Conferences & Presentations of 2014 in Review

Conferences 2013 vs 2014Reviewing the year 2014, I can see that I have truly started improving my life by lowering the number of conferences attended & lowering the number of presentations delivered.

I am also hoping that I have lowered the number of days that I have stayed away from my family.

In total in the 2014 I have attended 14 conferences, 18 user group meetings & made 24 presentations (including 2 precons).
Comparing to 2013, you can see the difference: 24 conferences, 15 user group meetings & 40 presentations.

Here is the complete list:

SQLKonferenz (10-12 of February 2014): Darmstadt – the biggest German SQL Server Conference. I co-delivered a precon + a regular session. Everything was on the Clustered Columnstore.

SQLSaturday #280 Vienna 2014 (6th of March 2014) – I had delivered a Deep Dive session on the Clustered Columnstore.

MVP Open Session 2014 Barcelona (22nd of March 2014) – I delivered a session on SQL Server Memory management.

SQLSaturday #267 Lisbon, Portugal 2014 (12th of April 2014) – I have delivered a Deep Dive session on the Clustered Columnstore.

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 (7-9th of May 2014) – I have delivered a session together with Scott Stauffer on the Managing Your Alibi with Social Media. Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter & PowerBI!

SQLSaturday BI Edition #281 Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 (14th of June 2014) – I have delivering a Deep Dive session on the Clustered Columnstore.

SQLSaturday #313 Rheinland, Germany 2014 (28th of June 2014) – I have delivering a Deep Dive session on the Clustered Columnstore.

SQLBits Full day Precon (17th of July 2014) – I have co-delivered a workshop on the In-Memory Technologies, focusing on Clustered Columnstore.

SQLBits XI (19th of July 2014) – I delivered a session on the ETL patterns with Clustered Columnstore.

SQLSaturday #317 Norway 2014 (30th of August 2014) – I have delivered a Deep Dive session on the Clustered Columnstore.

Virtual PASS em Português (Online, 8th of September) – I did an online Deep Dive session on the ETL patterns with Clustered Columnstore.

SQLSaturday #341 Port-wine edition Portugal (18th of October) I have delivered a Deep Dive session on the ETL patterns with Clustered Columnstore.

SQLSaturday #338 Barcelona 2014 (25rd of October 2014) – I did a Deep Dive session on the Clustered Columnstore.

MVP Summit 2014 (2-5th of November) – 🙂

PASS Summit 2014 (4-7th of November) – I have delivered a 75 minutes session on the ETL patterns with Clustered Columnstore.

PASS Camp 2014 (2-4th of December) – I have given 2 hands-on labs: on Columnstore Indexes (focusing on the Multi-Dimensional Clustering) and introduction analytical lab on NodeXL.

For the complete list of my presentations, feel free to visit the Events Page.

My goal for 2015 is clear – to lower the number of conferences further, to make more sense with less running around. To become more effective.

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