We were not always Tech Outbound. In 2010 we had a spark of inspiration - provide results-oriented technical training that supported career growth for attendees while delivering the training in a unique environment. Out of that simple concept was born SQL Cruise.Our Mission:
Provide unique, compelling, and life changing weeks of training while building long-lasting relationships between Thought Leaders and students.Our Model:
Deliver intense training events by industry Thought Leaders in intimate environments. With a 4:1 ratio, attendees immerse themselves in training, networking and problem solving. Students are able to bring real-world problems with them to discuss 1:1 or in small groups with our Technical Leads outside of dedicated class time.Our Future:
Over a dozen events later we have seen unprecedented results from our SQL Cruise alumni and have forged amazing relationships as we focused on the Microsoft data platform. With the rapid pace of change and advancement in our industry, we are continuing to evolve to deliver on the training that our attendees need to stay competitive in their roles and also scale to share the successes we have seen with SQL Cruise and our data professional focus. We will now be providing content to serve all audiences relying on data from DBAs and Database Developers to Application Developers, Enterprise Leaders, and IT Pros.
Depart & Return from Seattle, Washington
August 4 - August 11, 2018
Join us on Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand new Alaskan flagship: The NCL Bliss as we depart from Seattle, WA with Alaskan stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. Enjoy training as we pass glaciers and remote mountain peaks. A glacier tour, two days at sea through the majestic Inside Passage, and a final stop in Victoria on Vancouver Island also are on tap. Learn while at sea. Network, explore, and relax at night and on land. Two tracks aimed at Data Professionals and Application Developers will be offered.
Stay tuned as we build our offerings for this event. Expected topics include but are not limited to: R, Data Science Fundamentals, Intelligent Apps, SQL on Linux, Security, Performance Tuning, PowerShell, Python, DevOps, T-SQL Coding for Application Developers, Big Data, and more.
Co-Founder of SolidQ
Depart & Return from Miami, Florida
February 10 - February 17, 2018
Join us on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Escape as we depart from Miami with port stops in Jamaica, The Cayman Islands two stops in The Bahamas. Enjoy training as we travel through the deep blues of the Caribbean Sea. Seven days packed with training, networking, and consulting by our Technical Leads as well as plenty of fun while on land are on deck. As always we get back to the training and our deep dive Office Hours when the ship leaves port at the end of the day. Due to our active hurricane season we will only have two sea days on our revised itinerary so we will also have class for a half day while in Nassau, The Bahamas. This will be our first dual track event with tracks specifically for Data Pros and Application Developers.
Developer Track: C#7, Entity Framework Core 2.0, ASP .Net Core, Hosting & Deployment, Migration from .Net Framework, Docker and Containers, and more.
Data Track: R, Data Science, SQL on Linux, Security, Performance Tuning, Azure and Azure SQL Database, Storage Considerations, and more. Joint discussions on DevOps, Security, and Effective Team Communications.
Technologist working in REST API, OData, Mobile and Web Dark Arts
Depart & Return from Seattle, Washington
August 12 - August 19, 2017
Join us on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pearl as we depart from Seattle, WA with Alaskan stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. Enjoy training as we pass glaciers and remote mountain peaks. A glacier tour, two days at sea through the majestic Inside Passage, and a final stop in Victoria on Vancouver Island also are on tap. Learn while at sea. Network, explore, and relax at night and on land.
In-Memory OLTP, R Services, SQL on Linux, Modern Security Attack Vectors, Flash Storage & RDBMS Considerations, PowerShell Management of SQL Server, Execution Plans, DevOps, Managing Microsoft Azure with PowerShell, Big Data & VLDBs, Query Store, and deep dives into our sponsors’ product offerings.
We just wrapped up our last event in the Caribbean and turn our focus to the next event – and our final Alaska-based event for the next few years: SQL Cruise Alaska 2018.
This event takes place on a brand new NCL ship, The Bliss. For a glimpse of what awaits our attendees this August aboard the Bliss check out the clip from Norwegian Cruise Lines highlighting some of the features, restaurants, and amenities of the largest cruise ship to ever sail from Seattle!
We are also delighted to announce our Technical Leads for Alaska 2018 SQL Cruise:
Following our high standards and proven model of deep technical training mixed with dedicated networking and free consulting Office Hours, professional development, and inclusion of friends and family members of our attendees Tech Outbound continues to welcome students aboard with jobs only to send them home with careers and solid relationships with Thought Leaders in the SQL Server community that are built to last decades!
Interested in learning more about what is coming to Seattle and Alaska this August and book your training for yourself, your team, or your staff?
Visit our registration page before staterooms fill!
When we started SQL Cruise in 2010 we did so assuming that we would produce one event per year and focus only on SQL Server. Much has changed over the years and technology has rapidly shifted and scaled out requiring us to rethink our event model. Starting in 2018 we will be running two tracks for our flagship event and they’ll be changing names to fit better with the model covering data from all sides.
Our Data Expeditions will still have a dedicated track to address the topics of interest to those working with the data platforms serving as a foundation to the modern world. Database Administrators, Data Architects, Database Developers, and those who manage these individuals will be served from this track. There will also be a healthy dose of topics related to Cloud Computing in this track.
The other track will focus on topics related to Developers who focus on the back end of the technology ecosystem: building APIs, creating interfaces between applications and databases or other applications, architecting solutions that require coding for success. These individuals may not work directly within the data tier but they rely on the database and give it purpose by providing access to the data from critical applications.
What made SQL Cruise great will not change: Thought Leaders in their fields providing insight in formal sessions and mentoring outside of class. We also will continue in our efforts to make well-rounded Technology Leaders by infusing professional development topics and coaching throughout the week.
We have seen great things from our Alumni of SQL Cruise and now it’s time to grow with the times and provide our model to a larger audience to share what only those who have attended SQL Cruises know – these events are unlike any you’ve attended before.
One of the reasons we’ve decided to change our brand identity and focus is because we felt the successes we’ve been able to bring our DBA-centric alumni need to be shared with a wider audience that also relies on data – but from different aspects of Information Technology. “SQL” and “Cruise” are too restrictive both for the audience we already have and the audience we want to reach.
To that end we’ve reached out to Chris Woodruff who is very well known to the Developer audience and connected to Microsoft which is the producer of the data platform languages and offerings we’re so closely aligned. Chris is a consultant, developer community activist, former INETA board member, PASS board member for community, and was once ranked in the top 20 Microsoft MVPs world-wide. Chris brings energy, vision, experience in both the data and developer arenas, and deep knowledge in development achieved in over 20 years as an IT professional to Tech Outbound.
He will be leading the Developer track for the up-coming Tech Outbound Caribbean 2018 event and will also be presenting as part of that track.
If you’re a Developer interested in spending 7 days embedded with thought leaders that you can learn from, and build a deeper network with, then you should look at attending Tech Outbound Caribbean 2018. Visit our registration page to reserve your seat today.