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SQL Server Events in the UK – June 2013

Oh my god, there are so many events happening this month it is crazy. I’m going to break with tradition and start off with an event that is not in the UK. Right now TechEd is running in North America and just today Microsoft announced SQL Server 2014, you can read my post on it here: Microsoft announce SQL Server 2014.

Right, back to the UK. As I mentioned earlier June is a jam packed full of free (and some paid for) SQL Server events. You can register for most of these events over at http://www.SQLServerfaq.com

Check out the events list below to see if there is an event running near you:
Date Location Event Time Details
5th June 2013 Leicester User Group Evening With Neil Hambly and Chris Testa-O’Neil
Register here.
5th June 2013 Southampton User Group Evening With Brent Ozar and Jeremiah Peschka
Register here.
7th June 2013 Edinburgh
SQL Saturday
(Paid event)
All Day Various.
Register here.
8th June 2013 Edinburgh SQL Saturday All Day Various
Register here.
11th June 2013 Maidenhead User Group Evening With Chris Webb and David Morrison
Register here.
17th June 2013 Glasgow SQL Relay All Day Various including MVP Kevin Kline
Register here.
18th June 2013 Leeds SQL Relay All Day
Various including MCM James Skipworth

Register here. (Waiting list only)

19th June 2013 Birmingham SQL Relay All Day Various including MVP Grant Fritchey
Register here.
20th June 2013 Norwich SQL Relay All Day Various Including Microsoft’s Scott Klein and Andrew Fryer
Register here.
21st June 2013 London SQL In the City All Day Further details can be found here.
21st June 2013 Dublin SQL Saturday(Paid event) All Day Further details can be found here.
22nd June 2013 Dublin SQL Saturday All Day Further details can be found here.
24th June 2013 Cardiff SQL Relay All Day Various speakers
Further details can be found here (waiting list only)
25th June 2013 Southampton SQL Relay All Day Various including MCA Gavin Payne
Register here.
26th June 2013 Reading SQL Relay All Day Various including MCM Justin Langford
Register here.
27th June 2013 London SQL Relay All Day Various including MVP Jen Stirrup
Register here. (Waiting List Only)
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.

Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a SQL Server Professional working in the UK where he recently worked as a DBA in women's clothing, not literally he hastens to add! He is certified in SQL Server 2008, runs the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group Pass Chapter and is on the organising committee for SQL Relay. In his spare time plays the trumpet in local symphony orchestras.

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