Sunday, June 12, 2016

SQL Community n Speaking Assignments

Dear All,

It has been a while since I became less active on this blog. Reason for the same being that, I have moved to other medium of SQL Server - Speaking / Organizing SQL Server Events.

It has been a year since I got associated with SQL Server User Group, Singapore. Since then, I have been managing the user group along with 3 others ( Dharmendra, Khilit n Sarbjit Singh ). In case you are wondering what SQL Server User Group is, it is a community for SQL Server enthusiasts, were we arrange knowledge sharing sessions on a monthly basis. Every month, usually on 3rd thursday we have atleast 2 excellent presentations done by MVP ( Microsoft
Valuable Professional ) or expert from Microsoft Singapore team or any other industrial expert. So, if you are someway related to Data Platform and keen on learning and networking, that is the place to be. Join our facebook page here for latest updates on the user group.

I have done close to 10 public speaking assignments in less than 1 year. Yes, I know for some of the SQL Community folks it is just a month's target :) But I didn't expect myself to be speaking at this rate. But no complaints as I enjoy it to the core. Looking back at the list of things I did

  • July 2015 at SG SQL User Group on  "Hekaton - In memory tables - Overview"  - details provided here

  •  Nov 2015 at SG SQL User Group on "Hekaton - In Memory tables - Transaction Logging and Checkpoint processes" - details provided here

  •  Jan 2016 at SG SQL User Group on "SQL Server 2016 on Always Encrypted"  - details provided here

  •  March 2016 at SQL Saturday Nepal 2016 on "Cardinality Estimator" -  details provided here

  •  Apr 2016 at SG SQL User Group on "Optimizer's choice of Indexes"  - details provided here

  •  May 2016 at SG SQL User Group on "SQL Server 2016 - Real Time Operational Analytics - "Real" Game changer" - details provided here

  •  May 2016 at Data Immersion Event in Microsoft Singapore on Columnstore Indexes and In Memory OLTP.
  •  May 2016 at SQL Saturday Brisbane on "SQL Server 2016 - Real Time Operational Analytics - "Real" Game changer" - details provided  here

  •  May 2016 - "Moderated" Niko Neubauger's session in 24 Hours of PASS - details provided here

Besides these, couple of ones at work too. Speaking on Technology is fun. Picking a topic on which one has good knowledge, designing the scope, working on the subject for at least 2 months and then preparing the presentation n talk is a challenging but fun filled exercise. Grooms one's technical , presentation and communication skills for sure. What goes behind the scene in a technical presentation is a interesting post all together. Will do one on that soon.
I also have a few huge upcoming presentations as well. Will be blogging about it as well.  Hope to balance blogging n speaking in the rest of the year :)