I am excited about this, my first SQL Saturday event. I decided to volunteer since I am familiar with the Kalamazoo area. The one task I have been assigned so far is to get the word out. The word is this will be an awesome event. Thanks to Mr. SQLAgentman we have secured a great linup of speakers http://www.sqlsaturday.com/84/schedule.aspx They will no doubt be able to educate even the most educated. Students with no database experience to seasoned IT vets will be able to choose from the menu of sessions.
I did attend SQL Rally which was a PASS event targeted for people looking for something inbetween the Free SQLSat events and the expensive week at the PASS Summit. One of the unexpected bonuses of any of these events is the people you meet.
KVCC and the AITP leaders and members have been very hospitable and invited us to use their facility. I have not been there but their website makes it look pretty sharp https://www.kvcc.edu/about/maps/texas_township_maps_new.html
Kalamazoo is home to the campus of Western Michigan University with about 30,000 students. Come September, Fall session will be in progress so expect the nightlife to be a college age crowd, especially after 10pm. Contact me on twitter @nujakcities if you are interested in checking out what Kalamazoo has to offer.
If you want to make something of yourself as a database professional you need to get involved and learn at events like this. Don’t miss out.