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.
5.30pm – 6:00pm Registration and networking
Meet and greet.
6:00pm – 6:30pm 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.
6:30pm - 7:30pm Effective Presentations - Chris Testa-O'Neill
A chalk and talk on how best to prepare for presentations. Whether it is to a small group of people at work, or to a conference room full of people. This session was received extremely well when presented in Leeds in the Summer
7:30pm – 8:00pm BREAK: Light refreshments
8:00pm – 9:00pm Speaker 2
9:00pm - Close and down the pub