I like this topic because I think about it all the time. I have learned so much from others and I am trying each year to ensure that I give back by speaking at SQL Saturday’s across the country. No one pays for my trips (most of the time) but it is the least I can do for those that have helped me in my career.
Giving back is so much more than just speaking or giving a gift, it is about helping someone replace you in the Community. Mentoring, speaking, teaching and leading. I lead my SQL Server User Group locally with another awesome guy and I speak at local events thanks to another great guy. In our town we have Utah Geek Events run by Pat Wright who keeps us full of opportunities to give back. I just cannot get enough.
So this year will be full of speaking, leading the group and attending the other User Group locally
to ensure that I am available. Not for love given to me but to ensure that if I have experience that someone needs, that I am there to share with no strings, no ego and no agenda. That is how I will give back this year.
I hope to blog more and get more articles written and to support just a little bit more than last year so that people looking to learn will have yet another place to go to get some help. Thanks to all those that have helped me along the way, most of you know who you are and the list would be way too long to list here and I would for sure leave someone out and I would never do that to my #SQLFamily.
Happy Holidays and see you around.