DevOpsDays Copenhagen April 24th 2018, Deployment pipeline for databases

DevOpsDays Copenhagen was my first DevOpsDays event and it was my first time in Copenhagen.

I really enjoyed Copenhagen, it doesn’t feel like a big city. It’s very organized, cozy and everybody is very friendly.

The all logistic for me was very simple:  5 minutes by train from airport to city center, 5 minutes walking from the train station to the hotel, 15 minutes walking from hotel to conference venue.

The mornings were rainy and at the afternoons the sun came to visit us. Independently of the weather I was able to sightseeing by bike – it’s a great way to know the city.

I presented my talk in the first day of the conference. The selected talk was “Deployment pipeline for databases” and I was very happy with audience reaction – lot of questions and interest in knowing more.

The conference had an interesting structure: talks in the morning, ignite talks after lunch, flowed by open-space group discussions. I really enjoyed the ignite talks, it’s interesting to see a topic addressed in only 5 minutes. However, the 45 minutes time slots for the open-space discussion seemed to much time per slot.

I loved the simplicity and efficiency of all conference. The DevOpsDays Copenhagen team made a great job by creating a open and welcoming environment, so well done.

Here’re the slides of my talk:

You can also check the recording at Youtube:

SQLSaturday #685 Porto 2017

At SQLSaturday Porto 2017 edition I was speaker and a member of the organization team of the event. From the organization perspective the event went smother than the previous year. We were happy with the improvements that we were able to made.

My presentation was about how to set a WordPress website using Azure Web Apps and a Azure Database for MySQL but the “demo gods” were not on my side, and the last demo crashed. However the interaction with the audience was quite good, they were curious about the MySQL database engine provided by Azure.

WinOps London 2017

WinOps London 2017 was my first international conference as speaker. WinOps it’s conference dedicated to DevOps in the “Windows world” and I’m proud to have been part of the event.

At the time I was excited and scared, the lineup of speakers was great: Jeffrey Snover, Steve ThairElton StonemanRob Reynolds and others. I also found two familiar faces: Alex Yates and Ed Elliott. I felt like a little kid playing with the big game with the grown ups. It was a great experience and a privilege to meet the other speakers.

About my presentation: “Deployment pipeline for databases (Azure SQL Databases, SQL Server)” my performance wasn’t brilliant (I was nervous) but the audience  was able to make questions and gave me feedback, so I was happy. Here you can find the video of my presentation here.

DevOps Lisbon June 19th 2017, Operations for databases – The agile/devops journey

In June I made the presentation “Operations for databases – the agile/devops journey” at DevOps Lisbon. This talk is the combination of the different moments of my agile journey through Scrum and Kanban and the operations scope at three different levels: database, application and infrastructure.

It was great to present to DevOps Lisbon community and I’m hoping to repeat in future.