Tuesday, September 13, 2016

SQL Saturday Singapore 2016 - A Grand Success

Dear All,
Can't believe it’s over!!!! It was an awesome awesome SQL Saturday Singapore...There were so many people to thank for the great success of this event.

* Let me start off with YOU - Singapore SQL Community. Without your interest, passion and the enthusiasm we wouldn't have thought of doing a SQL Saturday in first place. Thanks for giving us a good attendance in all our meetups and encouraging us to do this event.
* PASS - Thanks to PASS for giving us a platform to arrange for an event of this scale. Without PASS support, we wouldn't have had the access to so many world class speakers for sure and event wouldn't have been such a success
* Microsoft, our Gold sponsor for the event - Thanks for the tremendous support for the event. Be it providing a venue, arranging food and taking in all our last minute requests. Don't recall how many times I would have disturbed Koh Ming Hao with countless emails and phone calls at odd hours for the event. Thanks to Vivek Ravindran, Tamarai, Harminder SethiPrakash Sawant for their priceless support without which this event would not have been possible
* Volunteers - Thanks to the gentle men with the "Red Tee" during the event. We formed a team just few days ago and how well we worked...Thanks for the selfless service rendered in the last 2 days. Thanks to Rehan RockerManjuke FernandoVikash RaiMohit Niranwal, Abhishek Patel, Anand RajAlvin Lau and Sakthish Kumar for your help
* Speakers - Thanks to the overwhelming response for our event. We still wonder how lucky we are to have speakers from United States to Australia travelling 1000s of miles, speakers from the product team and industry experts. Joe young , Pinal DaveVinod Kumar MDenny CherryJoey D'Antoni, Glenn Morris, Harminder sethi, James Beresford, Andreas Wolter, Stefan Riedel, Kevin Boles, Krishna Deepak, Subramani- Can't thank you all enough for the wonderful technical sessions
Special Thanks to Andreas Wolter for making a successful pre conference event too.
Special Thanks to Kevin Boles for covering an additional session in the last minute
Special Thanks to Harminder Sethi for taking a 90 minute session when one of the previously announced speakers couldn't make it
* Sponsors - Thanks to all our Sponsors - Gill Technologies, Red Gate, Devart, Sarpedon Quality labs for the raffle gifts and all the support for the event.
* Last but not least - Our Team, Singapore SQL Saturday Team -Dharmendra KeshariKhilitchandra PrajapatiSarbjit Singh Gill. Yes, little weird to thank ourselves but still thanks for surviving the grueling last few weeks and for all the efforts :)
Once again, Thank you every one and we promise to be back stronger, bigger and better next year!!! #sqlsat549

More photos of the event can be found here.