I am happy to announce that I’ll be joining Idera’s Advisor & Community Educator for SQL Server program.
I’ve always appreciated Idera funding my local PASS chapter and funding SQLSaturday events. Recently the fine folks at Idera have decided to take a more active role in the community. Recently, you may have seen some new faces at SQLSaturday events helping out. Idera made a commitment to put boots on the ground at some SQLSaturday events to just help out. They weren’t there to sell software but to genuinely help out. Now they are taking it to the next level.
For me, joining the program was a simple choice. It offers me the opportunity to work with Andy Warren (@sqlandy|www.sqlandy.com) someone I’ve known for a long time and have a lot of respect for. And to work with someone new, Mitch Bottel (@SacSQLDude|www.mitchespitch.com) who is working hard to grow in the community. It also allows me to extend my ability to teach, mentor and generally reach out to new people. I’ve been funding my own travel and expenses for the last few years to speak at events like SQLSaturday. While I don’t mind footing the bill it does limit how far I can travel. Idera’s ACEs program changes all of that. It is just a great opportunity to reach out to others and grow as a teacher.
That’s right! Idera is looking for three more candidates go to http://www.idera.com/About-Us/ACE/ read up on the program and decide if you too would like to work with Idera and help grow the community!