I have lived in the Emsland for over a decade and have missed visiting a user group that whole time. The nearest one to me is about 90 minutes drive away, so was not really a viable option.
After starting to speak at conferences last year, I understand the need for local user groups. This is where people can meet more regularly than at conferences, where they can find like minded people who also live nearby (some conferences are on entirely different continents, which is cool, but makes it difficult to keep in touch).
With that in mind, I have decided that it is about time that the North West of Germany, or rather the Emsland, should have its own SQL Server User Group.
Our first meeting will be on the 19.06 starting at 17:30 (CST) at the IT Emsland in Lingen. Jonathan will be presenting his session “Extended Events – Not so tricky as you might think” (in English) and I will be presenting my session “SQL Server Consolidation – Resistence is Futile” (English or German).
I look forward to how this turns out.
See you there!