Things have been too quiet here on the blog, but there’s a reason (a few actually). This year has been nuts for me, but it’s all good stuff! We just moved, and moving a family is not fun. It was a long process from selling the old house to searching and finding a new one. Like I said, the moving part is not fun but we couldn’t be happier now that we’re mostly settled in. Unlike the old house, this neighborhood actually has a community and the house is right across the street from 1 of 4 neighborhood parks. Now I can finally work on getting my oldest daughter’s training wheels off without getting run over by cars!
It’s also been a busy SQL community year for me. I’m the President of the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter, serve on the board of directors for the North Texas SQL Server User Group, serve as a PASS Regional Mentor, and serve on the PASS 2013 Nomination Committee. It’s a ton of work, but it’s rewarding to help others and I love every second of it! Of course I have a day job that keeps me hopping as well.
One of the most exciting things to happen is all the speaking engagements I have been fortunate enough to do. This is where a lot of my blogging time has gone…into creating new presentations. There is nothing more fun and exciting than teaching someone something new or explaining things so they truly get it. I was chosen to be a Technical Lead on SQLCruise this year (Tim Ford must have lost his mind). It was an amazing experience to be able to dive deep with attendees after hours. I am truly humbled to speak at these events among absolute SQL rock stars. So where will I be? Here we go…
- 24 Hours of PASS (last night)
- SQLSaturday Baton Rouge (this weekend). I have 2 sessions!
- SQLSaturday Oklahoma City
- SQLSaturday Denver
- IT/Dev Connections I have 2 sessions
- PASS Summit 2013 I have 2 regular sessiona and 1 Lightening Talk
- SQLSaturday Dallas
- The call for speakers is still open, but my fingers are crossed (no favortism)
If you’re going to be at any of these events, I hope you’ll come see me! Expect the blog to start back up soon. I’ve been writing posts, they are just in draft until I can put the finishing touches on them.