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Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 9:59 PM
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Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 10:33 PM


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What a great history and commentary, Sarah! It's great to hear of someone so passionate about "the job", the self investment, and the people you've "met" along the way. Well done!

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I have to agree with Sarah regarding SSC. Some amazing people (Jeff Moden for one) helped kick my learning of SQL Server in to high gear when I became active on the site in 2005 having joined earlier and been nothing but a lurker.

SQL Saturdays have been great as well. Still haven't gotten to a PASS Conference yet and looks like I won't until 2015 now. But hey, can't complain about the money I am earning out here in the desert.



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Very well put by Sarah. I've been very fortunate to have met many of my SQL heroes, either at local events, Tech-ed, PASS, or SQLBits. My first conference quite literally changed my life! I have learnt so much from so many gifted DBAs over the years. The fact that so many are so willing to share such gems of knowledge enthuses me and made me realise early on that I had made the right choice of career. I, in turn, can't help evangelising...

3 cheers to all the speakers, bloggers, and posters out there!
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Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 1:59 AM


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I wholeheartedly agree.

As well as all the "heroes", I also congratulate and thank the rest of us cannon fodder that ask those questions that may otherwise have remained unasked or make suggestions that other, more experienced, people constructively pull apart for all our benefit as well as sharing their experiences and knowledge on other items and areas that are no less valid.

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Nice write up.

And you didn't say hello? Please do next time.


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Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:22 AM


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The act of both asking and answering questions is I think a really great way of stretching ourselves and reinforcing our knowledge.

The wisdom of the masses generally means that someone has come across your particular question before.

I have yet to truly come up with an issue that someone has not already discovered and actually solved.
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Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:26 AM


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Sarah, you are wildly and completely wrong.

We are not smarter. We just have more spare time on our hands, hahaha. Trust me, if you read the sp_Blitz source code, "smarter" will be the last term you'll use to apply to me, heh. It's all brute-force code.

Next time you see us - any of us - say hi!



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Brent Ozar (7/1/2014)
...We are not smarter....


Depends on what you are referring to. Focus on SQL Server knowledge and dedication to imparting it? Then definitely smarter than most of us. Any other definition? Who knows!?!?!


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Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:58 AM
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Sarah, you almost lost me at "Java developer" , but then you pulled me back in.

Very nice article, well written, and sprinkled with a little reverence to some of the icons in the industry.

What moved me though was your initiative. We need more people like you - in any industry.

Regards,
Steve
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