SQL Saturday 318 Orlando 2014

SQL Saturday 318 Orlando 2014,
#sqlsatorlando, Thank You’s and PASS Summit 2014

SQL Saturday 318 Orlando 2014

SQL Saturday #318 Orlando 2014

So again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a bolg. Right off the bat I need to tell you this is a non-technical post. I wanted to let everyone know that I will be presenting a session on SSRS at SQL Saturday 318 Orlando 2014 in a couple weeks, September 27th. This will be another great learning opportunity for all of us, so If you can make it out, be sure to register ASAP.

Next, I’d like to call out a couple of guys who have had a huge impact on my career and personal development over the last couple of years. I’ve been fortunate enough to work for both of them and have learned more from them and through them than I could have ever imagined.

First is Jose Chinchilla. (SQLJoe.com & AgileBay.com) I finished 2013 and started 2014 working for Jose in a consulting role. Jose is the owner of Agile Bay and runs the Tampa SQL BI Users group. (http://tampabaybi.sqlpass.org/) A couple weeks ago Jose presented me with an opportunity to go to this year’s PASS Summit in Seattle in November! I couldn’t be more excited to say I’ll be attending my first Summit! I can’t wait for this event, and am sincerely grateful to Jose for making this trip possible.

Next, but in no way to a lesser extent, I’d like to thank Miguel Cebollero (SQLMiguel.com) First for letting me take 3 days off to attend the Summit, and also for his ongoing encouragement. Miguel has been more than a great guy to work for. Beyond his top notch technical guidance, I like to say that he keeps me honest. He stays connected, not just with me but his entire team, consistently motivating us beyond our 9-5 jobs.

Both Miguel and Jose exemplify what I have found in the SQL Server community at large. A genuinely fun and supportive group that is always willing to help fellow professionals. So I’d like to also thank all of you, who have read my blog and attended my speaking engagements. I learn more writing and presenting than any of the folks who are listening.

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