SQLBits Extra Events

At SQLBits the fun doesn’t stop when the sessions do.
Aerial shot of SQLBits attendees in the entrance hall at SQLBits 2023

We love to party

And everything is included!

We’re famous for the range of extracurricular things to get involved with during SQLBits that turns traditional networking completely on its head. From mini massages to full blown parties, everything is included in the price of your ticket.

Patrick and Adam from Guy in a Cube presenting at SQLBits 2023

Meet the Trainer

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March, 7.30pm

Evening Event

What better way to set up for Tuesday and Wednesday’s training days than to kick back, pop the lid on a few beers (or your chosen beverage!) and spend some time with your friends and trainers the night beforehand in this networking event to get the week started.

No need to pre-book or worry if your trainer isn’t listed, just come along.

Two people playing a game at SQLBits Game night 2023

Board Games Night

Wednesday 20th March, 7.30pm

Evening Event

Put your cognitive processes to the test and bond with team mates over a board game or two in a fun yet relaxed environment.

A SQLBits sponsor giving away a themed prize

The Pub Quiz

Thursday 21st March, 7.30pm

Evening Event

Join new and old friends to make up teams of 10 or less to answer questions, win prizes, and, of course, enjoy a curry.

A group of people dressed up in costumes at the famous SQLBits party

The (Famous) Friday Night Party

Friday 22nd March, 7.30pm

Evening Event

With interactive games, street food, fancy dress, and of course the bar (cheers!) this is always a great way to make new friends and spend down time with your colleagues. More information will be available here.

Erin Stellato talking to two other women

Community Corner

Daytime event

Community Corner is a great place to meet others from the data community; to shine a light onto important causes, locally and within the data community; to spark up debates and conversations and to learn skills outside the technical. Stay tuned for the full programme.

Everyone who joined in the SQLBits Run last year!

The SQLBits Run

Daytime event

Growing more popular each year, why not come along for a friendly non-competitive run with other attendees and speakers. Join the run on Wednesday evening or on Friday morning for the early birds.

People riding the smoothie bikes we had at SQLBits 2023


Daytime event

From bookable massage sessions to drop-in yoga, view our collection of relaxing extra-curriculars!

Person giving away a LEGO Prize as apart of SQLBits!


Daytime event

It’s a SQLBits tradition that every day after sessions end, we gather for a prize giving; this includes a winner drawn at random from all feedback received that day, and the daily winners of competitions run on our sponsors’ stands. If your name comes out and you’re not there, we redraw, so make sure to stick around for this!