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Exciting times for the UK SQL Server community
10 September 11 11:37 AM | MartinBell | with no comments

At the end of this month we are going to have two extraordinary weeks of community activities in the UK. It will start with the SQLBits 9 “Query Across the Mersey” at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool from 29th September to 1st October. 

This will follow the established format of a Pre-conference training day on the Thursday, a day of paid for sessions with a keynote speech on the Friday and the Community day on the Saturday. During the conference we will have a Community Corner, please pay it a visit and find out what is happening in your area and across the country. The conference will also see the launch of the first SQL Relay, a series of events culminating at the Microsoft Office at Cardinal Place, London with Itzik Ben-Gan (SQL Server Author, MVP and Co-Founder of SolidQ) on the 6th October.

Between 3rd and 6th of October 16 user groups will be holding free meetings across the UK. The schedule is as follows:

3rd October - Manchester, Surrey, Kent, Birmingham     
4th October - Leeds, Bristol, London, Hertfordshire, Maidenhead     
5th October - Edinburgh, Exeter, Essex, Southampton, Cambridge, Cardiff      
6th October - London Cardinal Place – Itzik Ben Gan

It is great to see three new user groups holding their inaugural meetings; these are Cambridge, Essex (Basildon) and Maidenhead. The community is growing and gaining strength which can only be good for SQL Server professionals.

Contact details and registration instructions for the above events are available on the UK SQL Server User Group website: http://www.sqlserverfaq.com

If you don’t see an event near you why not start your own group? Visit the community corner at SQLBits or come along to one of the SQL Relay events and find out what’s involved. If you can make those drop me an email.

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