[EN] Save the Dates. 42 Dates… for SQL Server Community Events

Holiday is almost over. Some of you probably will spend last two weeks of August on Holiday, but generally speking forom September kids and from October students will back to classes. So adults will have a little bit more time for their education. In this post I want listing all interesting (in my personal opinion) events till last day of the year, events focused for Wide Wild SQL World. I will focus on EMEA area with one or two extention for United States. Let see the dates, events and places.


SQL Saturday


SQL Saturdays


SQL Saturday

SQL Relay

  • oct.05|Edinburgh| Join us north of the wall, if you dare|FREE
  • oct.06|Huddersfield| Join us on the southernmost reaches of te North|FREE
  • oct.07|Nottingham| Join us in the kings wood|FREE
  • oct.08|Reading| Join us at the heart of power & intrigue|FREE
  • oct.12|London| Join us in the capital ofth e kingdoms of men|FREE
  • oct.13|Bristol| Join us in the free city of Bristol|FREE
  • oct.14|Cardiff| Join us as we venture across the narrow sea|FREE
  • oct.15|Birmingham| Join us at the Citadel of the middle kingdom|FREE


SQL Saturday

SQLDay Lite


SQL Saturday



PASS Summit 2015

RedGate SQL in the CITY

Data Culture Events

Future Decoded 2nd Edition

Graph Databases & Analysis. Back to the Future?


Enough? It’s just for SQL Server. Soon I’ll share info about other interesting events.

Anyway. If You are interesting and focused for SQL Server, check you calendar, register for one, two, three or more events (or ten?), buy your tickets, find room (or not) and go!



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[EN] Closer to PASS Summit (actually on my desk)

I’m a little bit closer to PASS Summit 2015. I have plan to visit Seattle this year, even I still have no flight tickets. But I’m actually a little bit closer to PASS Summit again. In 2013 I won at one of SQL Relay UK event fantastic USB Stick with all PASS Summit 2012 General Session. 32 GB size USB Stick with 23 GB of videos and material from whole PASS Summit 2012 Conference:


I watch many of them, hovewer probably not all; some dev stack or as/rs sessions are not very interesting for me – just because of different sdomain of my work. I had no chance to went to PASS Summit never. But I watched all transmission form PASSTV at latest PASS Summit 2014 Conference. As always one of my screen was covered by TweetDeck and I send a lot of twitts, comments, questions. imageFinally I take a part of PASSTV Challenge for most interesting comments, sentences, ideas. And finally I’m one of the three winners! YAY!

At last SQL Saturday No 418 Manchester {TWITTER} I had great pleasure to meet Karla Landrum (Community Evangelist for PASS) {TWITTER|BLOG|LINKEDIN} again. And I got my Competition Challenge Award: fantastic USB Stick with all PASS Summit 2014 General Session. 32 GB size USB 3.0 (!) Stick with 26 GB of videos and material from whole PASS Summit 2014 Conference:


Cannot wait to see it! But more, more I cannot wait to go to PASS Summit 2015 Conference to see those sessions off-line but live on stage!


[EN] First PASS Summit 15 blog post

I have never been on PASS Summit. Yes I know, it’s my mistake, but for last few years I wasn’t ready. Even this yeas I was ready, but small tornado in my professional life, canceled my scheduled plan for going to PASS Summit 14 in Seattle. It wasn’t easy decition, but each day we must choose right way and try to go on right way. Year 2014 is another year where I didn’t go to Summit. But of course I had chance for being a part of summit – even only virtually. I watched PASStv {TWITTER HASH #PASStv} for second and third day. From keynote by Adam Jorgensen and Denise McInerney (with support of Thomas LaRock) wher PASSion Award has been annouced to Grant Frithey’s session – I was online.

And I really, really enjoyed it. Between dreat sessions transmitted by PASStv I had chance to hear Voices of Comunity – in many, many short interviews. And I saw many of my friends from around the world with tv table and I really missed this place. And my decision could be only one – from Summit 2015 I will be (NO, I AM) a part of this Festival of SQL Family. Especially that this community made everything for inviting me – via interviews, via facebook finally via twitter. And those last medium was most important.

The host of PASStv Justin Rodino annouces a small twitter competition: ‘just twitt your favourite query using #passtv and #usbme and enter to competition’. Of course as “twitter machine” (as @SteffLocke said on our last SQL Relay Autumn Tour in UK)  I made it. And… I got a twitter message:


Whhoooohhaaaa! But what this is mean in fact? In next few weeks I should expect band new, hot USB stick with ALL RECORDED SESSION form this year PASS Summit 2014 from Seattle. More details?

PASS Summit 2014 Session Recordings: USB (for non-attendees) PASS Summit 2014 session recordings stored on a convenient 32GB USB drive. Weren’t able to join us in Seattle? Enjoy the full conference sessions lineup from the comfort of your office or home. The content for the non-attendees USB is the same as that for attendees. Sessions will be available 4-5 weeks after the conference. Order now.

And I will be ready for October 2015 in Seattle! See You there!

PS. If you want to have the same stuff, go to PASS Boutique and order your copy: http://www.passboutique.com/passsummit/passbsummit2014sessionrecordingsnonattendees.html