One of my goals for 2018 was to start speaking at events (i.e. User groups, SQL Saturdays).
A handful of people (including attendees) have asked how I picked the locations to speak at (i.e. OC, Albuquerque, Dallas and Pensacola). Below is the logic (or lack there of) that went into picking the locations:
How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking
As I sit in my hotel room after giving my 4th (and most likely last SQL Saturday event for 2018), I was wondering how I overcome my fear of public speaking?
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Back in 2015, I attended IEPTO1 by SQLSkills. It was there that I met Tim Radney. I remember asking him for advice on the best way to get out there in the community, etc. He said, “start a blog, then start speaking at user groups and SQL Saturdays…”
I remember flying back home from the training event, immediately registering this blog URL, and posting my very first blog.
Fast forward a couple years…now I have over 120+ blogs posted. I just started speaking at SQL Saturdays this year. My first time speaking was at SQL Saturday Orange County, then Albuquerque, Dallas, and finally…
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This past weekend I was honored to speak at SQL Saturday Dallas.
I had the chance to meet some awesome #SQLFamily, a few of them I have interviewed for my blog. Mindy Curnutt (organizer), Tim Mitchell, and Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman.
I initially picked Dallas because my cousin lives there and thought it would be a great reason drag him along with me to attend his very first SQL Saturday event. Continue reading “A Rickshaw and SQL Saturday Dallas 2018”
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One of my goals for 2018 was to finally take the leap and jump into the world of public speaking.
So I went to the PASS website, navigated (myPASS –> mySQLSaturday) to the “Session Submission” section and scrolled through all the cities holding a SQLSaturday event. Continue reading “How I Got High at SQLSaturday Orange County 2018”
One of my goals for 2018 is to get my MCSE for SQL Server 2016. Prior to March 31, 2017, the exact certification name was called MCSE: Data Platform. Microsoft has since changed things up and now call it, MCSE: Data Management and Analytics.
The process of attaining the MCSE certificate is straight-forward: Continue reading “Goals for 2018”
I attended my very FIRST SQLSaturday event in DC an absolutely loved it. I attended workshops by MCM and MVP Brent Ozar (b | t), MS Senior PFE Ayman El-Ghazali (b | t), MS PFE Patrick Keisler (b | t) and MCM Wayne Sheffield (b | t). If you want to see the session schedule with all Powerpoint presentations, go here.
For anyone who has not been to a SQL Saturday event, it goes something like this… Continue reading “My Very First SQL Saturday Event – SQLSatDC”