Recently I've been on the hunt for some user groups to attend and have managed to find a few that look interesting. I thought I would share the ones I've found to help my fellow Scottish IT professionals join in with the community and hopefully learn something along the way. [Edinburgh SQL Server User Group Meeting](https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edinburgh-sql-server-user-group-tickets-32584048767) This SQL user group is meeting in Edinburgh City Centre on the 16th of March. The topics scheduled to be discussed are based around SQL 2016. Glasgow SQL Server Meetup The Glasgow based SQL server meetup group will be meeting up in Glasgow City Centre on the 21st March for a general chat and get to know you session.
Microsoft are holding a user group on the 13th of April in their Edinburgh offices to discuss the changes to the public sector and how to provide secure services.
Scottish PowerShell User Group A new user group is trying to establish itself to help IT professionals share their PowerShell knowledge and experiences. Check out the MeetUp page and help get this group established. A potential first meeting will be held on the 11th of April.
[Scottish VMUG April Meeting](https://community.vmug.com/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=b9fd0406-91a7-4fe7-b1e7-3fb055c491a0&CommunityKey=cae4bc48-6188-4760-8781-3153cddee49e&Home=%2fcommunities%2fcommunity-home%2frecent-community-events&CommunityKey=cae4bc48-6188-4760-8781-3153cddee49e)
On the 20th of April in Glasgow there will be a day long VMUG meeting that will touch on AWS and VMware, VMware design and Nutanix.
All the above events are free and worth checking out if you can make it to them.