[EN] 1Q 2015 and my public speaking and presence (updated)

public-speaking

As I expected, and as I planned – year 2015 should be more busy, more funny, more special than every previous years in my “community area age”. I can split all my public speaking and presence plans for three roles: attendee, speaker and trainer. And here are my plans for first three months of current year.

Attendee:

Sometimes I’m going for user group meetings, conferences, public debates or just exhibition just for attending. To hear someone, to see something, to be inspired. I have plans for attending for events below:

User Group Meetings in series of #GeekWeekWro

    User Group Meetings

      • Information Security Division|Wroclaw, Poland|16th Jan {SITE|FACEBOOK}
      • Leicester Speakers Club|Leicester, England|9th Feb {SITE}
      • Leicester SQL Server User Group|Leicester, England|18th Feb {SITE|TWITTER}
      • British Computer Society|Leicester, England|19th Feb {SITE|HEADSITE}|cancelled by me
      • Oxford SQL Server User Group|Oxford,England|26th Feb {TWITTER}|cancelled by me
      • SharePoint User Group UK|Leicester, England|12th Mar {SITE}
      • Polish Information Processing Society Board Meeting|Warsaw, Poland|21 Mar|
      • SharePoint User Group UK|Cambridge, England|24th Mar {SITE}

      Conferences

        • SharePoint Saturday Sweden|Stockholm,Sweden|14th Feb {SITE|TWITTER}
        • SQL Saturday No #374|Vienna, Austria|28th Feb {SITE|TWITTERHASH}|cancelled by me
        • SharePoint Saturday AbuDhabi|Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|14th Mar {SITE|TWITTER}|cancelled by me
        • Cloud Expo Europe|London, UK|11-12 Mar {SITE|TWITTER}
        • Data Centre
        • SEMAFOR 2015. Security Management Audit Forum|Warsaw, Poland|26-27 Mar {SITE}

        Speaker:

        Speaking is one of the favourite part of my life. I love speaking and sharing knowledge. Even sometimes I failed (based on some reasons) I always try to do my next session better and better. And I will try to get as many sessions as possible this year, because only live experience is the right way to the top. My speaking in this quarter is limited but bigger than I expected on New Year’s Eve:

        User Group Meetings

          • Sweden SQL Server User Group|Stockholm, Sweden|12th Feb {SITE|FACEBOOK}|session: TBA
          • Sweden SQL Server User Group|Malmö, Sweden|13th Feb {SITE|FACEBOOK}|session: TBA
          • SQL Cardiff User Group|Caerdydd, Cymru|31tst Mar {SITE|FACEBOOK}|Battle of the Beards > session: SQL Azure Tips and Tricks for beginners

          Conferences

            • PASS SQLRally Nordic 2015|Copenhagen, Denmark|2nd-3rd Mar {SITE|TWITTERHASH}|session: SQL Security in the Cloud
            • XIV SQLBits SuperHeroes Edition|London, England|4rh-7th Mar {SITE|TWITTER|FACEBOOK}|session: AD2015. 2AM A Disaster just Began…
            • 7th Enterprise Cloud Computing and Virtualization|London, England|18th Mar {SITE|TWITTER}|session: Trust. The Primer and will be Cloud Security Panelist
            • Cluj Innovation Days|Cluj-Napoca,Transylvania|19-20 Mar {SITE|FACEBOOK}|session: Data Cloud Innovation
            • CEE MVP Open Days|Belgrade, Serbia|29-30 Mar {SITE|TWITTER|FACEBOOK}|session: You’re MVP? Go To Travel!

            Trainer:

            Actually is basement for my surviving. I have some training scheduled, and I’m working on other which I can put into my calendar. As independent trainer I can choose any training for/from any company and I have no barriers. I’ve scheduled my authored MasterClass: SharePoint 2013 for ITPro with CQURE Academy {TWITTER|SITE} another courses with The Knowledge Academy {TWITTER|SITE}, and I’m writing now two new authored courses, which should be available from beginning of second quarter. Locations? Nothing in Poland, just in United Kingdom, The Netherlands, East Midlands and Scandinavia.  I’m also open for consultancy, implementation and audits project, definitely more in this year than in previous decade.

            [EN] SQL Relay Autumn Tour – Day Four

            A series of short post about SQL Relay Autumn Tour in United Kingdom, where I speaking, networking, helping and doing more fun and business things. Fourth day in Caerdydd. Last day of first week of tour. Wales. Cymru. Cardiff. Caerdydd. I have been in Wales once, one year ago I just back from SQL Saturday Dublin to United Kingdom via ferry and Holy Head. And I have been in Cardiff once, when I changed my train. But this time I travel on different route via super great three miles long The Second Severn Crossing (Welsh: Ail Groesfan Hafren LINK). Really amazing.

            IMG_8009

            We park our bus on big mall car park, and moved for pint of local beer and next green curry. In Cardiff I spend two nights in really great citi center located hostel in good bunk bed room, and friendly stuff. And just to three minutes from St Davis Hall (Welsh: Neuadd Dewi Sant). Very interesting, multi cultural place and we got three levels: level two with speakers room, level three for reception desk, dba sessions, alttech sessions keynote and lunch, and finally level five for bi sessions. And here we had another great agenda:

            Keynote | Microsoft
            Sponsor Sessions by Microsoft & Acorn

            SQL Server / DBA
            Help, my table’s too big! | James Skipwith
            Designing, Implementing and Running SQL Server Always On Availability Groups | Daniel Sol
            High Performance and Highly Available SANLess Clustering | Mark Round
            SQL Server Query Performance Tuning: A 12 step process | Scott Klein
            Maintenance Plans for Beginners | Tobiasz Koprowski

            Business Intelligence
            Ad-Hoc SSIS for Business Analysts | Andre Kamman
            Dave’s SQL Fun Time Hour | Dave Morrison
            Introduction to Power BI Websites | James Boother
            The News Column: ColumnStore Indexes in SQL Server 2014 | Andrew Whettam
            "But SSRS Can’t Do That" – How to make it do that! | Oz Locke

            Alt Tech
            Continuous Delivery for Databases | James Smith
            The Dark Side – Introducing some NoSQL alternatives to your RDBMS | Richard Munn
            Fast and flexible data wrangling with data.table in R | Matt Dowle
            Guerrilla training – implementing "Self-Service" BI | Steph Locke
            Managing multi-vendor technology environments | Gavin Payne

            Here I had time for attending for two sessions, and visit some streets arround venue. Absolutely fantastic luch with sandwiches and cookies, and fruits. And no limited coffee. Really good keynote by Anthony Saxby on the theatre style stage, which we used for final raffle. And really great audience on my sessions. This day we stay in Caerdydd, so after packing whole our stuff we went to speaker dinner in pure indian restaurant, where… I ordered chilli masala. And I know – this is one of my favourite indian main course. After the dinner, we (with James and Andre) discovered local pubs and micro brewery.

            And I learned one more think. Even bank branch is opet till 7pm, it doesn’t mean that we can do everything there – the cash dest is open just till 5pm. 

            [EN] SQL Relay Autumn Tour – Day Four

            A series of short post about SQL Relay Autumn Tour in United Kingdom, where I speaking, networking, helping and doing more fun and business things. Fourth day in Caerdydd. Last day of first week of tour. Wales. Cymru. Cardiff. Caerdydd. I have been in Wales once, one year ago I just back from SQL Saturday Dublin to United Kingdom via ferry and Holy Head. And I have been in Cardiff once, when I changed my train. But this time I travel on different route via super great three miles long The Second Severn Crossing (Welsh: Ail Groesfan Hafren LINK). Really amazing.

            IMG_8009

            We park our bus on big mall car park, and moved for pint of local beer and next green curry. In Cardiff I spend two nights in really great citi center located hostel in good bunk bed room, and friendly stuff. And just to three minutes from St Davis Hall (Welsh: Neuadd Dewi Sant). Very interesting, multi cultural place and we got three levels: level two with speakers room, level three for reception desk, dba sessions, alt(ernative)tech sessions keynote and lunch, and finally level five for bi sessions. And here we had another great agenda:

            Keynote | Microsoft
            Sponsor Sessions by Microsoft & Acorn

            SQL Server / DBA
            Help, my table’s too big! | James Skipwith
            Designing, Implementing and Running SQL Server Always On Availability Groups | Daniel Sol
            High Performance and Highly Available SANLess Clustering | Mark Round
            SQL Server Query Performance Tuning: A 12 step process | Scott Klein
            Maintenance Plans for Beginners | Tobiasz Koprowski

            Business Intelligence
            Ad-Hoc SSIS for Business Analysts | Andre Kamman
            Dave’s SQL Fun Time Hour | Dave Morrison
            Introduction to Power BI Websites | James Boother
            The News Column: ColumnStore Indexes in SQL Server 2014 | Andrew Whettam
            "But SSRS Can’t Do That" – How to make it do that! | Oz Locke

            Alt Tech
            Continuous Delivery for Databases | James Smith
            The Dark Side – Introducing some NoSQL alternatives to your RDBMS | Richard Munn
            Fast and flexible data wrangling with data.table in R | Matt Dowle
            Guerrilla training – implementing "Self-Service" BI | Steph Locke
            Managing multi-vendor technology environments | Gavin Payne

            Here I had time for attending for two sessions, and visit some streets arround venue. Absolutely fantastic luch with sandwiches and cookies, and fruits. And no limited coffee. Really good keynote by Anthony Saxby on the theatre style stage, which we used for final raffle. And really great audience on my sessions. This day we stay in Caerdydd, so after packing whole our stuff we went to speaker dinner in pure indian restaurant, where… I ordered chilli masala. And I know – this is one of my favourite indian main course. After the dinner, we (with James and Andre) discovered local pubs and micro brewery.

            And I learned one more think. Even bank branch is opet till 7pm, it doesn’t mean that we can do everything there – the cash desk is open just till 5pm.