[EN] Reminiscence Boulevard: SQL In The City {LONDON}

SQL In The City: London 2014 Edition. My fourth edition at all, my third edition as Friends of RedGate, my second edition as speaker but not speaking, finally my first edition where I meet members of Polish SQL Server User Group travelled from Wroclaw. Full day of fantastic technical training with too many sessions for right choose. Another great way for learn about RedGate products, software, ideas. Best place for meet RedGate’rs, Friends of RedGate (like Dave, Annettee, John, David, Alex and more) and best spekers from far, far away…  Agenda? Impressive!

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Most important part of the keynote was official premiere of new RedGate tool, named SQLLightHouse – which is an special software for controlling not the Source Control but Schema and deployment stages. More info will be publish soon , and on my blog too.

IMG_8280Coffe – almost without limits, lunch – double sized, pep talks and gossips, technical talks and negotiations, training schedulind and demo requests. All of those things happened in London. Interesting raffle at the end – like KIndle Fire, NDC Conference free entrance, vouchers for internal RedGate’s training and Denormalizator at the end – this year Golden Ale brevered for RedGate. Pictures are on my Facebook site, more info you can find on twitter hashtag #sqlinthecity.

And if you missed SQL in the City this year, reserve date for next year (Autumn, somewhere in London) – or just jump for SQL in the Seattle (Nov, 3rd).

[EN] Reminiscence Boulevard: SQL in the City {London}

IMG_6761IMG_6854The Holiday is over. For many of You, probably it were "holiday months" – for me was not. July 2011 was under first SQL in the City sign. It was great event and after that I had big dream to going for next edition. And I WENT! On13th and 14th July 2012 In London, in the same location – excellent One Wimpole Street (WH1) over four hundred SQL Server Professionals, Administrators, Enhusiast, Influencers, Adopters, Developers meet together for SITC. I said over four hundred? Yes, over four hundred each day!

The agenda for both days was the same: three tracks: DBA Track, Developer Track, RedGate Track. Keynote + Five Sessions + Drinks Reception. Tigger likes to bounce a lot. In this year Redgate Team invited me to speaking. I’m very proud. It was a great opportunity to providing session IMG_7085IMG_6779(twice!! on Friday and Saturday) with: Richard Mitchell Cloud Services, Red Gate {Richard has been at Red Gate since almost the dawn of time. Having worked on projects as diverse as SQL Data Compare and ANTS Performance Profiler his current focus is "the cloud". He has spent the last 15 years working with evolving Microsoft technologies and has a passion for helping others learn from his many mistakes}

We provide session titled: "SQL Azure from Plan, to Backup, to Cloud – Red Gate Cloud-Ready Services" and it was one of my most funny sessions since I’m speaker. We had not super full filled room but with few dozens of listeners. Of course as always we had too, definitely too less time. We got a many opinions, questions, insinuations and comments – on sessions and after. But it was great experience for me – my first sessions IMG_7018IMG_6818with second presenter.

Before and after sessions I had a lot of moments (especially on Saturday) for exchange ideas, problems, solutions. We, The SQL Server Community, had a lot of time on the breaks, lunch time and especially on evening drink reception to meet other peoples, talking, drinking and generally having fun ! Anyone could meet some great presenters: "The RedGaters": Brad McGehee, Steve Jones, Grant Fritchey, Noemi Moreno, Richard Mitchell other speakers: Tom Austin, Sebastian Meine, Dave Green, Denis Lloyd and "The Community Speakers": Annette Allen, Dave Ballantyne. Rally good team!

IMG_6805IMG_7277I cannot forgot about all RedGate Team with many, many ladies and gentlemans in red T-Shirts with logo of Cambridge’s Company. It’s a months of preparations, tasks, reports, managing, screaming and listening, with talks and silence, with writing and receiving, with reading and sending. With thousands of small things, where everything has matter. Than You Red Gate, Than You Team, Thank You Comunity!

At the beginning of this event I known that SQL in the City expanding – in 100% (two days) but I was really surprised that in fact, the evend expanded 700% this year – except London You can go to Your local US event, in : New York, Austin, San Francisco, Chicago Boston, Seattle! Impressive isn’t?

IMG_7198IMG_6917PS: See You next year !

More Photos are on my FaceBook Page: Friday Set & Saturday Set and in the Collection on FlickR Profile too…