SQL Saturday – Chicago 2019 – Benedictine University

I’m headed to the SQL Saturday Chicago – 2019 event on March 23rd. I’m highly looking forward to this event so that I can interact with friends that I haven’t seen in some time. I’m also excited to meet and learn from great SQL professionals. This year I’ll be speaking about creating career growth and new opportunities. For those attending, return here after the event to get the session resources.

The resources from this session are now available.


Session 1.

Become a SQL Pro who’s in High Demand.

Speaker(s): Wylie Blanchard.

Track: Professional Development.

Expertise in SQL is an in-demand IT skill. As demand continues to grow, so does the increase of SQL professionals entering your specific industry. Learn what’s needed to ensure that you become a stronger technology authority in your industry and a SQL Pro who’s always in High Demand.  You’ll learn how to invest in growing your expertise, improve your social/people skills, how to effectively sell and market your talent, what is a “source of truth” and why is it extremely important and more.

Session resources and photos are now available.


EVENT UPDATE Mar 23 2019: A speaking slot became available at the last minute, giving me the opportunity to present on another topic. I decided to keep the focus on career enhancement by sharing ways to position yourself as the candidate of choice during the interview process.


Session 2.

Speaker(s): Wylie Blanchard.

Track: Professional Development.

Landing a gig as an employee, consultant or contractor has become highly competitive. You need to differentiate yourself in a way that tells the hiring manager that you are more valuable than everyone else. In this session, I’ll share 3 things that I’ve learned from my experience as an employee, hiring manager and consultant that will help you market your expertise, create new opportunities and get them saying “you’re hired”.

Benedictine University - SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 - Wylie BlanchardSQLSaturday is a training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Mar 23, 2019, at Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois, 60532, United States.