One of my friends, Tom LaRock asked, “What do you want to do for your #sqlfamily in 2012?” Below is how I plan contribute to the SQL Community, and my #sqlfamily in 2012.
- Bring SQL Saturday to a new city
Anyone who knows me in the community knows I am a
huge fansucker for a SQL Saturday. I have had the pleasure of being a host, attende, and a speaker. This year I am looking forward to being a volunteer and sharing all my knoweledge to bring a SQL Saturday to a new city. With that said, there is a city very close to me that has never hosted one. The ball is already rolling and I look forward to helping this chapter host their first SQL Saturday in 2012.
- Help Chapter Leaders
Being a chapter leader I personally know it can be hard running a user group. I was very lucky and thankful to get a lot of help. I look forward to helping other chapter leaders who can use a hand. I am willing to help connect leaders to a sponsors; help leaders find swag, find books, find a speaker or anyting else. I am game and looking forward to helping.
- Give Virtual Presentations
Typically I do at least four presentations a year. To this point I have never done a virtual presentation. This will change shortly as I am speaking at the Columbus User Group virtually this week.
I have been blessed with having good mentors in my career. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. There advice and guidence has been very valuable. I reciently started mentoring a DBA but would more than willing to help others out. If you would be interested please shoot me an message.