If you are using SQL Server in any way and are interested in meeting other SQL professionals in the South West then please contact us.
We are a group of DBAs and developers from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset who get together in Exeter once a month to talk about anything related to SQL. If you live or work in the South West of the UK or are in the area on business or holiday then we'd be happy to see you.
The group is for anyone working with SQL Server or anyone interested in starting to work with it. You may be a full time DBA or developer or someone looking to understand SQL Server things more clearly or maybe you are the guy that didn't run fast enough when the last DBA left.
SQL Saturday Exeter is next weekend
There is still time to register for the Friday and/or Saturday, follow the links below and join us for 2 days of great SQL Server training (8th and 9th March).
If you are already registered then you you may be interested in this brand new Windows Phone app for organising your SQL Saturday schedule - The SQL Saturday Guide. Use it for each and every SQL Saturday you attend.
SQL South West will be running SQL Saturday 194
Some great sessions have been submitted and we already have 90 registrations#. We are a small event so don't delay if you want to attend.
Session submission has closed, we are working on the selections at the moment and will be creating the schedule by the end of January. Speakers will know if they have been successful with a submission by 21st Jan 2013.
SQL Saturday 194 will be running in Exeter on 8th and 9th March 2013. We have just gone live so the SQL Saturday website is not yet updated but do visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/194/eventhome.aspx to register and check out the schedule and sponsors as we get closer to the date. We hope to announce the pre-con sessions in the next few weeks and the headline sponsors before Christmas. All the session details are also on the SQL Saturday website. If you are looking for information on how to get to Exeter and where to stay then take a look at the travel info guide we have or email if we have not got all the information that you need.
# - as at Jan 10th
We are very pleased to welcome a returning speaker and a local user group member
to give this months sessions.
Alex Whittles of Purple Frog Systems joins us to present beginners session on MDX and after the break Dave Green one of our most regular attendees will be presenting his test driven development (TDD) session "I'm sure my procedure does what it should". Join us from 17:00 for 2 hours of free SQL Server training, with pizza!
December meeting (13th Dec) will be sponsored by Fusion IO
Niall MacLeod - Director of Technical Marketing for Fusion IO will be with us to talk about Flash based storage and how it can help database applications.
TechniTrain have a training course on Advanced TSQL running in March 2013 with Dave Ballantyne presenting, full details at www.technitrain.com. It's likely to be an excellent 2 days of high quality training from a very experienced and recognised TSQL expert. Booking before December gets the early bird price of £499, after that it's £549
Want more details? Contact us via the enquiry form on the right of this page or email us.
January meeting - Weds 16th January*
We are pleased to have Chris Testa O'Neill visiting up. Chris will be giving a session titled Increasing Business and IT collaboration with SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2012 provides the ability to deliver solutions for BI users with all experience levels. See the ease of collaboration of business intelligence reporting between business users and IT departments and demonstrate a real world use case as used by a Coeo customer to present a business case for using SQL Server 2012 within your business.
Speaker Bio: Chris Testa-O'Neill
Chris Testa-O'Neill is a SQL Server Microsoft Most Valuable Professional(MVP) and a Senior Consultant at Coeo specialising in SQL Server Business Intelligence. He is also a technical author, working on courses for SQL Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Learning and advising on the SQL Server 2012 curriculum. Chris runs the Manchester SQL Server User Group and is an organiser for SQLBits. Chris has spoken at a range of events including user groups in the UK and Adelaide, Australia, SQLBits, the MCT Conference and this years SQLPASS. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCDBA, MCTS and MCITP in SQL Server.
* - It's a Wednesday this month so that mean we are meeting half an hour later than normal.