Monthly Archives: November 2015

We are at it again

SQL South West are incredibly proud to announce that your favourite data conference in the South West is scheduled to run again in 2016. SQL Saturday Exeter 2016 will be on Saturday March 12th. We are open for speaker/session submissions and for attendee registration right now. Head over to and get yourself registered right now. We reached capacity last year and the year before so to be certain of getting in don’t delay.

We will be making announcements of our sponsors and the very popular training day running on Friday the 11th in the coming weeks so follow us here, on TwitterYouTube or sign up for the SQL South West user group email to make sure you don’t miss any of our news.

If you want to send us a training day session then please contact us via the user group email.

Open Data training comes to the South West

ODI Devon, the local node of the Open Data Institute, is running a new half-day course to help you get to grips with open data. The course is aimed at anyone who wants to know how open data works, whether it’s just been added to your  job description or if you’d just like to know a bit more for a project.

The course covers:

  • what is ‘open data’ anyway?
  • where do I find open data for my project?
  • what can I do with it?
  • what tools can I use to get started?

By the end of this session you will be able to describe what makes open data open; you will know where to look for useful open datasets to use in your work or personal projects; and you will know how to use simple data presentation tools to share insights from the data.

The next course is at Exeter Central Library on Friday 27th November 2015.