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, 6.30pm

Evening Event

What better way to set up for a training day than a friendly social event the night before, getting to know your trainer and fellow delegates better.

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

Welcome Drinks and Burgers & Board Games Night

Wednesday, 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. First though, enjoy a drink with our sponsors as they host Welcome Drinks on their stands from 6pm.

Ask the Experts

Wednesday - Saturday

Daytime Event

New for SQLBits 2024 was 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.

Everyone who joined in the SQLBits Run last year!

The SQLBits Run

Wednesday, 6pm & Friday, 6am

Daytime event

Growing more popular each year, 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.

SQLBits Pub Quiz 2024

The Pub Quiz

Thursday, 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. 

SQLBits 2024 famous party

The (Famous) Friday Night Party

Friday, 7.30pm

Evening Event

With interactive games, street food, fancy dress (costume party to our friends across the pond), and of course the bar (cheers!) this is always a great way to make new friends and spend down time with your colleagues. Find out more here.

Prize Giving at SQLBits 2024 Winning a Lego Helicopter from Simpson Associates

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!