SQL Saturday Auckland #456 In Photos


If you have been in Auckland for Saturday 3rd of October and you are a Data Geek you should have been attended or at least heard about our SQL Saturday event. SQL Saturday Auckland #456 has been held in Auckland University of Technology (AUT) yesterday 3rd of October with good turnout of audience and handful of great speakers from Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, and Brisbane. The event has been organized and sponsored by RADACAD team with great help from Steve Knutson (T|L) and MS Communities in New Zealand. This event was a joint event with CodeCamp Auckland 2015. Here in this post you will read an overall glance at the event and sessions.

Saturday 3rd of October was a rainy morning in Auckland, but it didn’t stopped SQL Saturday and CodeCamp to happen. Event started with Opening and keynotes from sponsors at AUT lecture room, and it has been started with Steve Knutson’s speach, and then Peter Avenant from Varigence.

SQL Saturday Registration: Aaron, Maria, and Yuan helped us through registration process.


SQL Saturday Registration: Leila and the Team


Speaker’s arrival


Organizers of the event




Keynote started with good crowd


Steve Knutson started the opening speech.


I’ve done few house keeping introduction


Peter Avenant from Varigence as part of the keynote


We had great speakers from Brisbane (Warwick Rudd B|T), Christchurch (Martin Catherall B|T), and Wellington (Dave Dustin T)



First session was Leila Etaati (T|B) with Being Smarter with Azure Machine Learning



Then Warwick talked about: Mission Critical SQL Server and You


There was a lunch break, and our sponsors presented some sessions on lunch time. Adam from Profisee presented about their products


Then Martin told us some SQL Developer Tips and Tricks


We’ve had also great SQL Saturday Volunteer team who helped us a lot, Ming helped us with session’s orientations.


Here is a picture of me and Dave Dustin before his session starts


And then Dave started the Myths and Misconceptions


Then I was on stage with Power BI Amazing Things You Can Do



And finally Prize Draws and Say Goodbye



Photos has been taken by Andrew and Thomas our great volunteer team

Photographer_Andrew Mungalov Photographer_Thomas Guo


Hope to see you all in the next SQL Saturday Auckland October 2016.

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Reza Rad
Trainer, Consultant, Mentor
Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for nine continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: https://radacad.com/blog.
He wrote some books on MS SQL BI and also is writing some others, He was also an active member on online technical forums such as MSDN and Experts-Exchange, and was a moderator of MSDN SQL Server forums, and is an MCP, MCSE, and MCITP of BI. He is the leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence users group. He is also the author of very popular book Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, which is free with more than 1700 pages of content and the Power BI Pro Architecture published by Apress.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.

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