The best, in the West

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Published on Sat, 08 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Indexed on 2012/12/08 17:13 UTC
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sqlsat194_whitebackground_webAs many of you know, I run the SQL South West user group and we are currently in full flow preparing to stage the UK’s second SQL Saturday. The SQL Saturday spotlight is going to fall on Exeter in March 2013.

We have full-day session on Friday 8th with some truly amazing speakers giving their insights and experience into some vital areas of working with SQL Server:

Dave Ballantyne and Dave Morrison – TSQL and internals
Christian Bolton and Gavin Payne – Mission critical data platforms on Windows Server 2012
Denny Cherry – SQL Server Security
André Kamman – Powershell 3.0 for SQL Server Administrators and Developers
Mladen Prajdic – From SQL Traces to Extended Events – The next big switch.

Fusion_IO_LogoA number of people have claimed that the choice is too good and they’d have trouble selecting just one session to attend. I can see how this is a problem but hope that they make their minds up quickly. The venue is a bespoke conference suite in the centre of Exeter but has limited capacity so we are working on a first-come first-served basis. All the session details and booking and travel information can be found on our user group website.

The Saturday will be a day of free, 50 minute sessions on all aspects SQL Server from almost 30 different speakers. If you would like to submit a session then get a move on as submissions close on 8th January 2013 (That’s less than a month away). We are really interested in getting new speakers started so we have a lightning talk session where you can come along and give a small talk (anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes long) about anything connected with SQL Server as a way to introduce you to what it’s like to be a speaker at an event. Details on registering to attend and to submit a session (Lightning talks need to be submitted too please) can be found on our SQL Saturday pages.

This is going to be the biggest and best bespoke SQL Server conference to ever take place this far South West in the UK and we aim to give everyone who comes to either day a real experience of the South West so we have a few surprises for you on the day.

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