The summer vacation season is in full swing now and South Dakota is a destination that appeals to many a traveler. South Dakota is known for the big Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore to name a few attractions. But now that the annual 4th of July celebration at Mount Rushmore wrapped up for the year and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally still about a month away, you may be asking yourself what the state has to offer in the meantime.

How about some summertime professional development in South Dakota’s largest and fasted growing city, Sioux Falls? On July 18th, for the first time ever, SQL Server professionals will come together in Sioux Falls, recently named the #1 up-and-coming city for recent college graduations by Forbes, for the Professional Association for SQL Service (PASS) SQL Saturday. This free training event for data professionals who use the Microsoft data platform will feature Questar’s Database Systems Manager James Dorame, who will be there presenting on How to collect a baseline on all your servers and still get a good night’s sleep.

James Dorame is a current member of PASSMN’s Board of Directors in the position of Director of Corporate Development. His topic will provide the tools you need to start a collection of your systems baselines and give you a great deal of information.

Jim is an accomplished speaker, a noted SQL expert, and a long-time student of the popular Microsoft data platform. He consistently provides his audiences with new insights to achieve better server performance. Spaces are still available at this event, and you still have plenty of time to sign up to be a part of South Dakota’s inaugural PASS SQL Saturday event. If you can’t be there, follow along on Twitter using the official event hashtag: #SQLSatSiouxFalls.

PASS is an independent, not-for-profit organization run by and for the community. With a membership of more than 100,000 and growing, PASS supports data professionals throughout the world who use the Microsoft data platform. See for more information and to find local PASS Chapters.