Thank you Wayne Sheffield (B | T) for hosting this month’s T-SQL Tuesday party. For those of you that do not know T-SQL Tuesday was started by Adam Machanic (B | T) in 2009. If you feel like hosting 1 of these monthly events drop Adam a line. This month’s topic is Giving Back.
Back in October I was recognized by Microsoft for my community contributions with being awarded the SQL Server MVP. This is an honor and a privilege to receive this. Given I am a relatively newbie as an MVP compared to some of the MVP’s who have been apart of the program for a very long time. I have a lot to live up to and hopefully with continuing to do what I was doing in the community and expand on that I can continue to represent the MVP community well.
So how does me receiving the MVP award fit in with this months T-SQL Tuesday party? funnily enough I have only last month gone down the track of organizing SQL Saturday in Brisbane. SQLSaturday 382 is the return of SQL Saturday after a 12 month gap. I have taken over from a colleague who did an outstanding job running the event the 2 previous times here in Brisbane. We are trying a couple of new things this year that have not been done before in Brisbane but have been done in other events around the globe so hopefully this event in 2015 will be a success.
In addition to organizing and presenting at this event, I am looking at presenting at SQLSaturday Melbourne in February and again in Sydney later in the year if it is announced. I will head back across to New Zealand for SQLSaturday if they have me back for the second year. So with that hopefully I will be apart of 4 SQLSaturday events in Australia and New Zealand for the year. Hopefully I might be able to find some time to throw my hat in the ring for 24Hrs of Pass or assist with Pass in some capacity.
Aside from the SQLSaturday events I will continue my support of the local User Groups here in Australia sharing the knowledge and news to the local SQL Server Communities.
Hopefully I can find some time to keep a steady stream of Blog posts for you all to enjoy and continue my support of this party. I have now participated in 6 for this year so hopefully I can keep this trend going and increase to all 12 parties next year.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the T-SQL Tuesday Party hosts for the year, not just those that I have attended but without them we would not be writing about this topic now and giving back to the SQL Community. A big thanks as always goes out to Adam Machanic for Getting this Party Started.