[EN] Reminiscence Boulevard: Belfast SQL User Group

Friday evening after one hour bus trip (with UlsterBus), fifty minutes flight (with EasyJet) and almost three hours train trip (with EastMidlandsTrains) I back to home. Twenty eight hours earlier I landed in Belfast, where I went for invitation by Ryan Dickson {LINKEDIN}. Ryan is a leader of Belfast SQL Server User Group {PASSsite|Eventbrite} I have never been there, the group looks interesting, so based on previous talks with Ryan I decided to go…

IMG_5821Being MVP, member of PASS and Community Leader  – I have not only privileges, but obligations too. One of it is kind of ‘evangelization’. With Ryan we decided to showing and explaining for their members how Windows Azure SQL Database works. About twenty five people registered for this meeting and probably all came. We spend two hours, magically extended to almost three (hope that Ryan’s wife forgive us) discussing and playing around Windows Azure SQL Database, SQL Server 2016, Windows Azure Blob Storage, coloured management studio tabs, security and more.

I’m very proud and happy to deliver this session. Trip was a little annoying and stressful from time to time (eg, with NationalExpress delay to Gatwick Airport), but finally I had fantastic time and got new experience. Especially with significantly different accent of my Northern Ireland’s audience.

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Slides from my session are available HERE and if you were there… you can rate my session HERE


[EN] FEBRUARY 2016 and my public speaking and presence

public-speaking_thumb3_thumb_thumb_tFebruary. First post about my public presence in this year. I had something small in January, but it wasn’t too much interesting. February is much, much more interesting. I have some plans for this month (however, some of them could be change in a moment).


To hear someone, to see someone, to meet someone, to be inspired. My plans are a little flexible (even my calendar is not):

User Groups MeetUps:

  • SharePoint User Group UK North West|Manchester England|2nd February {SITE}
  • UK Azure User Group – Security Morning|London,England|3rd February {SITE}


  • SC Congress|London, England|10th February {SITE}
  • Microsoft Cloud Roadshow|London,England| 29th February – 1st march {SITE}


  • Cyber Resilience Workshop|London, England|5th February


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 increasing my speakers skills here:

User Groups MeetUps:

  • PASS East Midlands SQL User Group|Nottingham, England|4th February {SITE} |one session: 2AM. A Disaster Just Began
  • PASS Belfast SQL User Group|Belfast, Northern Ireland|1th February {SITE} | double session: SQL Azure Landing in Belfast


  • SQL Konferenz 2016|Darmstadt|25th February {SITE} | one session: SQL Security in the Cloud


I have one confirmed public training in February:


  • MOC: Windows 10 Configuration|Liverpool, England|15th-19th February

As You can see, a lot of places and dates where and when you ca meet me. Hope you will find amoment to say Hi!