SQL Saturday South Island

SQL Saturday South Island is on Saturday April 8th at Ara Institute of Canterbury.


A free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics.



Our aim is to:

  1. Encourage increased membership for the local user groups
  2. Provide local SQL Server professionals with excellent training and networking opportunities
  3. Help develop, grow, and encourage new speakers

This year we have 4 streams – which comprise 20 speakers.

Those speakers are made up of 10 Microsoft MVPs and two Microsoft Certified Masters.

If you’re interested then please head along to the SQL Saturday site and register – we have four tracks running – and for the first time ever – we have 20 speakers so we think that there is something for everybody there.

1 from Saudi Arabia

1 from Singapore

2 from Brisbane, Australia

2 from Sydney, Australia

2 from Melbourne, Australia

1 from Adelaide, Australia

3 from Auckland, NZ

3 from Wellington, NZ

1 from Nelson, NZ

4 from Christchurch, NZ

Additionally, we have managed to secure the services of two internationally recognised SQL Server and Power BI experts to conduct two full pre-cons on Friday 7th April.
Reza Rad (t | b) will be running a Power BI session – this is one that Reza has conducted around the world to rave reviews and we are extremely lucky that he is going to be running this in Christchurch. Register here.

Warwick Rudd (t | b) will be running a more DBA focused session – this is a precon that is based on the many things Warwick has seen in his extensive usage of SQL Server and if you’re looking to use Availability Groups or DR in general this is a great session to go along to. Register here.

SQL South Island is a free event – thanks again to our sponsors – and we really hope you will join us for a day of training and networking. Our speakers who have travelled from afar as Singapore are here to teach you some awesome things about all things related to the Data Platform.

Check out the event schedule.

Register.   It’s is vitally important that you register as this year we are putting on a free lunch so we need to know numbers for catering.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 8th April 2017.