It’s my pleasure to report that Andy Warren has asked me to participate in the SQL Saturday Advisory Council. I’m really excited by the fantastic learning opportunities presented by the SQL Saturday system of events that Andy and company have established. They’ve taken great pains to set up a system of high-quality events that are free or very low cost to attendees. In addition, they’re leading SQL Saturday altruistically and transparently, as indicated by their blog. I’ve spoken at the Atlanta SQL Saturday and hope to speak at more in the future. In fact, the leadership of my local SQL Server user group where I’m active are trying to get one started ourselves. If you haven’t already taken a look at SQL Saturdays, you really should take a look, as either an attendee or as a speaker. I’m honored to be invited to participate with this team of servant-leaders and hope to actively contribute to the growth of the SQL Server community at a grassroots level.