SQLBits Extra Events

At SQLBits the fun doesn’t stop when the sessions do. We’re famous for the range of extracurricular things to get involved with that turns traditional networking completely on its head. What’s more, everything is included in the price of your ticket.
Erin Stellato talking to two other women

Meet the Trainer

Monday 18th March, 6.30pm, The Aviator Hotel

Evening Event

What better way to set up for Tuesday than to enjoy a drink and the view from the spectacular Sky Lounge at the Aviator Hotel whilst you get to know your trainer and fellow delegates better. In attendance will be Marco Russo, Jess Pomfret, Rob Sewell, Bob Ward, Ed Freeman and Nico Jacobs.

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

Burgers and Board Games Night, preceded by Welcome Drinks

Wednesday 20th March, 6pm

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. This year, preceded by the chance to enjoy drinks with (and on!) our sponsors at our Welcome Drinks event, straight after sessions end for the day. More info here!

Ask the Experts

Wednesday 20th March - Saturday 23rd March

Daytime Event

New for SQLBits 2024 will be the opportunity to sit down with a variety of expert speakers and discuss the real life work challenges you are facing, along with some recommended solutions. Running Wednesday – Saturday in the Experts Lounge in the Exhibition Hall. Find out more.

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. Learn more. 

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.

Everyone who joined in the SQLBits Run last year!

The SQLBits Run

Wednesday 20th March, 6pm & Friday 22nd March, 6am

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, we’ll be updating you on our collection of relaxing extra-curriculars soon.

Person giving away a LEGO Prize as apart of SQLBits!

Prize giving

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!