Welcome to the SQLSaturday blog, which has links and documents related to the SQL Saturday brand and the non profit corporation.

Finding PreCon Speakers

*Posted on 05 July 2022 by Steve Jones*

One of the challenges I’ve seen with a few events in 2022 is finding a precon speaker for an event. All the data from PASS was lost, and many of...

 

July Office Hours

*Posted on 01 July 2022 by Steve Jones*

I have set up Office Hours for July. My apologies for missing June.

No agenda, but happy to talk about events and any other issues.

The details are listed below:

...

 

Redgate Software offers a free ticket to the 2022 PASS Data Community Summit for each in-person SQL Saturday

*Posted on 28 April 2022 by Steve Jones*

The SQL Saturday non-profit has reached an agreement with Redgate Software to offer a free ticket to the 2022 Data Community Summit this November in Seattle. Each event...

 

Requiring Adherence to the Code of Conduct

*Posted on 01 April 2022 by Steve Jones*

Note: This is NOT an April Fools post.

Many events have adopted Code of Conduct policies over the last few years, which I feel is a good trend. The only...

 

Reporting Code of Conduct Issues

*Posted on 29 March 2022 by Steve Jones*

There has been an ongoing discussion in our community about Code of Conduct and how to handle issues moving forward. I will have more to write about this in the...

 

Additional Trademark Filings

*Posted on 06 January 2022 by Steve Jones*

We have additional trademark filings for the SQL Saturday brand. I received the Australian filing.

This means we have the US, EU, and Australia trademarks.

Unfortunately, because of Brexit...

 

SQL Saturday is a Registered 501.c.3 Corporation

*Posted on 18 November 2021 by Steve Jones*

I applied for non-profit status for the SQL Saturday corporation over the summer. I submitted an IRS Form 1023-EZ to classify our organization as a 501(c)(3) corporation. This is...

 

SQL Saturday at the PASS Data Community Summit

*Posted on 08 November 2021 by Steve Jones*

This week is the PASS Data Community Summit, and lots of us are attending in the #SQLFamily. I miss attending in person, and hopefully that will change next year.

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Congrats to Rob Volk for 100 Events

*Posted on 01 November 2021 by Steve Jones*

I got back from the first 2021 in-person SQL Saturday in Orlando yesterday. It was a great event, and I’ll have some notes and thoughts coming, but I wanted to...

 

Data Removal Requests

*Posted on 21 September 2021 by Steve Jones*

I have gotten a couple of data removal requests sent to the SQL Saturday webmaster, and decided to write up how I handle these. This may change in the future,...

 

EU Trademark Registration

*Posted on 17 September 2021 by Steve Jones*

I got a confirmation today that the EU trademark reassignment confirmation had been received by the EU IPO. This notes that the SQL Saturday corporation now owns the trademark...

 

US Trademark Registration

*Posted on 14 September 2021 by Steve Jones*

I got a confirmation today that the US trademark reassignment confirmation had been received by the USPTO. This notes that the SQL Saturday corporation now owns the trademark for...

 

Trademark Registration

*Posted on 10 September 2021 by Steve Jones*

I got a confirmation today that the [US trademark reassignment confirmation(/assets/pdf/USPTONotice.pdf) had been received by the USPTO. This notes that the SQL Saturday corporation now owns the trademark for SQL...

 

A Hybrid Experiment in Denver

*Posted on 08 September 2021 by Steve Jones*

Last month I spoke at a hybrid meeting for the Denver SQL Server User Group. This was an experiment, and I’m putting together some notes here on the event...

 

Trademark Transfer

*Posted on 20 August 2021 by Steve Jones*

This past week I received the signed trademark transfer document from Redgate. I countersigned and sent them to our lawyer to file in the various jurisdictions where the SQL Saturday...

 

9 August 2021 Town Halls

*Posted on 09 August 2021 by Steve Jones*

Today I held the first open town hall meetings for anyone to attend. I sent the invites out to speakers and organizers, but the meeting was public. This was at...

 

August 2021 Update

*Posted on 02 August 2021 by Steve Jones*

Note: This was sent to our mailing list and is repeated here. You can sign up for email updates.

We have a live SQL Saturday scheduled for 2021!

SQL...

 

Back on Twitter

*Posted on 28 July 2021 by Steve Jones*

The SQL Saturday corporation and franchise is back on Twitter at @sqlsatofficial.

While there are a few other unofficial “SQL Saturday accounts”, they are controlled by members of the...

 

Establishing a Bank Account

*Posted on 09 July 2021 by Steve Jones*

One of the functions that I’ve been worried slightly about it the establishment of banking services that can be used by a virtual non profit entity. While we hope to...

 

Scheduling and time zones

*Posted on 11 June 2021 by Steve Jones*

tl;dr Time zones are challenging and I learned something.

The SQL Saturday website was built by me, with inspiration from Rob Sewell and his work at DataSaturday.com.

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Filing for Non Profit Status

*Posted on 10 June 2021 by Steve Jones*

Today, after some research with a lawyer and accountant, I filed the US IRS Form 1023-EX form today with the US IRS. This was to establish this corporation as...

 

New Events in 2021

*Posted on 28 May 2021 by Steve Jones*

This past week I had conversations with a few organizers in the US that are looking to set up new events in 2021. This was a nice surprise for me,...

 

Fundraising for SQL Saturday

*Posted on 25 May 2021 by Steve Jones*

One of the things I am working on at this time is the raising of some capital to fund the organization for the next few years. While we want to...

 

SQL Saturday Mailing List

*Posted on 15 May 2021 by Steve Jones*

I have set up a mailing list at Mailchimp for people to sign up and get information about the SQL Saturday corporation.

You can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/hwVBKn.

Feel...

 

SQL Saturday Incorporated

*Posted on 13 May 2021 by Steve Jones*

The corporation was formed and filed officially in Texas today. The following officers were listed:

  • Steve Jones
  • Stacia Varga
  • Andy Warren

We have secured an EIN and are...

 

Everyone Run a SQL Saturday in 2021

*Posted on 12 April 2021 by Steve Jones*

Cross posted and edited from voiceofthedba.com

With SQL Saturdays being rebooted, and the SQLSaturday.com website live, it’s time for events. I am reaching out to some people that have...

 

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