Now that we are finishing up the last few days of the year its time to take a few minutes and reflect on my accomplishments for the year. To be honest, looking back at the blog posts I have no idea how I completed so many mile stones. Last year I privately established some long term goals and I knocked several items off my three year and five year plan in the first year.
Major Accomplishments in 2011
My first child was born in February. Typically having a child would slow you down but somehow I still completed several milestones. I have to give huge props to my wife for all her help and support.
This year I gave presentations at the first SQL Rally; the SQL PASS Member Summit; SQL Saturday in Houston, TX (presented multiple sessions); the Pittsburgh SQL User Group and several session at the West Virginia SQL Server User Group.
One of my good friends and I co-founded the first SQL Server User Group in West Virginia. I also helped relaunch the Pittsburgh SQL Server User Group and was truly honored to speak at the relaunch event. I also organized the 2nd Annual SQL Saturday in Wheeling, WV. Its was truly an honor to bring my peers and friends to my hometown for some free SQL Training (photos). Towards the end of the year I also became a PASS Regional Mentor for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Personally, I also had the following accomplishments. I was included in a local
magazine article on “Digital Generation.” Finally, I changed jobs and became a SQL Server Consultant. I am truly blessed to say that many of these milestones couldn’t happen without my #sqlfamily and my
tech giants mentors .
My 11 Favorite Blog Posts in 2011
The following are my favorite blog posts and tips written by me in 2011.
- SQL Server Central Management Server Security
- Convert SQL Server DateTime Data Type to DateTimeOffset Data Type
- Thanking my Tech Giants
- How to be proactive with Central Management Server
- Changing SQL Agent Job Owners against your Server Farm
- Introduction to Central Management Server
- Using Powershell and CMS to collect failed backups
- my top 10 PBM policies from MSSQLTIPS.com
- How long will this SQL Restore Take?
- Share your local drives via RDP session
- My Favorite SQL PASS Member Summit Memory.
I look forward to sharing some goals next week as we break in the new year!