TUGA IT is a community-driven event and, as such, local technical communities play an essential role in it. Communities actively participate in the organization of the event and help select the best speakers and content for the sessions and workshops of their respective tracks. Without them there would be no TUGA IT so, this year, we decided to give our participant communities additional spotlight.

SQL Port is the Portuguese SQL Server User Group and an Official Portuguese Chapters for PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server). It exists since 2010, when it was announced by Douglas McDowell, PASS director, during Microsoft TechDays 2010. In 2011, SQL Port organized the first SQL Saturday event outside of North America with great success, and continued doing so every year. SQL Port is one of the participating communities in TUGA IT 2017, just like it was last year, and we’re really happy to work with such a great group of people.