Kamil Nowinski

Kamil Nowinski

Founder & owner of AzurePlayer* blog. The originator of “Ask SQL Family” podcast.
Database Architect & passionate about Microsoft Data Platform and solutions.
Happy husband & father of two daughters.
Microsoft Data Platform MVP, MCSE, Data Engineer & Architect.
Speaker, member of Data Community Poland,
Co-organiser of Data Relay Conference (UK).
Living in Stevenage, working in London, UK.

Over 20 years of programming and experience with SQL Server databases (since 2000 version) confirmed by certificates MCITP, MCP, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE Data Platform & Data management & analytics. I have been working both as a developer and as an administrator of big databases, still extending my solid experience in troubleshooting, development and deployment of database systems, automatisation, data warehouse modelling. Passion for tuning up database processes and maximising performance of database engine. Fan of well-formatted, code transparency, improvements in communications inside a team and Agile methodologies.

In Data Community Poland (former PLSSUG) association since 2010, at the beginning as a listener, later on as a speaker and co-leader of a branch in Wroclaw. Between 2012 and 2018 I have been the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Association. For several years a volunteer, speaker and co-organizer of the biggest SQL Server conference in Poland (SQLDay).

Before I moved to the UK, I was working as an architect on the project of building a data warehouse for the Ministry of Finance in e-duty programme. Currently, I’m expanding new horizons as a contractor in the UK market, making troubleshooting, prototyping BI and Big Data solutions, enhancing existing processes among Microsoft stuff environments, popularizing the DevOps approach and efficient solutions in the cloud.

An advocate of crossing own borders. I admire self-development, exploring new technology and sharing this knowledge with everybody who wants it. Addicted to giving aid, support, being a part and acting for SQL Community and meeting with #SQLFamily across Europe. Friend of Redgate since 2018.

Born in Wroclaw, Poland. Since 2015 I have been living and working in London, UK.
Privately happy husband and father of two wonderful girls.

Follow me on Twitter: @NowinskiK, check my MVP profile or meet me on LinkedIn.
See my posts on this blog.
All my current sessions can be found on Sessionize.
Recently, you can also find me on YouTube.

* Previously known as SQLPlayer.

Kamil Nowinski's certificates

Recent activities

You can follow my recent activities on the Microsoft MVP site, my Sessionize public profile or Twitter.

Older activities

Date Activity Type Hyperlinks
14/12/2019 SQLSaturday #910 Slovenia Speaker & interviewer ASF #029
30/11/2019 SQL Saturday #926 Lisbon Speaker
28/09/2019 SQL Saturday #904 Madrid Speaker & interviewer ASF #028
14/09/2019 SQL Saturday #898 Gothenburg Speaker & interviewer ASF #027
18/05/2019 SQL Saturday #857 Kyiv Speaker
14/05/2019 SQLDay 2019 / Double Session Speaker & Co-organiser & interviewer ASF #025
ASF #026
27/04/2019 Global Azure Bootcamp / DataInDevon Speaker
18/04/2019 PASS Cloud Virtual Group Speaker
17-24 Mar 2019 MVP Summit 2019 Attendee, interviewer ASF #024
27 Feb 2019 SQLBits 2019
“Azure Data Factory v2 with Data Flows capabilities”
interviewer, speaker
ASF #021
ASF #022
ASF #023
23 Feb 2019 SQL Saturday Pordenone Speaker
9 Feb 2019 SQL Saturday Krakow Attendee ASF #020
29 Jan 2019 London SQL Server User Group
“Azure Data Factory v2: Data Flows capabilities”
Speaker ASF #019
2018 SQLSaturday #782 Slovenia Speaker & interviewer ASF #018
8-12 Oct 2018 Data Relay 2018 (formerly SQL Relay)
[EN] “Maintenance a database project and Continuous Delivery using Microsoft Data Tools in practical terms.”
ASF #016
ASF #017
9 July 2018 SQLSurrey PASS Chapter Meetup – Guildford
“Move part of your body to Azure SQL Data Warehouse”
4 July 2018 Southampton Data Platform and Cloud Meeting
“Move part of your body to Azure SQL Data Warehouse”
June 2018 SQLSaturday #730 Manchester
[EN] “Maintenance a database project and Continuous Delivery using Microsoft Data Tools in practical terms.”
Speaker Photos
May 2018 SQLDay 2018 Speaker & Co-organiser & interviewer ASF #014
ASF #015
February 2018 SQLBits 2018 Volunteer & interviewer ASF #012
ASF #013
09/12/2017 SQLSaturday #687 Slovenia Speaker & interviewer ASF #010
30/10-3/11/2017 PASS Summit 2017 Seattle Attendee & interviewer Photos
ASF #006
ASF #007
ASF #008
ASF #009
ASF #011
14/10/2017 SQLSaturday #642 Sofia
[EN] “Data replication – who with whom, for whom, why and for what?”
Speaker Photos
09/10/2017 SQL Relay 2017 Reading Attendee Photos (soon)
07/10/2017 SQLSaturday #656 Denmark
[EN] “Maintenance a database project and Continuous Delivery using Microsoft Data Tools in practical terms.”
Speaker Post
15-16/09/2017 SQLSaturday #664 Katowice Co-organiser
& interviewer
ASF #005
09/09/2017 SQLSaturday #632 Cambridge Attendee & interviewer ASF #004
15/07/2017 SQLSaturday #645 Manchester Attendee & interviewer ASF #003
02/06/2017 SQL Grillen 2017 Attendee Photos
20/05/2017 SQLSaturday #616 Kyiv
[EN] “Understand better Transaction Isolation Levels”
Speaker Photos
15-17/05/2017 SQLDay 2017
[PL] “Data replication – who with whom, for whom, why and for what?”
Speaker & Co-organiser Photos
15-17/05/2017 SQLDay 2017 Interviewer & Co-organiser ASF #002,
ASF #001
05-08/04/2017 SQLBits 2017 Volunteer Photos
25/02/2017 SQLSaturday #589 Pordenone Attendee Photos
10/12/2016 SQLSaturday #567 Slovenia Attendee Photos
01/10/2016 SQLSaturday #534 Krakow Speaker & Co-organiser Photos
18/06/2016 SQLSaturday #501 Dublin Attendee Photos (soon)
May 2016 SQLDay 2016 Co-organiser Photos
May 2015 SQLDay 2015
[PL] “Fulltext search in SQL Server”
Speaker & Co-organiser Photos
May 2014 SQLDay 2014
[PL] “Szpiedzy z krainy bazy danych, czyli Change Tracking & Change Data Capture w służbie SQL Server”
Speaker & Volunteer Photos