Here at Locke Data, we love helping people use their data better so we try to present at user groups and conferences as much as we can.

You can stay up to date with where we’ll be here or if you’re super dedicated, you can use the iCal to add it to your Outlook or gmail.

If you’d like to find out about community events we’re involved with as organisers, check out our About Us page.


We love to speak at user groups and conferences! The more the merrier.

We offer remote talks for user groups outside of the UK, or in the hard to reach places in the UK.

If you’d like us to give a talk at your event, get in touch.


As well as just generally speaking at events, we offer user groups the ability to run a paid-for event that will contribute funds to the user group. The ticket sales cover the costs incurred and then the profits go to the group. If you’re interested in organising this for your group, read more and let us know.

  • SQL Saturday Kyiv: A data science project in a day

    19/05/2017 @ 08:00 - 16:00
    Kyiv, str. Zhylyanska 128/28

    This hands-on day takes you through a data science project. From getting your hands on the data, getting to know it, selecting useful information, building a model, evaluating it, and deploying it.

    We're going to use R throughout the day, and whilst it would be helpful if you already have R skills, we'll learn the basics as we go along.

    Follow the link above for more information.

  • SQL Saturday Kyiv: Anchor Modelling - agile databases


    Anchor Modelling is a fantastic database modelling paradigm that uses sixth normal form (6NF) to store data and provides third normal form (3NF) views for ease of use.

    This session deep dives into all the concepts behind Anchor Modelling (and indeed databases generally!) and then takes you through how Anchor Modelling uses these concepts to move away from the traditional data warehouse paradigm to deliver a purely additive, agile database.

    Follow the link above for more information.

  • SQL Grillen : Failing my way to success with Azure


    Azure is a constantly evolving area, with more new features per day than I could shake a stick at. It’s awesome, you can use PowerShell, it’s cheaper than tin. It’s the future, so they tell me. It’s also a real PITA when you’re trying to achieve a task and you don’t know which bit is best!

    This talk takes you through my path to a cool analytics platform, showing you where, how, and why I failed. I’ll show you the gotchas, the ways to quickly prototype a solution, and how to clean up after you make a mess.

    Follow the link above for more information.

  • Newcastle SQL & R Groups: Intro to R workshop

    26/06/2017 @ 09:00 - 18:00
    Room 3.19, Herschel Building, Newcastle NE1 7RY

    This hands-on day is designed to get people up to speed with some of the fundamentals of R. Split into two halves you can learn the very basics in the morning and then progress into working with databases and making your code reusable in the afternoon.

    Attend one or both halves of the day, depending on your current experience with R and what you'd like to learn.

    Follow the link above for more information.

  • SQLSat Manchester: Intro to R

    14/07/2017 @ 09:00 - 17:00
    Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Campus Oxford Road Manchester M15 6BH

    SQLSat Manchester Eventbrite page

    Need to be able to use R? This hands-on day will get you able to do the basics of R, data manipulation, data visualisation, some simple statistics, and working with databases. Along the way, you'll be pick up many R development best practices too!

    Follow the link above for more information.

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