The UK SQL Server community have come up with a cunning plan to connect more people who are serious about SQL Server like they are.  They are offering free SQL Server 2008 training on any aspect you are interested in return for you setting up open community meetings at your company.  By open I mean that anyone interested in the meeting could attend i.e. not just limited to your co-workers.

To qualify you would need to hold at least one meeting before the end of the year.  I think is a really good idea particularly outside of London, where it can be difficult to build up the community and find venues.

If you are interested then please contact Simon Sabin, the MVP who is setting this up and giving up even more of his time to make this happen.