The Belfast SQL Server User Group was started in August of 2012.
I had been at a SQLBits conference a few months before and saw there are a number of SQL Server User Groups based in the UK. One key thing to note is that although there is a user group in Dubin, there were none in Northern Ireland.
I made some enquiries into what was involved in starting a SQL Server User Group within the greater Belfast area, contacting the SQL User Group (http://sqlserverfaq.com/).
After a bit of time I was able to secure a Venue (big thank you to Liberty IT), some speakers and promotion for the events.
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