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




SQLSurrey March Meetup - Coding Dojo

  • In-Person @ The Stoke Pub & Pizzeria Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom (map)
  • 18:30 - 22:00 (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
  • Language: English

I'm afraid to announce that we've been let down by our venue again - we can't get exclusive use of the back room so it would be a bit too noisy to run a session. We're moving to a new venue next month that's closer to the station and MUCH more private. I've asked the Purple Frog chaps to come visit when we're a little more settled.

So - we'll run a Code Dojo on Monday night instead! Noise isn't an issue for this one, so we'll stick with the Stoke for one last time.

Featured Presentation:

Coding Dojo w/ Simon

Simon Whiteley, Chief Cloud Architect Adatis Consulting

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 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!

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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