Having recently gone past our 5th birthday, we have decided to make some changes for 2019. Myself and Mike (t) have been extremely busy this year and perhaps not dedicated as much time to SQLNorthEast as we would have liked and have therefore made a decision to bring in additional help with the organising so I would like to announce two new additions to the committee in Glen Leck (t)and Mark Steinberg (t) – I hope they know what they’re letting themselves in for 😉

We are also in the process of re-branding the Usergroup from SQLNorthEast to Newcastle DPaC (Data Platform and Cloud) as we are not just SQL Server and cover most if not all areas of Microsoft’s Data Platform. The PASS website and associated details have also been amended and we have also setup a new Meetup which will be where our communications will be done from now on. Twitter has also been updated so please now use the handle @DPaCNewc.

This means that if you wish to find out the latest news and about the next meetup then please join our Meetup and make sure you follow us on twitter otherwise you may miss out!

Feel free to join our Newcastle DPaC slack workspace.

Our next meetup will be on Tuesday November 27th with Craig Porteous (b|t) and Paul Broadwith (b|t)talking Git Fundamentals & PowerShell Standards Agency. Both sessions are fantastic and definitely not one to be missed!!

Our schedule will be changing slightly to accommodate our new Power BI Meetup so we will be running these on alternate months:

Power BIThursday 17th January
DPaCTuesday 19th February
Power BITuesday 19th March
DPaCTuesday 16th April
Power BIWednesday 29th May
DPaCTuesday 18th June
Power BITuesday 16th July
DPaCTuesday 20th August
Power BITuesday 17th September
DPaCTuesday 15th October
Power BITuesday 19th November
DPaC/Power BI SocialTBC

The month’s without a date are up for grabs so get in touch with Chris Taylor (b|t)  or any of the other organisers if you wish to speak next year.