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T-SQL Tuesday: What Does the SQL Community Mean to You?


Today is T-SQL Tuesday #36, hosted by Chris Yates (B | T).  The topic this month is ‘What Does the SQL Community Mean to You?’  I’m fortunate to live in an area with a SQL PASS chapter (MadPASS) and have attended many chapter meetings as well as several SQL Saturdays.  Over the years, I’ve met many great people and obtained a wealth of knowledge.

One of the biggest benefits I’ve gained from my involvement in the SQL community is inspiration.  When I attend a great presentation or read an impressive blog post, it inspires me to want to learn more and give back to the community.  In addition to the amazing knowledge, I have also been impressed with community members generosity and willingness to share ideas.  If I feel stuck on a problem, there is always someone in the community willing to help out.

A recent example is the free whitepaper ‘The Many-to-Many Revolution 2.0’ written by Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari.  I found this whitepaper to be very well written and organized.  By working through the examples presented in the whitepaper, I am developing a better understanding of Many-to-Many relationships in both the multidimensional and tabular models of SSAS.

As I enhance my knowledge of the Microsoft Business Intelligence tools, I share what I learn via blogging and presenting.  I set a goal to write three blog posts per month and give two technical presentations this year.   I recently implemented my first SSAS tabular cube and plan to write a few blog posts that discuss building this cube in the next week or two.  I hope that by sharing what I learned, I too can inspire others to expand their knowledge and contribute to the SQL community.

Salvo(z) SQL

Adam and Jennifer Salvo are IT professionals with over 10 years of diverse experience. Jennifer is a Business Intelligence developer focusing on the Microsoft BI stack (SSIS, SSAS and SSRS). Her prior work experience includes software development, systems analysis, end-user support, training, and SharePoint administration. Adam is a .NET technical lead with a current emphasis on Dev Ops and Windows Azure. His prior work experience includes .NET development, SQL Server administration, and BizTalk development. They also maintain a personal blog at salvoz.com.


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