Speaker Information for SQL Saturday Dublin 2016

SQL Saturday Dublin 2016 is finally announced and we are looking for speakers!

Whether you have never been to Dublin, or have been to one of the previous SQL Saturday events, this is an event not to be missed. We hope to have about 450 registrations at a city centre venue. Come along to share technical content and experience Dublin culture!

You can register at this URL
http://www.sqlsaturday.com/501/

Important Dates for Speakers

Call for speakers closes: 31st Jan, 2016
Speaker Selection emails: 14th Feb 2016
Precons and speaker/sponsor event: 17th June 2016
SQL Saturday: 18th June 2016

Accommodation

We have reserved rooms for speakers in the “Spencer Hotel”. This is a four star hotel located right in the heart of the IFSC, close to city centre and also next to the SQL Saturday venue (National College Ireland). The hotel has fully equipped gym, 19 meter deck level swimming pool and sauna, steam room or Jacuzzi.

We have a discount code if you are booking directly, so contact us at sqlsaturday501@sqlsaturday.com if you want the discount code or help booking.

If you are selected to speak then Fridays night hotel is complimentary as a speaker gift.

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If you are looking for lower budget accommodation a good site for guest houses and airbnb is www.stay22.com and www.airbnb.com. Drop us an email if you need help finding somewhere

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The Venue – National College of Ireland

The NCI is located right next to the IFSC district in Dublin and also next to the Spencer hotel and the Liffey River. The city centre (O’Connell Street, Temple Bar and Grafton Street) is a short walk along the river Liffey.

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Friday Event

We are organising a Friday evening event for speakers and sponsors, so let us know if you can make it. (to be announced). Previous years events have included a trip on a barge around the canals of Dublin and The Guinness store house

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Guidelines for Saturday Session Submission

All sessions will be 1 hour in length and can cover any SQL Server related topic be that DBA, Dev, cloud, BI, Analytics or professional development.

We published a short Q&A for speaker selection for a previous SQL Saturday
http://blogs.prodata.ie/post/Guide-to-Speaker-Selection-for-SqlSatDublin-(310).aspx

Friday Precons

We have space for two pre-conferences on Friday the 17th June, kindly hosted by Microsoft in their European Development Centre, Sandyford. One of the precon’s is shortly to be announced, and we are looking to select another large precon, ideally on a DBEngine topic. Send us an email to sqlsaturday501@sqlsaturday.com if you would like to submit a precon topic

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