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Speaking @ dataMinds User Group

I’m happy to share that I will be delivering my session about “Improving Team Collaboration using Database Projects & Azure DevOps” at the dataMinds User Group. During this session, I will first be explaining what went wrong in the past for me, during the main part of the session, I will be showing how to get started, what the challenges will be and how I would overcome these challenges. When? Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 Where?…

What a year, 2022 review

Well, it’s that time of the year, days are getting shorter, it’s pretty cold outside and that typically is the time for me to get cosy on the sofa and review the year. This year was a special one, I was able to achieve a couple of awesome milestones in my professional career During the first half of 2022, I was preparing to present my very first session which I successfully delivered in June 2022…

Speaking @ SQL Saturday MN

I’m very happy to share that I will be delivering my session about “Improving Team Collaboration using Database Projects & Azure DevOps” at SQL Saturday MN. During this session, I will first be explaining what went wrong in the past for me, during the main part of the session, I will be showing how to get started, where the challenges will be and how I would overcome these challenges. When? Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 Where?…

T-SQL Tuesday #156 – Production Grade Code

T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (blog). Steve Jones (blog, Twitter) is currently maintaining this fantastic initiative. This month’s topic has been chosen by Tom Zika (blog, Twitter), “Which quality makes code production grade?“ My Contribution When I first thought about this topic, I didn’t have any clue what to write… Then, I started to think about what I’m always doing while I’m developing and eventually before I publish the code to production.…

#NewStarNovember – My first speaking engagement

A couple of months ago, June 2022 to be exact, I gave my very first session at DataGrillen. A couple of years ago, after attending a couple of conferences/ events, I knew I wanted to do something for the community. At first, I wasn’t really thinking about becoming a public speaker, but more about contributing to events in the background. Back then, I knew a couple of people involved with the dataMinds user group. After…

Speaking @ Data Bristol User Group

I’m delighted to share that I will be speaking at the Data Bristol User Group where I will be sharing my personal experience with Database Projects & Azure DevOps. During this session, I will start off by explaining what went horribly wrong in the past, where we were struggling and how we overcame our challenges. Step by step we will be discovering the amazing world of Database Projects & Azure DevOps By the end of…

Speaking @ Southampton Data & Cloud User Group

After presenting my first session at DataGrillen 2022, in the beautiful city of Lingen, Germany. I started to look for new speaking opportunities, thanks to Mikey Bronowski (Twitter), who was kind enough to contact me if I was interested in speaking at the Southampton Data & Cloud User Group (Twitter). Without any doubt, I immediately responded that I would love to give a talk to his User Group. During this session, I will give a…

T-SQL Tuesday #155: Dynamic Code

T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (blog). Steve Jones (blog, Twitter) is currently maintaining this fantastic initiative. This month’s topic has been chosen by Steve Jones (blog, Twitter), “Where have you used Dynamic SQL for in the past?“ My Contribution In the past 10 years, I have used dynamic SQL several times in specific use cases. In this blog post, I will describe the use cases I can remember. The first time I…

T-SQL Tuesday #154: SQL Server 2022

T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (blog). Steve Jones (blog, Twitter) is currently maintaining this amazing initiative. This month’s topic has been chosen by Glenn Berry (blog, Twitter), “What have you been doing with SQL Server 2022?“ My SQL Server 2022 Journey Near the end of May 2022, SQL Server 2022 Public Preview was announced, a day after I heard, I downloaded the installer and installed SQL Server 2022 locally to play around.…

T-SQL Tuesday #153: The Conference That Changed Everything For Me

T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (blog). Steve Jones (blog, Twitter) is currently maintaining this amazing initiative. This month’s topic has been chosen by Kevin Kline (blog, Twitter), “Tell us the story of how attending an IT conference or event resulted in an amazing career or life opportunity.“ My Story In the past couple of years, I became more active in the data community. First, as an attendee where I visited a couple…