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.