SQLSurrey

Welcome to the SQLSurrey PASS Chapter


We are SQLSurrey, the SQL Server Usergroup based in Guildford and surrounding areas. We're a group of SQL enthusiasts from the area who specialise in the MSBI & Azure side of things, but we'll be hosting a range talks across the whole SQL spectrum.

We're hoping to build up a community of like-minded peers to share knowledge, sharpen skills and enjoy a few beers. It's pretty important to us that these aren't lectures - we'll be occupying the back room of a pub and keeping things informal as best we can!

Next Meeting

Monday,

December

12

SQLSurrey Christmas Code Dojo!

  • In-Person @ The Stoke Pub & Pizzeria Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom (map)
  • 19:00 - 22:00 UTC
  • Language: English

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... Our speaker-elves are taking a break and the grotto (Stoke pub) will be rather noisy, so we're going to do something a bit different - a Christmas Code Dojo.

Expect presents (prizes), mince pies, bad music and more!

RSVP Via Meetup: http://bit.ly/2gnS7kn

What's a Code Dojo?

Dojos are collaborative challenges, designed to keep your coding skills sharp, bringing you out of your comfort zone. All challenges can be solved in T-SQL, usually via many different methods.

We'll read through a problem, split into groups to tackle it then talk through the various approaches people used. Then pick a new problem and repeat.

Prizes for best solution, fastest correct answer, worst christmas jumper and the dirtiest hack!

What do I need?

We should have a few laptops for the night, but if you have a laptop with SQL Server 2016, bring it along!

Other than that, just bring along your razor sharp SQL-Ninja skills!

Featured Presentation:

SQL CodeDojo!

Simon Whiteley, Chief Cloud Architect Adatis Consulting

No format topic this month, just an action-packed coding session, working in teams to complete coding challenges and win prizes!

About Simon:
Coming from a world of traditional BI structures, Simon is now obsessed with utilising cloud technologies to revolutionise these traditions. He will dive into any interesting BI problem, whether its ETL patterns, analysis models or building custom D3 visualisations. As a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, his main focus is harnessing Azure Data Services to build the next generation of Cloud Analytics Architectures!

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