Analytics Conference in April 2013.

I am also honored to showcase “Power View for Geographical Analysis” next week at SQL Saturday 198. A sneak-peek interview video podcast, titled “The Power of Power View in Excel 2013″, with Karen Foster (Director | Microsoft) and me is available from Microsoft Technet Radio site.



A Lightning Talk demonstrating an upcoming GeoFlow add-in for Excel 2013 is also in the schedule. Here’s a little teaser from me:



And last but not least,, SQL Saturday 198 is fantastic way of networking with other passionate SQL Server and Data Professionals at both local and international level.

Hope to see you in beautiful Vancouver next week!


Malibu SQL Server User Group

SQL Community in Malibu!

Great news for new and experienced SQL Server professionals! Malibu SQL Server User Group will be having our first meeting in March 2013. We are currently finalizing the event and would be announcing the speaker / presentation details.

Please visit our website on: http://sqlmalibu.sqlpass.org

Our initiative survey is also available for you to fill in.


Join SQL Malibu

By joining, you can get an up to date info about our User Group meetings. If you are not a PASS member, you can register first.

Once you have registered or if you are an existing PASS member, you can add us to your chapter membership through the dashboard.

Join Local Chapter via Dashboard



Simply type “Malibu” on [Filter by Keyword] field to find us.


Speakers wanted!

If you are interested in speaking or have any questions about the Malibu SQL Server User Group, please contact me on sqlmalibu at outlook dot com

Are you new and wanting to test what it feels like to be a speaker? Give me a shout, I have plenty of ideas to ease you in to speaking at our friendly Malibu SQL Server User Group!


Hope to see you there in March!