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 - Session One - SQL Server Unit Testing
Despite widespread adoption of Unit Testing for general application development, adoption within database development is rare and many database developers will not have ever written a unit test, despite the advantages it can bring. This session will provide an overview of Unit Testing using the open source tSQLt framework, demonstrating how it can increase confidence in your code, save you time and help prevent bugs from being introduced in the future.
John McLusky has 13 years of experience in the IT industry, and for the last 6 has head up database development at EMIS, who host 53% of the UK's GP patient records on SQL Server. He has worked with SQL Server since 7.0.
19:30 – 20:00 BREAK
20:00 – 21:00 Session Two - TBC
21:00 - Close and down the pub