It took awhile but I am happy to announce that the new date and venue for our SQL Saturday event is now set! SQL Saturday Phoenix will be held on February 19th 2011 at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Pecos Campus. As you are probably aware, the event was originally scheduled for July 17th of this year and we unfortunately had to postpone.
The postponement was due to feedback that we had received from several potential attendees and speakers who had scheduling issues due to summer activities. Also, some just didn’t want to head to the “Valley of the Sun” in the middle of summer (OK so 115 degree temperatures can be a little crazy). So we went with the new date in February to avoid getting caught up in the holidays and also hope that some folks from the colder areas will have a really good reason to come. Phoenix is awesome in the “winter” time! Just take a look at the average temperatures for February.
The event site has been updated with the latest information, with more regarding sessions and sponsors coming soon. Samson and I are working with all involved to make sure that speakers can still make it for the event and that sponsors are still onboard. With all that being said, we are open for registration and the call for speakers is once again processing submissions (ok so it never stopped). If you have any questions, comments, concerns or maybe are interested in helping out let us know!
Also, we would like to thank the City of Chandler for their help in getting the location for the event. It just needs to be said that they help when they can and are really working to grow the technology community in their city!