[EN] Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) at TechEd Europe

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Based of Anders Pistaceci (GITCA EMEA Chair) mailings, I’m very happy to reminding You about forthcomming BOF sessions:

Once again INETA Europe and GITCA are organizing the Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions at TechEd Europe in Amsterdam, June 26-29, 2012. BOF sessions are moderated open discussions on technology related topics proposed by members of INETA/GITCA Community. BOF sessions are not formal presentations, no slides or software demonstrations. The format is casual and open with a microphone and whiteboard available to facilitate discussions.

The sessions are an opportunity for INETA/GITCA members to have technical conversations with their peers on technology related topics of interest. A topic may be related to conference content or any other topic that would be of interest to conference attendees. The BOF sessions are a great opportunity to meet with other attendees that have common interests and exchange ideas.

From my perspective (TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin) those sessions are excellent place for discussions. We can talk about dozens of fantastic subjects from technology, through management, projects to back office. For TechEd North America over twenty three sessions has been choosen. I hope that minimum same sessions we could delivering in Amsterdam.

On last week of June every delegates could meet many of GITCA EMEA Board’s members: Ahmed Ezz, Anders Pistaceci, Aurélien Beautheac, Daniel Sorlov, David Nudelman, Kris Seeburn, Marcos Nogueira, Rolf Masuch and me. Find us on Communnity Booth, MVP Corner, TLC, Labs Area and of course Birds-of-a-Feather sessions!

So, if You going to Amsterdam don’t wait – send your submission:

Submit your proposal before May 31.

[PL] Zmiany personalne w GITCA

Jak zawsze z upływem roku fiskalnego Microsoft, następują zmiany personalne w organizacjach wspierających społeczności. W Professional Association of SQL Server {PASS} takie zmiany nastapiły na wiosnę, teraz przyszedł czas na zmiany w Global IT Community Association {GITCA}. Jak niektórzy z Was wiedzą pracuję na rzecz GITCA (wcześniej Culminis) od mniej więcej dwóch lat, zaś od lipca ubiegłego roku pełniłem rolę Director-at-Large. Nie był to lekki rok, ale dziś już moge powiedzieć, że rozpoczynający się jutro rok, będzie jeszcze ciekawszy. Poniżej przedstawiam wyniki wyborów jakie obowiązują od pierwszego lipca w GITCA, w wyniku których zostałem wyróżniony pozycją Vice-Chair:

Jak widać jest jeszcze trochę wolnych miejsc, więc jeśli ktoś miałby chęć spróbować pracy na rzecz społeczności w dość międzynarodowym środowisku… zapraszam :)

[EN] Less is More… or More is Less?

I hope that Steve Hogarth don’t kill me on our next meeting (because it’s Marillion’s album title).

More? More opportunity, more responsibility, more jobs, more ideas, more….

Less? Less time, less holidays, less lazy days…

On last SQLDay 2011 conference (The Annual Conference of Polish SQL Server User Group) based on the unwritten tradition our group changed the President. Respecting decicion of the leaders, I ‘m new President of PLSSUG for 2011/2012 period (no longer that next SQLDay Conference). I’m happy, glad and afraid. Happy – because I love work for the Community; glad – because is the proof that my job is good; afraid – because it’s big responsibility and lots of work front of me. I hope that Polish SQL Server User Group will be better and more recognize after one year from now.

Is enough? Is not!

I’m also working for Global IT Community Association (GITCA) as member of Technical team, where I’m responsible for shared , hosted SharePoint environment. Next to this work since 1st July last year I was member of GITCA EMEA Board hold position of Director-at-Large. I’m still member of EMEA Board, but I was nominated for new position: Vice-Chair. Hip Hip Hooraayyy! What it means in fact? More work, new ideas, plans, jobs and projects for GITCA in Europe. We must be better, we must provide better solutions, service and help for our community users.

Next year will be very exciting year. Our motto is my motto. In fact I’ve two mottos…

By the Community for the Community

Find the Better Way of Life