This user group like all user groups is dependent one the contributions of its members. As Microsoft sponsors both the venue as well as food and beverages we have little need for financial contribution but are always looking for speakers and other volunteers.
We currently have 3 speaking slots per session and 11 sessions a year (There is no user group in January) we therefore have 33 speaking slots a year that we want to fill. Speaking at a user group is a fantastic way to enhance your speaking skills. The user group is a friendly, supportive environment where even the most junior speakers can take part.
The current list of speakers for the year can be seen below.
|Short Talk 1 (15 min)||Short Talk 2 (15 min)||Main Talk (60 min)|
|9 Feb||Xander Smuts
SQL for Devs
Power BI for the DBA
|8 Mar||Sean Pearce
Boosting Management Studio for Productivity
An idiots guide to learning SQL
Getting started with temporal tables
|12 Apr||TBA||Mark White
First look at Azure Data Warehouse
|10 May||Bhavesh Lala
|14 Jun||TBA||TBA||Sifiso Ndlovu
Multiple options For transposing rows and columns
|12 Jul||Lightning Talks (10 Talks)|
|9 Aug||TBA||TBA||Briton Gudhlanga
Change Data Capture
|11 Oct||Michael Johnson – TBA||TBA||TBA|
|13 Dec||Year end function & SQL Quiz|