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SQL Saturday #220 - Atlanta - Pre-Conference Scholarships!


We Want YOU…To Learn!

AtlantaMDF and Idera are teaming up to find a few good people. If you are:

  • A student looking to work in the database or business intelligence fields
  • A database professional who is between jobs or wants a better one
  • A developer looking to step up to something new
  • On a limited budget and can’t afford professional SQL Server training
  • Able to attend training from 9 to 5 on May 17, 2013

AtlantaMDF is presenting 5 Pre-Conference Sessions (pre-cons) for SQL Saturday #220! And thanks to Idera’s sponsorship, we can offer one free ticket to each of these sessions to eligible candidates! That means one scholarship per Pre-Con!

One Recipient Each will Attend:

Denny Cherry: SQL Server Security
Adam Machanic: Surfing the Multicore Wave: Processors, Parallelism, and Performance
Stacia Misner: Languages of BI
Bill Pearson: Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel
Eddie Wuerch: The DBA Skills Upgrade Toolkit

If you are interested in attending these pre-cons send an email by April 30, 2013 to and tell us:

  • Why you are a good candidate to receive this scholarship
  • Which sessions you’d like to attend, and why (list multiple sessions in order of preference)
  • What the session will teach you and how it will help you achieve your goals

The emails will be evaluated by the good folks at Midlands PASS in Columbia, SC. The recipients will be notified by email and announcements made on May 6, 2013.


P.S. - Don't forget that SQLSaturday #220 offers free* training in addition to the pre-cons!
You can find more information about SQL Saturday #220 at
View the scheduled sessions at and register for them at

* Registration charges a $10 fee to cover lunch expenses.