SQL Server Events in the UK – April 2013

The bank holiday and work have put me a few days behind schedule, but here is the list out all of the UK events for all you busy people who forget to go over to http://www.SQLServerfaq.com to check what SQL Server events are happening in the UK this month.

Twas the month before SQLBits and all was still, well almost there are still a few events that you can attend this month. Check out the table below to see if there is an event running near you:

Date
Location
Event
Time
Details
9th April 2013 Cardiff
SQLLunch
Lunch
With Rob Volk
Register here.
9th April 2013
London
SQLLunch
Lunch
With Rob Volk
Register here.
9th April 2013
Maidenhead
User Group
Evening
With Jamie Thomson and Richard Douglas
Register here.
11th April 2013
Belfast
User Group
Evening
With Bob Duffy
Register here.
23rd April 2013
Cardiff
User Group
Evening
With John Martin and Gavin Payne
Register here.
25th April 2013
London
User Group
Evening
With Christian Bracchi and Neil Hambly
Register here.

 

Find a group near you…

Not every group meets every month, if you can’t see a meeting near you in the table above why not check out our map!

SQL Server User Groups in the UK and Ireland
Blue markers are PASS affiliated Chapters see http://www.sqlpass.org/PASSChapters/UnitedKingdom.aspx for a full list.

 

What should I expect from a user group

All the SQL Server User Groups in the UK are totally free to attend. They are paid for by a mix of Microsoft and other sponsors and sometimes, just sometimes out of the pockets of the leaders themselves – so remember to thank them!

Typically each event will have two or three presenters speaking on a range of different topics. The speakers can range from first timers presenting some tricks or something new they have just learned to Microsoft Certified Architects so there really is something for everyone at every level.

Where possible (budget allowing) we do try to put on some food, so please do speak up if you have any special dietary requirements.

But, don’t just take my word for it, earlier this year I interviewed Gina Walters who runs a PASS Chapter in the US. You can read about what they get up to here.

Want to start your own SQL Server User Group?

Believe it or not there’s actually a committee of User Group leaders so we are pretty structured! We can help you to find speakers and how to apply for funding.

Assuming that when you read this I haven’t changed my site layout again, you can Contact Me using the Menu at the top of the website, or the page list at the bottom. Once you’ve made contact the rest of the leaders and I will be able to talk you through what else would be involved.