SQLSaturday #311 Bulgaria 2014–Event Recap and Follow-up

After the successful SQLSaturday # 152 and SQLSaturday # 199 for the third time in Bulgaria SQLSaturday was held for the third on 11 of October, 2014. It was the biggest SQLSaturday organized in Bulgaria and the region around. This event is organized from PASS with the major support of Infragistics, Infragistics Friends User Group ( BI & .Net Geeks) and many partners, sponsors and volunteers.


What is SQL Saturday:

Infragistics as a company that develops solutions for data visualization and business solutions has many common points in with areas covered from the  conference: BI, Reporting, SQL Server related solutions


Our statistics:

  • 400 registrations + 91 people in the wait list.
  • around 250 real attendees from 16 countries (USA, UK, Portugal, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria and Serbia).
  • Speakers and attendees from 16 countries
  • 27 speakers from 15 different countries( Austria, Germany, UK, Denmark, Nederland, Portugal,  Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Macedonia, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Bulgaria )
  • 16 Microsoft MVPs
  • 3 Microsoft MCMs
  • 30 sessions in 5 tracks
  • Attendees from 5 countries ( Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria )
  • The biggest event on Microsoft Data Platform ever organized in the region


Some pictures from this event:

Dejan Sarka is talking about Optimizing Temporal Queries


Magi Naumova is presenting


Lunch break:


Milos Radivojevic (  @MilosSQL ) in action:


Some of the speakers:


The SQLSaturday #311 Bulgaria raffle


Some of the raffle winners:


You can see more pictures from the conference here:

Feedback in Twitter about SQLSaturday #311 Bulgaria



Infragistics participation in the event:

  • Infragistics was SQLSaturday Bulgaria  conference host , main supporter and a  gold sponsor.
  • Administrators at the conference were Jason Beres and Mihail Mateev
  • There was more than 15 volunteers from Infragistics Bulgaria who helped  the conference to be held
  • There was 1 technical presentation from Infragistics:
    Node.js for SQLServer Nerds : Mihail Mateev

The conference schedule is available here:

Now SQLSaturday Bulgaria Team is looking for appropriate dates for SQLSaturday Bulgaria 2015.

More information about SQLSaturday Bulgaria is available  on the website of the conference http://www.sqlsaturday.com/311/  ,  SQL Saturday Bulgaria Facebook page and you can follow #sqlsatBulgaria and #sqlsat311  on Twitter.

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As always, you can follow us on Twitter @mihailmateev and @Infragistics and stay in touch on Facebook, Google+andLinkedIn!

Warm Regards,
SQLSaturday Bulgaria Team

 sqlsat311 Saturday

About Mihail Mateev

am a Microsoft Regional Director currently living in Sofia, Bulgaria. My interests range from technology to entrepreneurship. I am also interested in programming, web development, and education. Technical Consultant, Community enthusiast, PASS Regional Mentor for Central Eastern Europe, chapter lead, Microsoft MVP – Microsoft Azure. Organizer of SQLSaturday, Azure Bootcamp, IoT and JavaScript conferences. My experience is in various areas related to Microsoft technologies, including Windows Platform, ASP.Net MVC, MS SQL Server and Microsoft Azure. I have a PhD in cloud computing and am a university lecturer on Smart Homes and Smart Energy IoT Solutions
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