[PL] 38 Spotkanie PLSSUG WRO – słów kilka

Pomyślałem sobie ostatnio, że całkiem niezłym pomysłem byłby powrót do pisania kilku słów o spotkaniach grupy, w której biorę czynnie udział – czyli o wrocławskim oddziale Polskiej Grupy Użytkowników SQL Server (PLSSUG) {strona grupy}. Może uda mi sie zrobić z tego stały cykl…

Najpierw logistyka:

  • GDZIE: Altkom Akademia SA, Oddział Wrocław, Plac Generała Józefa Bema 2 wejscie C piętro III.
  • KIEDY: W tym roku we środy od 17:30 do 21:00, limit miejsc… powiedzmy czterdzieści.
  • JAK: za darmo po wcześniejszej rejestracji na EventBrite | http://bit.ly/1feL3QJ 

Na pierwszym w nowym 2014 roku spotkaniu pojawiło się piętnastu pasjonatów SQL Server – była wśród nich jedna kobieta – Honorata – jednakże mówiąc kilka słów o sobie nie użyła określeń, informatyczka czy programistka, więc i ja nie powinienem pisać pasjonatka. W sumie przyszły dwie nowe osoby – które lekko mnie zadziwiły używając (zapewne dla ochrony przed NSA) lipnych adresów mailowych, na które nie bardzo jest jak odpowiadać. Niemniej jednak przyszły i mam nadzieję, że będą przychodzić dalej.

Wczoraj pojawiły się trzy sesje (co jest prawie standardem we Wrocku):

  1. Pierwsza sesja czyli krótkie przypomnienie czym jest PLSSUG, co zrobił do tej pory, co ma zamiar zrobić w tym roku, oraz co się dzieje w okolicach innych grup pasjonackich, takich jak: Women in Technology {http://bit.ly/1fj8wo4}, Wroc.NET {http://bit.ly/185y4Mb}, KGD.NET {http://bit.ly/1c6EQrb}, ITPro w Łodzi {http://bit.ly/1cYDwCq} czy nawet Sekcji Bezpieczeństwa PTI {http://bit.ly/1e6Ytzp}. Prezentacja z tej sesji dostępna jest na moim profilu SlideShare TUTAJ.
  2. Druga sesja to kilkudziesięciominutowe wprowadzenie, trochę slajdów, trochę dyskusji i pogadanki oraz dwa maluteńkie pokazy (których demami nazwać nie można) o darmowych narzędziach oferowanych przez ApexSQL: ApexSQL Complete, ApexSQL Refactor, ApexSQL Search. Sesja miała być krótka i bez dema, dając więcej czasu drugiemu prelegentowi, ale temat powróci już na następnym spotkaniu w nieco bardziej rozbudowanej formie. Wymiana doświadczeń okazała się ciekawa, uczestnicy byli za, czasem przeciw, a nawet nie mieli wyrobionego zdania – no i dobrze, będzie czas i możliwość na potestowanie tych dodatków. Prezentacja z tej sesji również dostępna jest na moim profilu SlideShare TUTAJ.
  3. Trzecia sesja została przygotowana i przedstawiona przez aktywnego członka naszej społeczności Krzysztofa Kozłowskiego {TWITTER|BLOG}, który występował już wcześniej mówiąc o indeksach, czy też kryptografii. Tym razem na tapetę poszły statystyki, o których warto wiedzieć więcej (jak się okazało podczas sesji. Takie pojęcia jak: “tysiąc wierszy” “druga, a tak naprawdę trzecia kolumna” czy “użycie kalkulatora aby wydobyć zapis w HEX” spodobały się uczestnikom. Mimo lekkiego przedłużenia (pisane małym drukiem: nad tym Krzystof musi jeszcze popracować) wydaje mi się, że jest to jedna z dwóch sesji, które powinien zgłosić na zbliżający się SQLDay 2014. Pakiet (czyli sesja i skrypty) w okolicach weekendu będa publicznie dostępne na nowym DropBox’owym profilu grupy.

Kilka zdjęć ze spotkania znajduje się na naszym profilu na FaceBook, a ja bardzo serdecznie zapraszam na kolejne spotkania. Zawsze dowiecie się czegoś ciekawego, wypijecie dobrą kawę, pogadacie w kuluarach i czasami – nie zawsze – zjecie pizzę.

[EN] The 2013 Year Recap. Few words about past and future…

IMG_2077Nothing special happened. The World not going to end, it was only 2013 Year End. On the Eve of first full work week of 2014 (in Poland we have something similar to UK’s Bank Holiday, but it’s result of too strong Catholic Church in my country – it’s another completely unnecessary day off, just after xMass and Silvester Day) I should write something similar to my summary of 2012. I will try write this post in the same order like last year, and maybe in future years too. This year was a little bit different than year before, I work more, travel less, made few interesting projects and got some failures. But I still think that I didn’t use all my time which I can. I missed something last year, and I’ll try to find it in next twelve months. And here is my summary based on the last year schema:

Professional Job
I’m still work in the same place and I do almost the same things (even the company has changed). Non-Standard hours in 24/7/265 &1/4 in a year. I thing that something should change this year, or… everything else is under NDA statement.

Teaching
I renewed my MCT certification, but I hadn’t enough time for providing as much courses what I want. This point definitely must be change in next few months.

Learning
For few months I leave SQL Server, SharePoint and Azure areas and have been focused for corporate security and cyber security. For this year I’ve plan for working more with Microsoft products, but security risk, ISO, cyber security and compliance will be very important topic in my professional life this year.

User Group (s)
Leading of my group Polish SQL Server User Group in Wroclaw is not very easy task. But I organized few meetings in last year, with good (more or less) opinions from attendees. And I still have few moments each month for managing our channels: SITES:PLSSUG, SQL Day Conference, SQLDay Workshop,FAN PAGES:PLSSUG, SQL Day, SQL Day Workshop; TWITTERS:PLSSUG, SQL Day Conference; and YouTube. It’s not only this group, I’m also active member of Polish Computer Society (Data Security Division) and occasionally colaborate with other groups.

Blogging
Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time for blogging. I’ve three (no, in fact four) public blogs when I published only about eighty posts. I should increase this factor twise or more. I’ll try to scheduling/planning more post for this year.

Speaking
I love speaking. Even my sessions not always got very good opinions (when different audience and differenf events meet same speaking style and subject – results could be different too), I’m very happy and proud to sharing my knowledge, ideas, practices for other peoples. In last year I had great opportunity for speaking at local user group meetups (6 sessions / Wrocław) and first time at international user groups meetups (3 sessions / Birmingham, Maidenhead, Budapest), IT Conferences (16 sessions / Kiev, Kharkov, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Norwich, Dublin, Rheinland, Stockholm, Moscow, Cluj-Napoca), Internal Sessions in Corpo (6 sessions / Wrocław) and Other Professional Conferences (4 sessions / Łódź, Wrocław, Warsaw).  Not too much, but really nice result.

Social Media
Be social, Say More, Here and Learn More, Tech Someone. They are my personal rules. Even ‘be sociable’ is not very popular in Poland (yet) I trying to use my social networks for many purposes from reading and learning through meeting new peoples, ideas, opinions, facts and fictions, to teaching and helping peoples. One of very important hashtag is of course #sqlhelp / read more at old post from Brent Ozar blog. List of my social networks expanded from last year, but core is the same: Twitter, LinkedIn, GoldenLine, Facebook.

Conferences
Year of 2013 it was year of conferences. I have been on few SQL Saturdays (Exeter, Kiev, Kharkov, Rheinland, Dublin, Moscow), SQL Bits XI (Nottingham), IBM IT Forum, ISSA European Conference, Info Security, Service Desk & IT Support, Oracle Day, EMC Forum, SQL in the City, IT Camp, SQL Relay (whole week), SQL Rally, TechEd Europe, DevDay, 1337 Speak, Symantec Future and many smaller events in Poland.  I missed (4th year in a row) The MVP Summit and PASS Summit. And I hope that this year I’ll going to Seattle twice… (or once for long time).

Travels
Travelled a little. Again, not too much and not enough. Not same walue like last year (2012) but… My basics app for travelling – TripIt – collect all informations about my trips. I visited four countries for first time: Romania, Ucraine, Sweden /yes I have been in Karlskrona once in my previous life, but is not counted/ and Russia. The last one was most complicated with the Russian Federation Visa process, but with fantastic help of my MVP Leads (Yulia and Maria) everything finished good. And in final result I’ve two visas in my passport (hmm… maybe based on nationality the visas fighting between in the dark night?). Travel full stats: 33 trips, 99 days on trip, distance of 70 533 km, 46 cities and 13 countries.

Writing
2013 it was not ‘writer’s year’. I made some documentations, but I posted only few news on professional’s portals and no one article, no chapter in the book and of course no book. That’s really bad.

Collaboration
Less collaboration with SQL Server or Microsoft community. I tried to do my best for local communities such Microsoft SQL Server Hungarian User Group {HUG-MSSQL} and ‘eastern’ groups like SQL Server User Groups in Ucraine and Russia. But last year has been focused definitelly more for enterprise security, in first half of Year worked in MNE7 Project {MultiNational Experiment 7}, and in second half in MACCSA {Multinational Alliance for Collaborative Cyber Situational Awareness} with fantastic security persons from whole world worked for goverment, corporations and military sectors.

Recognizing
Recognision is very iportant. I’m proud to be honoured as MVP for SQL Server 2013, and still be in Friends of the RedGate PLUS and active member of few community groups.

 

Last year was better than previous in some areas, and it was worse in two or three. My plan for this year is simple: be more…

[EN] User Groups, MeetUp, Interview, Speaking… in May

Three years ago in May I didn’t make anything special. It was a standard May, with long weekend (in Poland we have day off at 1st and 3rd May) in the office, and some small things. This year is completely different. Absolutely different. Very busy, very workin’, very interpersonal. Except my standard shifts (one hundred and tvelve hours in office) I use few days from my annual holiday for my community projects.

Phase One: Local Community Meetings:

  • on 7th – Geek Dinner with WrocNET (Wroclaw’s .NET User Groups) for meeting local developers, talks and solving probems |EVENT LINK|
  • on 10th – Special MeetUp with Egeniusz Bilski (pioneer of polish computer science) for celebrating his professional life |EVENT LINK|
  • on 16th – #35 MeetUp PLSSUG Wroclaw (Polish SQL Server User Group) where I will organize whole meeting in Altkom Akademia, and providing one sesson: SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012, Developers and Administrators. Shaken, not stirred |EVENT LINK|

Phase Two: International Conferences:

  • from 2nd to 4th – in the City of Robin Hood I will work as a helper (fourth year in a row) at SQLBits XI Conference. It’s the biggest not only in UK, but in Europe and definitely the best SQL Server Community Event where I have been (and will be in future). One day of workshops and two days of conference sessions. I’m responsible for five “room monitor” tasks, packaging, post event party preparation and more. I will work with many fantastic folks and friends form SQL Server UK User Group |EVENT LINK|
  • on 23th – I will speaking about one of my favourite subject: “2 AM A Disaster just Began” in the Capitol of Transylvania – Cluj-Napoca. Fantastic IT Pro, developers, administrators team providing another edition of IT Camp (Romania). I have never been in Romania, but fantastic folks from there – which I meet on Kulen Dayz in Croatia last August – invited me few weeks ago. I have big opportunity to speaking close to other fantastic speakers: Richard Campbell, Tim Huckaby, Martin Kulov, Peter Leeson, Raffaele Rialdi, Alessandro Pilotti, Tiberiu Covaci, Cristian Lefter, Mihai Tătăran, Tudor Damian and over twelve other great speakers. Super Extra Excited |EVENT LINK|
  • from 22nd to 24th – in my home city, my community (Polish SQL Server User Group) organizing 6th edition of our annual event (second year in a row is a international event): SQLDay 2013. This event will be great too (however I missing SQLDay this year), with few international speakers such: Denny Cherry, Thomas Kejser, Chris Webb and famous Polish SQL Server MVP’s: Grzegorz Stolecki, Damian Widera, Marcin Szeliga and few more. Tickets are SOLD OUT from today! |EVENT LINK|
  • on 25th – just two days later I will provide two sessions on my second SQL Saturday this year. It should be third, but on the case of my illness I missed SQL Saturday in Copenhagen (I apologize again, David and Regis). #219 SQL Saturday will be held in Kiev (Ukraine), and I’ll talk about Windows Azure SQL Database Services and about Disasters. The other speakers come from Portugal (Niko Neugebauer) and Bulgaria (Mihail Mateev) and many folks from local SQL Family |EVENT LINK|

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Phase Three: Self-Learning & Collaboration:

  • near the end of May, I will spend two days of special workshops oriented for cyber security which will be held in Brussels. It’s European project (called earlier Multi-International Experiment 7) when the security experts and consultants from almost all European Coutries Goverment Organizations, United States Goverment Agencies, representative of army (from almos all countries) and global companies working together on cyber security standards and procedures. It will be very, very exciting.

Phase Four: The interview:

  • last of my project this month, last but not least is interview in US Consulate General located in Krakow for my US Visa. If everything will be OK, I have a plan to going for my firs SQL PASS Summit in fall, and of cours MVP Summit in 2014. Well, will see.

 

Very, very busy month.