Upcoming Training and Conference Events

GroupBy.org (SQL conference) June 2017 sessions available

James Anderson, Rob Sewell, Andrew Prust, Bert Wagner, and Brent Ozar talk about why Microsoft might want to run SQL Server on Linux, presentation disasters, the DBAtools and DBAreports open source projects. At 42 minutes in, Drew Furgiuele joins and shows the High Altitude SQL Server Project’s balloon gear

online conference free

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Full Pluralsight catalog available with MSDN

Subscribers now have full access to Pluralsight's entire course catalog and technology learning platform, including Code School for 12 months

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Tulsa TechFest 2017/Tulsa School of Dev 2017 - Tulsa, OK

Two days of learning and sessions

Dates: Jul 20, 2017 to Jul 21, 2017

in-person conference

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AWS Summit - Chicago

The AWS Summit brings together the cloud computing community to connect, collaborate and learn about AWS.

Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you will learn something new at the AWS Summit. This free event is designed to educate you about the AWS platform. Develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications.

Dates: Jul 26, 2017 to Jul 27, 2017

in-person conference free

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Rasberry Pi workshop - The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

Learn how to set up a Raspberry Pi! This class is perfect for beginners- especially those that own a pi and do not know how to use it!

Dates: Jul 29, 2017

in-person training

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KCDC 2017 - Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City Developer Conference is a two-day, multi-track event covering all aspects of software development, design, and project management. We welcome speakers from all over the world who are industry experts that deliver breakout sessions and hands-on workshops to further our attendees’ knowledge and professional skills.

Dates: Aug 03, 2017 to Aug 04, 2017

in-person conference

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Microsoft Ignite - Orlando, FL

Microsoft Ignite gives you five days of hands-on learning, industry insights, and direct access to product experts—all in one place.

700+ sessions
Interactive Digital Labs
Direct access to product experts
Deep dives and demos
300+ partners at the expo
Product roadmaps, vision, and strategies

Dates: Aug 25, 2017 to Aug 29, 2017

in-person conference

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VMworld 2017 - Las Vegas

VMworld is VMware’s premier thought leadership and education destination for cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology professionals. Join us for five days of innovation and learn new skills, hear expert insights and gain the tools to enable business success.

At VMworld, you’ll join the industry’s top thought leaders, subject matter experts and IT professionals to immerse yourself in the latest in cloud infrastructure and business mobility technology.

This is the one indispensable event to discover the technology, trends and people who are shaping the future of digital business.

Dates: Aug 27, 2017 to Aug 31, 2017

in-person conference

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.Net Conf

.NET Conf is a free, 3 day virtual developer event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. Over the course of the three days developers have a wide selection of live sessions that feature speakers from the community and .NET product teams. These are the experts in their field and it is a chance to learn, ask questions live, and get inspired for their next software project.

Developers will learn to build for web, mobile, desktop, games, services, libraries and more for a variety of platforms and devices all with .NET. We’ll have presentations on .NET Core and ASP.NET Core, C#, F#, Roslyn, Visual Studio, Xamarin, and much more.

Dates: Sep 19, 2017 to Sep 21, 2017

virtual conference free

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Strange Loop - St Louis, MO

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, security, and the web.

Dates: Sep 28, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017

in-person conference

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Little Rock Tech Fest - Little Rock, AR

Little Rock Tech Fest is an annual developer conference featuring popular web, mobile, database, devops and related developer topics from industry leaders. It is the event in Little Rock for both professional and aspiring software developers. Speakers from across the country come to present. Students and professionals from across Arkansas and surrounding regions come to learn and network with peers.

Our purpose is to encourage local professionals to increase their skills and to promote the Little Rock region to both experienced and aspiring developers and students.

This is our fifth year hosting the event. Will you join us?

Dates: Oct 05, 2017 to Oct 06, 2017

in-person conference

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IT/Dev Connections 2017 - San Francisco

Professional and uniquely personal, enjoy 3 days of deep-dive technical education!

Dates: Oct 23, 2017 to Oct 26, 2017

in-person conference

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DEVIntersection Fall 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

In today’s fast-paced world with technology changing rapidly, it’s a challenge to stay on top of everything new while mastering the fundamentals. This exciting event, now in it’s forth year, brings your favorite Microsoft leaders, engineers and industry experts together to educate, network, and share their expertise with you. Just this year, ASP.NET Core, SQL Server 2016, Visual Studio 2015, Windows 10 and SharePoint 2016 launched. The new release of Windows Server is on the horizon and open source is becoming the norm. The cloud is real and so is cloud scaling. Are you ready? Invest in your companies success – and in your career – at an event where questions are answered, strategies are defined and relationships are built.

Dates: Oct 30, 2017 to Nov 02, 2017

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