[EN] Community Connections, Speaking Engagement… in the Fall.

lectureAutumn. The Fall. As I expected (based on my last intensive year) last four months this year will be busy. I’ve some projects in my corporation and of course outside corpo. My calendar has been filled up few days ago, and is filled in 80-95 % (yes, I can expand some dates, still). I’m talking about conferences in dual ways:

Community Connections

Going to technology confererence (sometimes not only technology, but always profession(all conference) is one of the best way to meet new people, listening ideas, sharing own opinions, creating connections and relationships. As a member of audience crowd I am going to:

DevDay 2013 >>| 20th September | Cracow, PL | LINK – even this conference based in Poland, and organizers are from Poland, it’s absolutely international event. It will be my second time, when I passed qualification (yes, it’s not for all) and I’m ready for getting new ideas, points of views, knowledge and experience from amazing speakers: Rob Ashton (AshtonDev Ltd) {@robashton}, Marco Cecconi (StackOverflow) {@sklivvz}, Tiberiu Covaci (Many-core) {@tibor19}, Dariusz Dziuk (Spotify) {@dariuszdziuk}, Dino Esposito (e-tennis.net) {@despos}, Ben Hall (Cornershop) {@Ben_Hall}, Andreas Håkansson (tretton37) {@TheCodeJunkie}, Hadi Hariri (JetBrains) {@hhariri}, Patrick Kua (ThoughtWorks) {@patkua}, Jon Skeet (Google) {@jonskeet}, Paul Stack (OpenTable) {@stack72}, Itamar Syn-Hershko (Buzzilla) {@synhershko}.

ManageEngine Forum >> 10th October | Poznan, PL | LINK – differend kind of event. Deeply oriented for ITSM practices, Service- and HelpDesk Delivery and Manage Engine. Sessions, workshop and ITSM games will be delivered by polish team from MWT company, of course with special guests from India. Some sessions will be in Polish, and I expect some in English from Marcin Tyburski, David C. Howell, Marcin Woźniak, Rajesh Ganesan, Wojciech Przybylski.

LeetSpeak >> 12th October | Stockholm, SE | LINK – a little bit similar to DevDay conference, but I’m sure a little different too. Leetspeak is not just a conference, but a concept; a gathering for hungry developers. This year it’s staking its claim in the nation’s capital on Saturday October 12. That’s what you get when you create your dream day – no filler. Less speakers, but not worse: Justin Rusbatch {@jrusbatch}, Joe Hummel {@joehummel}, Jon Skeet {@jonskeet}, Peter Gasston {@stopsatgreen}, Andreas Håkansson {@TheCodeJunkie}, Patrick Dubroy {@dubroy}.

Oracle Day >> November | Somewhere in Europe | LINK – Yes. I know. It’s oracle. But… since I got request of my customer: “We want to use Oracle Enterprice on Windows 2008 R2” (no comments)… I should that maybe, just maybe I shall look to dark side of the data. Well. Is not confirmed yet, maybe meeting with the Devil will not be necessary.

EMC Forum >> November | Somewhere in Europe | LINK EMC Forum is a one-day, complimentary conference with keynotes, breakout sessions, networking opportunities and an exhibition. Attend an EMC Forum and explore how Cloud transforms IT, Big Data transforms Business, and Trust transforms Cloud. I meet some old friends in last year. And got many laugh from the “Directors of Corporation Speech” (they should be speechless not speakers many times). I’m very interesting what they have to say this year. Maybe new ideas appearing?


Conference Speaking Engagements

As a continuing process of my ealuation of to be speaker, I have another big opportunnity for sharing my knowledge, ideas, practices for different and (many times) surprised audience on few conferences across Europe. For today I’ve a plan for three events:

PASS SQL Rally Nordic >>| 4-6th November | Stockholm, SE | LINK – I’m not only very happy. I’m very, very proud to be selected for THIS event. It will be my first PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) conference under PASS brand. I’ll provide my session on Wednesday 6th November 9 AM with the subject: “SQL Server High Availability in the Context of SLA” It’s the same subject like my Chapter 18 in MVP Deep Dive Vol II book, but of course updated for newest SQL Server version. After and before my session I’ll attend for few other sessions provided by world class speakers: BI Track: Alberto Ferrari, David Peter Hansen, Davide Mauri, Gerhard Brueckl, Henk van der Valk, Jen Stirrup, Alexei Khalyako, Marcel Franke, Marco Russo, Tim Peterson / DBA Track: Kalen Delaney, Kevin Kline, Régis Baccaro, Scott Klein, Stephen Archbold, Turgay Sahtiyan / DEV  Track: Adam Machanic, Brent Ozar, Hugo Kornelis, Margarita Naumova, John Martin, Ewan Fairweather, Tobias Ternstrom, Uwe Ricken, Vesa Tikkanen. I’m happy to meet again half of them as my friends in a speaker room, and meet new persons from SQL Community.

SQL Saturday No 199 >>| 27th October | Sofia, BG | LINK – Still remember my first visit in Sofia, almost year ago. SQL Saturday happened at Infragistic office. I meet two my good SQL Camrades: Mihail Mateev {@mihailmateev} and Boris Hristov {@BorisHristov‎}. And many more from the Bulgarian community. It was fantastic event, magical speaker dinner and crazy night with DPH (he know about…). I’ve plan to visit infragistic agan, sightseeing other part of Sofia, and maybe something more. List of speakers is bigger than last time, and the value of this event is bigger and bigger with: Murilo Miranda, David Peter Hansen, Niko Neugebauer, Pedro Correia, Ignacio Salom Rangel, Kevin Boles, Marcin Szeliga, Boriana Petrova, Jen Stirrup, Régis Baccaro, David Smeets, Denis Reznik, Boris Hristov, Turgay Sahtiyan, Oleksii Kovalov, Anatoliy Kolesnick, Miroslav Dimitrov, Ivan Donev, Andrey Korshikov, Margarita Naumov, David Eichner, Anton Vidishchev.

SQL Saturday No 261 >>| 30th November | Moscow, RU | LINK – I’ve never been in Russia. it will be my first time. But after fantastic experience form SQL Saturday in Kiev (Spring) I had a plan to going there. It’s not official confirmed yet, but… I’m almost ready for visit Moscow. Because how sang Till Lindermann: Это песня о самом прекрасным городе в мире, Москва! One or two sessions on the way. List of the speakers are very interesting: David Peter Hansen, Niko Neugebauer, Klaus Aschenbrenner, Kevin Boles, Denis Reznik, Turgay Sahtiyan, Belkis Ozhorasan, Андрей Коршиков, Dmitriy Kostylev, Evgeny Khabarov.

SQL Saturday No 259 >>| 7th December | Kharkov, UA | LINK – Kharkov is my back to Ukraine. To meet many friends again, to sharing knowledge for SQL Server Community, maybe meet some Polish peoples? Some sightseeing, tasting local food and drink, and of course meet most beautiful (after Poland) girls in the world. I think that maybe two sessions will be mine.  And some friend will meet in Kharkov too: David Peter HansenTurgay Sahtiyan, Mihail Mateev, Boris Hristov, Андрей Коршиков, Дмитрий Пилюгин, Sergey Olontsev, Evgeny Garaev, Eugene Polonichko, Oleksii Kovalov.


User Group Speaking Engagements

Somewhere between listening and speaking I’ll meet User Groups. I’m a host of local group of Polish SQL Server User Group and Lower Silesian PASS Chapter. Till the end of year we will have four meetups in Wroclaw. Possible dates are: September 25th, October 23rd, November 20th and December 18th. I suppose that I’ll heve some speaking moments on all of those meetups. Between Moscow and Kharkov I’ll visit Budapest and my friends from Hungarian SQL Server User Group. We have a plan for MeetUp and of course Geek Beer Dinner. All in the preparation mode…


Very, very busy months… Hope to meet You – Dear Readers – soon at one or more of those events.