T-SQL Tuesday Participation Over the Years

I have personally participated in quite a large number of these TSQL Tuesday events – despite not being every single one. This is a roundup of my personal participation across the years.

T-SQL Tuesday 109: Influence Somebody Recap

Small tokens of gratitude and small actions help to build this wonderful SQL Community that gives and gives and gives. Humility leads us to seek out ways to give more and become better as individuals. Give and you will receive!

To Influence or Be Influenced?

Getting feedback from others is that little check that is needed to help progress and move in the right direction. When allowing time and opportunity for feedback from others, you are doing yourself a service as well as them.

T-SQL Tuesday 109: Influence Somebody Invite

Building on the work of these three fine individuals, here comes the difficult task. You have been the benefactor of some awesome help from somebody else. You even wrote about it and in a way, told that person how they impacted you, your career, or both. You have set goals for yourself to become a better you after some personal reflection, meditation, introspection. Then you have given back to the community in some way.

I am not asking you to be braggy, just aware and cognizant. What have you done to impact somebody else in the last 13 months?

My Book Contributions

One of the really super cool things about the SQL community is the frequent opportunity one could have to get involved.

One of my favorite methods of getting involved is the varied ways to participate on a book project.

Data Professionals at Work Book

Not only will you encounter some interesting stories, but I believe you will also encounter some interesting insight into some of the contributors for this book: Data Professionals at Work.

How to be an MVP Book

When it comes to characteristics of an MVP, the two groups (geek and jock) are no longer at the opposite ends of the spectrum. Rather, they are very similar in nature which makes this such a great tool to help relate to many teams of different types. Business leaders, youth leaders, coaches, and the it crowd can all benefit from reading this book.

T-SQL Tuesday #108: New Horizons Beyond SQL Server

There comes a point in one’s career when a change is requisite. Big or small there always seems to be a tipping point that mandates some sort of change. Maybe the change is an entirely new career field. Maybe the change is adapting to the ever improving features of a specific software or product. Maybe, that change means learning a tangential technology.

T-SQL Tuesday #104: Just Can’t Cut That Cord

We all have our favorite scripts, tools or utilities. Those are the things that help make our jobs easier. In this article, I share with you a poor mans audit solution to help catch unwanted permissions changes.

Summiting that Technical Challenge Part II

Migrating a wordpress blog comes with its various set of challeneges. This installment covers magically changing percent symbols during that migration.