SQL Saturday 496 – Exeter 2016 – Announcement Notes

We’re alive! We’re live! And we’re planning the next SQL Saturday Exeter.

Here are some links and some information that might help.

SQL Saturday 469 Event Homepage

Dates: 11th / 12th March 2016.

Venue: Same as last time, and the time before – Jury’s Inn, Exeter.

Transport stuff: multistorey car park opposite, open air car park round the corner. There are also trains and planes, and there are rumours of buses / coaches too. Lots of options.

Speakers wanted – for both the full day precon on the Friday, and the Saturday itself. Fancy a go? We’re all in favour of getting new speakers. Don’t be shy. You’ve got until 8th January 2016 to sign up as a speaker.

Format: for those of you who haven’t been to one of these events before, Friday 11th will be a choice of full day training courses, very reasonably priced, but you need to book in advance. The Saturday will be a day of short sessions (we run 50 minutes per session, rather than an hour), and you’re free to go to whatever sessions you want.

Nervous about crowds? Don’t be – the SQL Saturdays in Exeter aren’t huge events, but they are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed.

Want to make a weekend of it with the family? There are various attractions in the area that are child-friendly. I recommend Pennywell Farm, about half an hour away.

Any questions? Feel free to get in touch with the committee – we’re friendly. Twitter’s your best bet. This year, the committee consists of Jonathan Allen (@fatherjack), Annette Allen (@mrs_fatherjack), Mark Pryce-Maher (@tsqltidy), Rob Sewell (@fade2blackuk) and me (@thomasrushton). The event itself has a twitter account (@SQLSatExeter), as does the SQL PASS Chapter organising it – @SQLSouthWest. If you’re local, you might want to get to SQL South West User Group – regular meetings.

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