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 - Chris Adkin - An introduction to ETL frameworks
"What are ETL Frameworks, why you would want to use one and how you might go about developing one"
Chris is a freelance SQL Server consultant who has been working with SQL Server for over twelve years from version 2000, his main interests include performance and integration.
19:30 - 19:50 - Break
Time for pizza
19:50 - 20:50 - Martin Bell - Handling data when using SSDT for upgrades and installations
Data is always an issue when upgrading a database from one version to another. Using SSDT will not make this issue disappear, but it can make it easier.
From our very own Martin Bell
20:50 - 21:00 - Feedback, Prize Draw and Close
Finally: Drinks to Mr Foleys