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By Austin Zellner,
SQL Saturday, in and of itself, is a fantastic event. Where else are you going to get the opportunity to learn new skills, meet amazing people, and possibly win fantastic prizes ( individual results may vary ) all for virtually free? But to take your SQL Saturday experience to the next level: volunteer.
I had the opportunity to be a volunteer for SQL Saturday #60 in Cleveland, Ohio, and I can barely wait to sign up again next year. Personally, it was a life changing event, as I came away from the experience with a renewed sense that there are passionate professionals who are also great people, and that we are part of a community that wants to help each other succeed.
The job of a volunteer at SQL Saturday is to basically be a good intern: do the jobs that need to be done, whether it is setting up tables, hanging signs, greeting guests, laying out lunch, or any of the myriad of other tasks that need to just "happen" around and behind the scenes.
There are definitely perks to being a volunteer:
So now that I've sold you on volunteering, let me give you my advice on how to make your volunteering experience all it can be:
If you are interested in volunteering, you can indicate it on the Register page of the SQL event that you want to volunteer at through SQL Saturday's site. Hope to see you in the trenches!
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