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

Supporting Event Downloads

*Posted on 19 September 2022 by Steve Jones*

One of the things I’ve noticed lately is that events need to send things to others for downloads. While email works well, and certainly is good for notifications, it’s nice...

 

October Office Hours

*Posted on 16 September 2022 by Steve Jones*

I have set up Office Hours for October. My apologies for missing September.

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

The details are listed below:

...

 

Adding Slides and Code to your Event

*Posted on 15 September 2022 by Steve Jones*

One of the requests from users is that we include slides and code downloads for events. While we can host files on the SQL Saturday site, and we can take...

 

Links to Past Events

*Posted on 14 September 2022 by Steve Jones*

One of the things that any organizers and events are proud of is their history. We’ve had a number of commemorative events that hit their 10th event. This past year,...

 

Short Codes for Events

*Posted on 13 September 2022 by Steve Jones*

When we formed the SQL Saturday corporation and had the first event in Los Angeles in 2021, the organizers requested a short code for their event. They thought these URLS...

 

Looking Back at SQL Saturday Los Angeles 2022

*Posted on 17 August 2022 by Steve Jones*

This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend SQL Saturday Los Angeles 2022. This was the third SQL Saturday I’d been to in LA, and it was once...

 

Looking for Web Design Help

*Posted on 19 July 2022 by Steve Jones*

The SQL Saturday site is based on work that I helped the DataSaturdays project with when the PASS organization folded. Rob Sewell did a lot of the work,...

 

Updating Tags

*Posted on 14 July 2022 by Steve Jones*

The history of SQL Saturday events is contained on our past events page, where I’ve recovered the history as best I can. Some data was lost in an earlier...

 

Adding a CoC Agreement to your Call for Speakers

*Posted on 08 July 2022 by Steve Jones*

We have few rules for SQL Saturday, but one of these is that everyone needs to agree to a Code of Conduct and the event needs to enforce it.

This...

 

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.

...

 

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.

...

 

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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