The SQLskills SQL Immersion Week is broken down into two primary parts:

Part I: Server-side Performance Tuning delivered by Kimberly L. Tripp – which runs from Monday through Thursday, October 11 through the 15
Part II: Client-side Data Access Best Practices delivered by William R. Vaughn on Friday, October 15.

Monday through Friday the formal lecture will run from 9am until 5pm with breakfast, lunch and snacks included and at 5pm each day we will go into “self-paced laptop lab time” from 5pm until 7pm. During this time we will have more specific project Q&A, self-paced labs (from the course demo databases, course scripts, etc.) and BYOP (Bring Your Own Problem) where you can work on/resolve your own issues in an informal group chat, etc. This extended course time will occur Monday through Thursday with lecture ending at 5pm on Friday. In addition to the intense technical focus, we will offer an opening dessert reception on Sunday evening and on Thursday evening we’re going to sample some of Chicago’s own with a dinner out!

You’ll receive printed materials, a course CD which includes all slides in pdf form as well as all demo scripts and the course demo database, a certificate of completion and a few other special course gifts! All of these things are included in your price.

The course is limited to only 36 people, we’ll have wireless internet access in the classroom and cable based access in our hotel rooms and almost all meals are included with the exception of M-W night dinners. Once you arrive at the hotel you’ll incur very few additional expenses and the week will be focused on nothing but making your servers scale!!! The hotel has a pool and exercise room and there are tons of great restaurants within walking distance.

For more details, check out SQL Immersion Events on

We hope to see you there!