Welcome to the London PASS Chapter

We are an established PASS Chapter covering London

Holding frequent events @ various locations, with many well-known UK & International presenters covering the full range of SQL Server topics


Please Contact chapter Leader ( Neil.Hambly@Hotmail.co.uk ) for additional information about the Chapter


Chapter Volunteers - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

We are looking for people who are interested in volunteering with the London PASS Chapter

If you are interested then, I’m holding an volunteers evening on 3rd July in London (Dinner will be provided) to meet with potential volunteers and discuss the available roles

Each role will be for 6+ months, more details can be made available by emailing Neil.Hambly@Hotmail.co.uk


Available chapter roles in Marketing, Speakers, Sponsorship, Website & IT, Events


10th July Session Abstract - Jen Stirrup (MVP) - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The One Hour Data Analysts Toolkit using R and Power BI - a SQLBits Preview

If you want to conduct advanced Business Intelligence development and Business Analysis, then it is useful to understand data visualization and have R as a tool in your toolset. In this intensive one hour session, we will look at the latest suite of Microsoft Business Intelligence tools - Microsoft Power BI in conjunction with R. The demos will be implemented in both tools in an end-to-end hour long session so that delegates can see when to use each technology in order to determine 'what to use' and 'when to use it', as well as seeing where the technologies complement each other. We will visualize the data according to data visualization principles set out by Stephen Few amongst others.


Jen’s BIO

Jen Stirrup is an award-winning, world recognized Business Intelligence and Data Visualization expert, author, data strategist, MVP, and technical community advocate who is repeatedly honored with peer recognition as one of the top 100 most global influential tweeters on Big Data topics. Jen has over 16 years’ experience in delivering BI and dataviz projects for companies of various sizes around the world. Jen is an elected member of the Board of Directors for PASS. She is also author of ‘Tableau Dashboard Cookbook’ which is available on Amazon.

PASS Summit - Chapter Discount - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The PASS Summit 2014 (Oct 4th – 7th ) in Seattle http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2014 

We are pleased to provide you with details of our Unique Discount Code we have for the chapter members, this discount provides you with a massive $150 off the current price {using this code also helps with our funding} use this code: SQL London Unique Discount Code: UKSUMQ73*

*The Chapter discount code cannot be combined with any other PASS Summit 2014 discount and cannot be applied to an existing registration. 


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Upcoming Event Summary - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 2014

§  Virtual Chapter DBA 11th A Comedy of Errors http://dba.sqlpass.org/

§  SQL Saturday Edinburgh - 14th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/281/eventhome.aspx {This event is now @ Full capacity and waitlist in effect}

§  Virtual Chapter DBA Fundamentals 17th Rolling Upgrades, The Easy Way! http://fundamentals.sqlpass.org/

§  Virtual Chapter PowerShell 18th  Desired State Configuration http://powershell.sqlpass.org/

§  Virtual Chapter Business Analytics 19th The Accidental Report Designer: Data Visualization Best Practices in SSRS http://bavc.sqlpass.org/Home.aspx?EventID=1358

§  24HOP – Yes 24 1 hour back-back sessions with some of Microsoft finest on 24th /25th http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/2014/ss2014launch/Home.aspx

§  SQL Supper London 26th - Another great session lineup by Dave Ballantyne

§  Virtual Chapter Performance 26th Workload Tuning with Distributed Replay http://performance.sqlpass.org/Home.aspx

§  SQL Saturday Rhineland - 28th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/313/eventhome.aspx

July 2014

§  Virtual Chapter 1st Table Indexing 101 http://fundamentals.sqlpass.org/Home.aspx

§  PASS Chapter London 8th - Jen Stirrup (MVP, PASS Board) with Redgate sponsoring this event

§  Southampton 12th {full-day} Seminar – featuring TOP UK/European speakers http://sqlsoton-july2014-saturday.eventbrite.com/?aff=SQLFAQ

o    Sorry there is already a waitlist for this one

§  SQLBits XII Telford 17th - 19th  What can I say, one of the best conferences you could ever wish to attend, visit www.sqlbits.com for all the details and registration

o    Space @ this one is rapidly running out with over 1000 registrations already, so quick if you want to attend

August 2014

§  SQL Saturday Olso 30th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/317/eventhome.aspx

§  SQL Saturday Johannesburg 30th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/327/eventhome.aspx

September 2014

§  SQL Saturday Paris 13th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/323/eventhome.aspx

§  SQL Saturday Dublin 20th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/310/eventhome.aspx

October 2014

§  SQL Saturday Holland 4th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/336/eventhome.aspx

§  SQL Saturday Athens 4th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/335/eventhome.aspx

§  SQL Saturday Bulgaria 11th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/311/eventhome.aspx

§  SQL Saturday Barcelona 25th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/338/eventhome.aspx

§  SQL UK SQL Relay 2014 will be held @ 8 different locations over 2 weeks during October www.sqlrelay.co.uk

§  Week #1 - Reading 13th, Southampton 14th, Bristol 15th , Cardiff 16th

§  Week #2 - Newcastle 27th, Leeds 28th, Birmingham 29th , London 30th

November 2014

§  SQL PASS Summit {Seattle, USA} 4th - 7th www.sqlpass.org

§  SQL Saturday London BA Edition - 22nd More details will be announced in coming month’s


Next Chapter meeting will be on 10th July 2014