PASS community bloggers love their SQLSaturdays, and they love to tell everyone about their experiences, so who are we not to share that love?

PASS SQLSaturdays have been mixing work with play this summer. Despite vacations and summer hours (you know who you are),
hundreds of you have come together for SQLSaturday events for a good mix of technical topics at a variety of skill levels. There's
always something of interest for everyone! PASS SQLSaturday travelled to Birmingham for SQLSaturday #81, to Wheeling for
SQLSaturday #80, then Baton Rouge for SQLSaturday #64 and lastly to South Florida for some fun in the sun at SQLSaturday #79.

For those of you not in the know, SQLSaturday is a free training event for SQL Server professionals and anyone wanting to learn about
SQL Server. Admittance to these events is free as costs are covered by generous donations and sponsorships. 


Bradley Ball digging his new shirt at SQLSaturday#79!


All work and no play at SQLSaturday #80 in Wheeling

 
Beautiful Birmingham played host to SQLSaturday #81

 
Baton Rouge got its SQL on at SQLSaturday #64

On Twitter? Follow @sqlpass and make sure to check out the #sqlsat and #sqlsaturday hashtags to stay up to date. Besides
attendance at free learning events, there are many speaking and sponsorship opportunities available.

RECENTLY IN SQLSATURDAY #79...

+Wes Brown presented at SQLSaturday #64, Baton Rouge, LA

+Carlos Bossy presented at SQLSaturday #64, Baton Rouge, LA

+ Hugh Thomas participated in SQLSaturday #81, Birmingham

+ Andy Warren participated in SQLSaturday #81, Birmingham

+John Sterret helped organize SQLSaturday #80, Wheeling, WV

+Matt Velic snapped some pics at SQLSaturday #80, Wheeling, WV

+ Bradley Ball presented at SQLSaturday #79, South FL

+ Thomas LaRock presented at SQLSaturday #79, South FL

COMING UP IN SQLSATURDAY...

August wraps with a SQLSaturday double-header! September is all about back-to-school so grab your calendars, it's going to be a busy month.

Aug 27: SQLSaturday #90, Oklahoma City

Aug 27: SQLSaturday #91, Omaha

Sept 3: SQLSaturday #88, Western Cape, South Africa

Sept 10: SQLSaturday #94, Salt Lake City

Stay tuned for more events this fall–PASS SQLSaturdays are added all the time!

IN OTHER NEWS...

PASS SQLSaturday got a makeover! As you know, PASS SQLSaturday events have been on the rise and also branched out internationally to Brazil, New Zealand, South Africa, and Portugal. This growth prompted a refresh of the SQLSaturday website, including an updated logo, a more polished look and feel, and improvements to such features as the schedule builder and login credentials. Check out the updated SQLSaturday website and see for yourself!

Want to attend or speak at a SQLSaturday? Check out the SQLSaturday website or "Upcoming In-Person Events" on the PASS Home page for upcoming dates near you.

Want to put on your own SQLSaturday? Click here to get started.