[EN] 2Q 2015 and my public speaking and presence {updated}

Second quarter of 2015 looks really busy, even with less number of travels. I’ve few confirmed sessions at conferences and user groups, and some plan for attending only. I will miss few events and unfortunetelly reject some of them. This post unfortunatelly I publish a little late than expected, but it’s still “a beginning of second quarter”.

Attendee:

This quarter will be few events when I will attend. To hear someone, to see someone, to meet someone, to be inspired. My plans are very flexible (even my calendar is not):

User Group Meetings:

  • Leicester SQL Server User Group|Leicester, England|15th Apr {SITE|TWITTER}
  • Azure UK User Group|Birmingham, England|16th Apr {SITE}
  • Azure UK User Group|London, England|27th Apr {SITE}
  • SharePoint UK User Group|Nottingham|30th Apr {SITE}

Conferences:

Speaker:

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 Group Meetings:

  • London PASS Chapter|London, England|19th May {SITE}|session: WASD for Beginners
  • East Midlands PASS Chapter|Leicester,England|17th June {SITE|TWITTER}|session (or two): TBA

Conferences

  • Enterprise Security and Risk Management|London,England|28th April {SITE|TWITTER}|experts panel & session: Trust. The Primer
  • ITCamp 2015|Cluj-Napoca, Romania|21st-22nd May {SITE|TWITTER}|session: SQL Server Security in the Cloud
  • SPBiz Conference|Virtual Event, Worldwide|17th-18th June {SITE|TWITTER|FACEBOOK}|session: 2AM A Disaster Just Began

Trainer:

After great event in Microsoft Norge [whrere I delivered Hybrid Cloud full day workshop as second part of LEAP Program], I will back to my favourite place: Reykjavik. As always with great cmpany at Skeifan district I will deliver my authored:

  • SharePoint 2013 Administration for ITPRo Masterclass |{REGISTRATION}

Rejected events:

Time is not flexible. My outlook calendar is but with limited level only. So based on many reasons (fortunatelly all are connected with business, not private things) I had to reject my attendee as speaker or subject matter expert at some events:

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • SQL Saturday Exeter
  • SQL Saturday Varna
  • SQL Saturday Krasnodar

I know it’s always very bad news for organizers and I have full respect for their hard job and results of choice the best speaker for their events. But I have always two side of coin:

  • I can send my submission and if something happen with my clients or business things in advance I can decide to not go, reject my session and living in shame
  • I can stay at home and watch tv still thinking ‘I could be there if I’ll submit on time’

The problem only is that I have no tv screen in my flat, so I can only look on my walls.

[EN] Anorak in the UK – October Rust Tour

Last year – by the special invitation of my Birmingham’s friend Alex Whittles {BLOG|LINKEDIN|TWITTER} I spend one week on a tour, a part of SQL Relay 2013: from Monday and Glasgow till Thursday and Norwich. I had no chance for second week, even for SQL Relay 203 R2. But… SQL Relay is back!

This time I will visit all Speakers Rooms on this tour! Based on decision of this year’s head of organizers Stephanie Lockie {BLOG|LINKEDIN|TWITTER} my sessions has been published, revisited and voted by community and my October’s tour looks very, very impressive:

  • 13th  – Reading |LINK| Sold Out!
  • 14th – Southampton |LINK| Sold Out!
  • 15th – Bristol |LINK| Sold Out!
  • 16th – Cardiff |LINK|
  • 27th – Newcastle |LINK|
  • 28th – Leeds |LINK|
  • 29th – Birmingham |LINK|
  • 30th – London |LINK| Sold Out!

Depends on the city I will be presenting one of the folowing sessions:  SQL Azure from Plan, to Backup, to Cloud or Maintenance Plans for Beginners or Windows Azure SQL Database – Tips and Tricks for Beginners. Except Leeds, where I will be speaking twice, and except London, where my session are not confirmed, yet. Is that all? Eight (or nine) sessions in eight days, in eight cities?

Of course not. First of all I want to say big Thank You for our SQL Relay 2014 sponsors and partners:

Premier Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

   

Silver Sponsors

 

Bronze Sponsors

       

 

And of course I cannot wait for meet and greet (and pint’ing) with my friends and well known speakers through this tour (in totally chaotic listing):

Steph Locke, Mark Stacey, Justin Langford, Gavin Payne, Christian Bolton, Dave Morrison, Amanda Ford, Alex Whittles, James Skipwith, Richard Douglas, Neil Hambly, Alex Yates, Eric Lawson, Richard Munn, Andre Kamman, Jamilu Abubakar, Andrew Whettam, Daniel Sol, Mark Round, James Boother, Oz Locke,  Matt Dowle, Alessandro Recino, Steve Powell, Allan Mitchell, Stuart Moore, Chris Webb, Steve Powell,  Mike Boswell, Claire Mora, David Williams, Kevan Riley… please forgive me if I forgot about someone.

In short summary: eight cities, eight hotels, hundreds of miles by our Speaker’s FunBus, over ninety sessions and… one thousand knowledge hungry attendees. 

So if you will be in UK, somethere close to SQLRelay venues – please join us. And spread the world with one or more our fantastic badges:

SQLRelay2014Going3SQLRelay2014Helping3SQLRelay2014Sponsoring3SQLRelay2014Organising3SQLRelay2014Speaking3

 

Post Scriptum: of course I cannot forgot about October Rust… http://youtu.be/54ugzJNjMR0 Enjoy!

[EN]/[RU] April’s Speaking Engagement

After many conferences in Poland and Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (review of the series will be posting soon) time for next speaking outside Poland. This time i’m going to the East. In seven days (next Thursday) Microsoft Office in Moscow and Russian SQL Folks organizing special event oriented for new SQL Server 2014. Code name of this event is Data Platform Day. Of course when we talk about  Data Platform we shoudn’t forget about Windows Azure, Windows Server, System Center, Windows Intune and Visual Database Tools. All of those subjects will be covered at this event. My role at this event (except improving my Russian language skills) – by special warm invitation from Andrey Korsnikov {TWITTER} will be member of Ask The Expert Group. I don’t know how I will do that because many interesting sessions will be providing there by well known speakers – just a few names:

  • Алексей Халяко, Azure архитектор, Microsoft
  • Сергей Олонцев, MCM, MVP
  • Андрей Резник, специалист по решению SQL Server PDW, Microsoft
  • Дмитрий Костылев, MVP, Лаборатория Касперского
  • Жанна Кривозубова, менеджер по развитию направления "Корпоративная мобильность", Microsoft
  • Андрей Коршиков, MVP SQL Server , Microsoft

Full schedule for this event are here: Программа конференции – Data Platform Day 

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Of course, travelling to only Moscow doesn’t make sense, so in nine days (next Saturday), I will speak. Another SQL Saturday (after SQL Sat in Budapest) will be in Krasnodar (colose, but not too close to Sochi). In the heart of Kuban Wine District I will provide one or two sessions: confirmed session is about SQL Server Cource Control, and un-confirmed my favourite: 2AM. A Disaster just began… Well. Other speakers will presenting some interesting sessions:

Full info about this event are here: http://bit.ly/QjcWAD 

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Very interesting week in Russia starting after Easter. And I’m very happy to meet with many of my good friends form Russia.