SQL Server Communities - a Global Community
2013 sees the biggest growth in SQL Server events across the UK throughout the year, below is a list of communities that play an active role in providing SQL Server events
For the latest information on user group events throughout the year, visit SQLServerFAQ, all are welcome to events, whether you are new to SQL Server or an experienced SQL Server professional. These evening events take place across more than a dozen locations across the UK.
Professional Association for SQL Server
There has been a phenomenal growth in PASS events over 2012, with 2013 seeing more exiting events. PASS hold pass Chapter meetings across the UK. These are the same as user group meeting of which many chapters publish their dates on SQLServerFAQ as well. Cambridge held the first SQLSaturday, a full day event with multiple sessions, this is set to grow to include Scotland and Exeter in 2013. The bigger SQLRally Nordic is growing year on year, and not forgetting SQLPASS that took place in Seattle in 2012 and move to Charlotte, USA in 2013. PASS will see exciting changes with more integration with European SQL Server community, so visit the PASS website for more information
SQLRelay is growing into a sprint of one day events that takes place across multiple cities during a week. 2013 sees a bigger event with 8 cities covered in a two week period. visit http://www.sqlrelay.co.uk/ for the latest information.
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