[EN] Reminiscence Boulevard: 1st PASS East Mids Meetup

600_446675460A week ago I had very big pleasure to attend, co-orginize and speak at first PASS East Midland Metup in Nottingham. I’ve been at one or two previous meetings where this group resides in Leicester. But – my friend Gavin Campbell {TWITTER|LINKEDIN} decided to step back (we always have more important than user group things: work, home affairs, family dreams). I made same decision with my first SQL Server Community – Polish SQL Server User Group (in Wroclaw) {MEETUP}

And because I moved from Leicester to Nottingham, we: Gavin, Stuart Moore {TWITTER|LINKED|BLOG} and myself setup again PASS East Midlands User Group version 2.0 in Nottingham. From the middle of November we have new address and dates for our meetings – still quarterly on the first Thursday of February, May, August and November. We have great host which is famous company from payments & card industry: Capital One Credit Cards UK.

We are in internet in several places (sorted in my personal importance list):

On our first meetup we had two sessions – one presented by me and one by Stuart. And we had arround fifteen attendees – few our fans cancelled attendance before meeting (for several private/work related reasons) – which is not bad result for first meeting. We got some good feedback on meeting, just after meeting and via out meetup page. We will continuing our work with next dates:

  • in May – Thursday 5th but date is not yet confirmed / because we have small conflict with upcoming SQLBits Conference
  • in August – Thursday 4th
  • in November – Thursday 3rd

We are very open for any suggestions about speakers and subjects for our next meetings – you can share your idea.