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From 0 to SQLSaturday

Published on December 31, 2011 by in SQL Saturday

2011 Year recap (or from 0 to SQLSaturday)

Looking back, this year has been a pivotal one. I can note that I am not going to review goals hit / missed because I did not have any goals for 2011.  I can say that 2011 was the year of the SQL Saturday. Coming into the year, myself and the team, were feverishly preparing for SQL Saturday #60 Cleveland. As we all know, it was a huge hit! Discovering how rewarding I found the SQL Saturday experience, I can say it was a pivotal moment in my career and my life. My career was lost in the desert without a compass and SQL Saturday helped rescue me and locate a path forward. Amazingly enough, I went on to present at 9 (yes, that’s right) SQL Saturdays in 2011. In addition to that, I volunteered for or spoke at the following events:

3 – local user groups

2 – Regional IT events / code camps

1-  National conference (International Legal Technology Association – ILTA)

1- Lightning talk at PASS

Not bad for a rookie. I have met a lot of great people this year and am honored to be associated with such great events.

It’s been a busy year, and reflecting on it, it shows my style; or, a lack of balance. Next year, I hope to put some balance back into things.



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