SQL Saturday Boston 2022 took place on October 8, 2022 at the Microsoft office in Burlington, MA. This was a location that has hosted other SQL Saturday events in the Boston area. As near as I can tell, this was the 14th event in Boston.

The team running this event is experienced and motivated. They did a fantastic job prepping things, managing the schedule, and communicating. I received numerous emails as a speaker and attendee that let me know how the event would proceed.

One of the more interesting things I saw was the use of normal A4 (8.5x11) paper to showcase a few different things important to attendees outside of each room. As you can see below, there is this information:

  • Room number (which is on the schedule)
  • A schedule for this room
  • A flyer for the user group
  • The Code of Conduct
  • A QR code linking to the schedule and venue map

room information

I think this was a great set of things that are easy to produce, don’t require special printing, and can easily be posted, or replaced, as needed.

I’ve seen people print large schedules, which is a extra expense and effort. I also see the entire schedule printed. which is hard to read. As I get older, I appreciate larger printed fonts.

My only suggestions here would be to print the room schedule larger, and then raise the signs up to about a 6 foot height. That way people can still see the items posted when a crowd is outside the room.

Overall this worked well with a medium crowd, and made it easy to see what was coming in each room.

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