[EN] JAN 2018 My Public Speaking And Presence

I stopped writing for few months. I have tons of thing in my head. The new hidden project which started last spring, migration to a new house, a lot of extra work around my stuff. Worse: Completely lost will of posting. But. Maybe my some plans could be correlated with blogging. Maybe this year more words from me stay somewhere in the Big Internet Cache. Will see… New year (and month) bringing me new places and ideas. So where and about what I’ll speak?


Speaking is most important part of all my events. As many of us – The Speakers – we love it. So, of course, I will have some chance to increase my speaker’s skills here:


 Microsoft Tech Summit |Birmingham, UK |24th-25th Jan {SITE} {#MSTechSummit}

* Ask The Experts Booth

User Groups:

PASS.de Essen User Group |Essen, DE |18th Jan {SITE} {X}

PASS.de Bremen User Group |Bremen, DE |19th Jan {SITE} {X}



I have a couple of confirmed training days in January:


Supporting & Troubleshooting Windows 10|Caerdydd, UK|08th-12th Jan (in person)



Not only speaking. Sometimes I’m going to meet some people, to learn something, to share ideas:

User Groups:

Women In Tech Nottingham |Nottingham, UK |04th Jan {SITE} {F|T|M}

BCS South Wales Branch |Caerdydd, UK |09th Jan {SITE} {M}

Notts Tuesday |Nottingham, UK |16th Jan {SITE} {T|M|L}


 Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour |Birmingham, UK|25th Jan {SITE} {#RedShirtDevTour}

 SharePoint Saturday Bremen |Bremen, DE|20th Jan {SITE} {#SPSatBremen}

The new monthly activity – which I really love, and trying to be apart from the beginning of this year is #CollabTalk > monthly one-hour discussion about SharePoint Office 365 and not only, functionality, features, problems, plans, future, development and more. This online (and freely available for everyone) monthly discussions are conducted and managed by Christian Buckley {S|T}

This month topic for #CollabTalk is: Is still not announced

The calendar is not closed. Is almost, but not in 100% full, so some events still can be added. As You can see, a lot of places and dates where you can meet me. Hope you will find a moment to say Hi!

[EN] SQL Relay Autumn Tour – Day Five

A series of short post about SQL Relay Autumn Tour in United Kingdom, where I speaking, networking, helping and doing more fun and business things. Fifth day in Newcastle. The full form – Newcastle upon Tyne. Somewhere up the north of England, just two (or something) hours to Edinbourgh. But this time we will not going to Scottland.  My trip tih time started in Leicester, where my fantastic private driver delivered me to the SQL Relay Fun Bus at Leicester Marriot Hotel carpark. This week our driver James has been replaced by Steve Powell (from Manchester area). Also as Alex Yates (from RedGate) promised we had few bottles of  Denormalizer Ale. And this time we had anoe of our sponsor with us – even he was very, very silent. Rest of group: Oz Locke and Steff (never, never change for Steph) Locke.


Our bus went somewhere, I went for my hostel, silent cheap and close to venue and next morning I have been on time on right place Strawbery Place. Futbol Stadium as always (‘cos I’m not a fan of futbol)… interesting but nothing special. I occupied one of the table in the DBATrack, soe we had two tracks and one of them was mine. A lot of coffee and cookies and a lot of work again – because when I came to Newcastle i didn’t have any SQL Instance on my machine. So again I spend few hour for installtions. But we had really great agenda here. Two separate keynotes – one for DBATrack by Anthony Saxby and second one for BITrack by Jon Woodward, and next sessions:

Keynote | Microsoft
Sponsor Sessions by Microsoft

DBA Track
Designing, Implementing SQL HADR on VM’s in Azure | Daniel Sol
Building an automated database deployment pipeline | Alex Yates
Uncovering the hidden gems in execution plans | Kevan Riley
Dave’s SQL Fun Time Hour | Dave Morrison
SQL Azure from Plan, to Backup, to Cloud with Cloud Ready Services | Tobiasz Koprowski

BI Track
"But SSRS Can’t Do That" – How to make it do that! | Oz Locke
A look at 3 Big Data Tools | Allan Mitchell
BigData for SQL DBAs | Alessandro Recino
Testing, testing. Does this BI Solution work? | Steve Powell
Intro to R | Stephanie Locke

Intensive funny day, with a lot of work, talks and really great lunch. This week I had pleasure to give four licenses (one for each city) of one of my favourite ‘Windows Azure Oriented’ product: Azure Management Studio from Cerebrata. No time for anything else – we had chips, apple rings and beer on board, then after pasking off to Leeds.

[EN] 00:00 Saturday, 29th March – The Day of GWAB

It’s Midnight of March, 29th. Today is the GWAB Day. W0000t?

GWAB_logoGWAB – better known as Global Windows Azure Bootcamp is the second and last global event oriented to Windows Azure (keep mind for news from BUILD Conference in USA). One Year ago I was an attendee of FIRST AND ONLY ONE event in Poland, in Wroclaw. We played with rendering project and for few hours we have been in TOP10 in the World! This year is a little different, especially that I’m not only attendee, I’m speaking too.

GWAB – “In April of 2013 we held the first Global Windows Azure Bootcamp at more than 90 locations around the globe! This year we are again again offering up a one day deep dive class to help thousands of people get up to speed on developing Cloud Computing Applications for Windows Azure. In addition to this great learning opportunity the hands on labs are pooling ahuge global compute farm to perform diabetes research.

In Poland this year GWAB will be held in four cities Wrocław, Warsaw, Katowice and Szczecin. Most important and best place for it is of course in Wrocław (my city). But we are very happy to having competitors in different cities, especially that in all cities organizers focusing on different subjects and values of Microsoft Cloud Services. Of course based on different time zones – GWAB is now running and statistics too:


Out timm will join for this global event in next nine ours. Who is in our team? Great, great local community folks, influencers, leaders of local user groups, speakers, and more, more, more: Łukasz Gąsior {@lukaszgasior}, Gosia Borzęcka {@GosiaBorzecka}, Mirosław Pragłowski {@mpraglowski} and Paweł Łukasik {@pawel_lukasik}. And yes, I know no easy names for foreigners… What we will do? We prepared full, looong busy day with several sessions, unlimited coffee, lunch and of course unlimited level of fun. Here is our agenda:

09:15 | Superfarm Experiment | Łukasz Gąsior
09:45 | Introduction to Windows Azure | Gosia Borzęcka
11:00 | YouTube in Polish means Media Services in Cloud | Paweł Łukasik
12:30 | Windows Azure SQL Server Tips and Tricks | Tobiasz J. Koprowski
14:30 | Windows Azure Service Bus | Łukasz Gąsior
16:30 | Azure without ‘clickology’ | Mirosław Pragłowski
18:15 | Counting Azure | Paweł Łukasik

Exciting! And here is the link for our event site: http://gwab-2014.codingtv.pl/