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#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…

T-SQL Tuesday #151: Coding Standards

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 Mala Mahadevan (blog, Twitter), “What are the T-SQL coding rules that are appropriate for where you work and what you do? If there are exceptions to those rules, state them too!“ Applying Coding Standards When executing development with multiple developers, a coding standard is a must-have. Though, having one…

DataGrillen 2022 – Presenting my first session

At the time that I was writing this blog post, I just started to realise that I’m no longer considered a “newcomer” speaker. On June 2nd, 2022, I delivered my first session at DataGrillen. Which is a wonderful event hosted by William Durkin (Twitter) and Ben Weissman(Twitter). Before the event Before I mention how I experienced the event, I would like to go back to January 2022. Around that time, my preparation started. Yes, I’m…

T-SQL Tuesday #150: My First Technical Job

T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (blog). Currently, Steve Jones (blog, Twitter) is maintaining this amazing initiative. This month’s topic has been chosen by Kenneth Fisher (blog, Twitter), “What was your first technical job?” My first technical Job After finishing University College in June 2013, I started as an Operational Data Analyst for a Belgian online gaming company. The company where I started did not have a data warehouse, nor any automated reporting…

T-SQL Tuesday #149: T-SQL Advice you’d give your younger self

T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (blog). Currently, Steve Jones (blog, Twitter) is maintaining this amazing initiative. This month’s topic has been chosen by Camila Henrique (blog ), “If you could give advice about T-SQL to your younger self what would you say? My advice to share To be fair, when I saw the T-SQL Tuesday invitation, my first thought was, hmm I wouldn’t know what to advise. So before I wrote this…