It’s been a while since I decided to give back to the SQL Server community and start speaking at community events. I started on a journey as a speaker that has been incredibly rewarding and even though most of the time I paid for it out of my own pocket, the knowledge and the friends that I made on this journey were worth every effort. Next week two of my dreams will come true: attending PASS Summit for the first time and presenting my session titled “Optimizing SQL Server I/O with Solid State Drives ” at PASS on Friday, November 09, 2012, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM in 302-TCC.
To put things in perspective, this year has proved to be truly amazing: Being mentored by Joe Sack blog|@josephsack from SQLskills, attending my third SQLskills Immersion Event – IE3, speaking at 6 SQLSaturday events in Madison WI, Chicago IL, Indianapolis IN, Iowa City IA, Kalamazoo MI and Minneapolis MN. On a personal note I have completed the Pewaukee triathlon and completed a Century ride (100 miles cycling) with Bicycling Club of Lake County.
I am extremely honored to be selected to speak a PASS Summit 2012, the greatest SQL Server conference of the year where I will join more 150 of the industry’s leading speakers while having the unique chance to meet over 2400 database professionals. I would like to thank the PASS Program Committee and Speaker review team for their support and for selecting my session .
I hope to see you next week at the PASS Summit and hope you can make it to my session or just come by and say hi and one of the other events.