On Saturday, June 24th, I attended SQL Saturday #624 in Chattanooga, TN.  I’m a bit behind in posting this writeup, so I’ll keep it short.  This was my second time attending an event in Chattanooga (and I believe their 3rd overall).  The event went very smoothly and had a very well selected schedule of speakers and topics.  As with other Chattanooga SQL Saturdays, nobody leaves without being offered Moon Pies, which is a great and fun touch!

 

I attended a number of excellent sessions and really enjoyed my day in Chattanooga.  With my crazy summer schedule, this looked to be the only summer event I’d be able to attend, so I’m glad it was a good one.  Looking forward to visiting Chattanooga again some time in the future!  See below for a few of my pictures from the event:

 

Mindy Curnutt presenting “The Ins and Outs of Indexes.”

 

Samir Behara presenting “Increasing your Coding Speed in SQL Server Management Studio.”

 

Stacia Varga presenting “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Automating Your BI Framework”

 

Stacia’s BIML presentation has been one of my favorite BIML presentations to date.

 

Tamera Clark presenting “Reduce Your DBA/Dev Task List with Microsoft BI Tools.”

 

Kevin Boles presenting “On-Demand Creation of Dev/Test Databases with SQL Clone.”

 

Larry Ortega giving the SQL Saturday 624 closing comments.

 

Attendees and volunteers at the SQL Saturday 624 Closing Raffle.