My friend Malathi (Mala) Mahadevan has chaired the Louisville PASS Chapter for the past couple years, and will be heading up their second SQLSaturday in January 2011. She’s started a blog at http://beyondrelational.com/blogs/diligentdba/default.aspx that I wanted to share. Getting started and finding your voice takes time, hope you’ll follow along and post a comment or two to encourage her to keep going.
I was corresponding with Mala about some SQLSaturday items and she mentioned that they are starting a Toastmasters group as part of an effort to both network and to grow speakers. I’m really looking forward to hearing more about that, I’ve long been interested but just couldn’t find time to dig into it, and I think it could be a huge win for PASS if we can add that to the Chapter pattern. That’s great stuff to blog about!