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Data Relay 2020 events postponed

Data Relay 2020 events postponed

Our friends at SQLBits let us know late last week that due to the current COVID-19 outbreak they were going to have to postpone their event. The only feasible alternative date for their venue and suppliers, unfortunately, clashed with Data Relay. We agreed that we would work together to make this happen. As Data Relay …

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2020 DataRelay is coming!

2020 DataRelay is coming!

We’re happy to announce the dates and venues for DataRelay for 2020. This year we’re pleased to be heading back to Microsoft HQ in Reading on the Thursday. The dates and cities for Data Relay 2020 are: Leeds – Monday 28th September Nottingham – Tuesday 29th September Birmingham – Wednesday 30th September Reading – Thursday …

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New Session option open for submission

New Session option open for submission

There’s been lots of talk recently about the optimum length for a conference sessions. Some people have been saying the standard 50 minute session is great, other saying that a 20 minute session works better Not being afraid of a bit of A/B testing Data Relay has decided to open up our session submissions to …

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SQL Relay becomes Data Relay

SQL Relay becomes Data Relay

We’re aware that some of you may not have been aware of our rebranding last year. For the last 10 years SQL Relay have been crossing the country bringing free quality SQL Server sessions and workshops as part of a week long tour. As I’m sure most of our attendees are aware, SQL Server is …

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All aboard the Data Bus

All aboard the Data Bus

Data Relay’s unique selling point is that we’re a travelling conference. Every day we setup in a new city, present great Microsoft Data Platform content, take everything down and move onto another city. This means moving our crew, our speakers and the conference paraphernalia every night How do we get to the next city? We …

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Why Speak at Data Relay

Why Speak at Data Relay

We’ve opened our 2019 Call for Papers The Call for Papers for Data Relay 2019 is now open. We’re looking for high quality sessions covering any topic related to the Microsoft Data Platform. If you can think of a topic we’ve either had it or accept it. Over the last couple of tours the topics …

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Diversity

Diversity

This year we have been having a lot of discussions about diversity and what this means and how we can improve our conference to be more inclusive for all. Diversity encompasses many areas.  A few of them are race, ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, gender, education, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, geographic location.  The major changes we …

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