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Data Relay 2022 – Call for Speakers open

Data Relay 2022 – Call for Speakers open

No conference cam make it without great speaker and their sessions. Data Relay is no exception, so we’re pleased to announce that our Call for Speakers is now open for our 2022 tour. This year we are visiting the following cities/venues: 04/10/2022 – Leeds – Queens Hotel (new venue!) 05/10/2022 – Birmingham – Broadway Plaza …

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Data Relay 2022 – We’re back!

Data Relay 2022 – We’re back!

Yes, we’re back and in person for 2022! We’re running a 4 day event running North to South: 04/10/2022 – Leeds – Queens Hotel (new venue!) 05/10/2022 – Birmingham – Broadway Plaza Odeon 06/10/2022 – Reading – Microsoft HQ TVP 07/10/2022 – Bristol – The Bristol Hotel It’s been a while since we’ve done one …

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Data Relay in 2021

Data Relay in 2021

Its been an odd 18 months and while we’ve all been staying at home the Data Relay team have been hard at work – getting ready to relaunch our unique, free to attend community conference. With that in mind in 2021 we want and hope to deliver the following for the Microsoft Data Platform and …

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New Leadership

New Leadership

Data Relay is very excited to announce it’s new leadership team. Alex Paul Stuart Long term helpers, event owners and committee members Alex Yates, Paul Andrew and Stuart Moore have now stepped up as the official directors of Data Relay. The new blood are currently busy getting the Data Relay house in order ready to …

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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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