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SQL Saturday 607 Calgary 2017

I am very happy (and terrified) to announce that Calgary will host its very first SQL Saturday, #607, on 29 April 2017.

Noel Tan and I are organising it (though Noel is doing all the hard work), and my company is sponsoring the main prize, a Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

I would like to invite all my readers to attend this event, and if you are in the general vicinity of Alberta and can take the week off to also attend Edmonton’s own SQL Saturday a week prior to ours, on 22 April 2017.

It’s a comfortable drive from Edmonton to Calgary, and you can take in many sights, sounds and tastes over that week. Both Calgary and Edmonton have international airports only 30 minutes from their respective city centres.

Speakers are welcome to apply. We already have interest from Canada, USA, and Australia. You can speak on any number of topics, including Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on Linux, Best Practices, SQL Server 2016, and so on.

To register to attend, speak, or sponsor the event, visit the official Calgary SQL Saturday website ( by visiting and clicking on the Register Now button. We will be Event #607.

To stay abreast of what’s happening in the lead up to this event, you can also watch the #sqlsatcalgary and #sqlsat607 hashtags on Twitter.

If you would like to know more, find me on Twitter as well, at @bornsql .