Network, learn, ask a question, meet other folk, get fed - these are all things that happen at user group events. These events are a really great opportunity to socialise in an informal learning experience - if you want your own exposure then come and do a 1 - 5 minute nugget in front of your peers.
Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with; make sure you register as soon as you can.
17.30 – 18:00 Registration and networking
Meet and greet.
18:00 – 18:30 Round Table discussion and Nuggets - ALL
Take stock and get the latest news in the SQL Server field. This is also a great opportunity to ask any burning questions you have, may be a problem at work.
It's also a great opportunity to share your knowledge and gain exposure in the industry by giving a short 1 - 6 minute "nugget" demo/tip.
18:30 - 19:30 - T-SQL Features in SQL Server Denali with Martin Bell
The next version of SQL Server is shaping up to be a huge release this session will look at some of the T-SQL updates with demos of features available in RC0.
19:30 - 19:50 - Break
Time for pizza
19:50 - 20:50 - More SQL Server Denali with Martin Bell
More Denali features with demos of features available in RC0.
Martin is that suave and sophisticated SQL Server User Group leader who runs the SQL Server User Groups in Edinburgh and Leeds. On top of that he is one of the organisers of the biggest SQL Server conference in Europe - SQLBits. This takes place twice a year at different locations in the UK.
20:50 - 21:00 - Feedback, Prize Draw and Close
Finally: Drinks to Mr Foleys