With the SQL Saturday in Atlanta approaching quickly, I want to point out one more reason, and my personal favorite, to attend it: SSIS. This particular SQL Saturday comes loaded with great lineup of speakers and session in SSIS. First, there is a full day of SSIS offered as pre-conference ($99-$109) where Andy Leonard and Matt Masson take you from how to spell SSIS to building robust ETL solutions. The next day, you will have 5 more sessions on different topics and version of SSIS (including one by me):
Super-size Your SSIS Breakfast Sandwich: Performance
SSIS 2012: Project Deployment Model and Catalog
Designing an SSIS Framework
SSIS in SQL Server 2012: Deployment and Management
High Availability for SSIS in SQL Server 2012
Remember that attending Saturday sessions is free, so make sure you register and come. I hope you see you there.