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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience. Tim is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions and is a Linchpin People teammate. Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. He is a board member at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2. You can visit his website and blog at or follow him on Twitter at

Goals for 2009

I don’t do resolutions - they’re cliché, overdone, and rarely stick.  However, I’m a believer in setting goals and periodic progress points, and making goals public is proven to increase the chance of success.  I blogged a couple of months back that I was committed to sharpen my skills and increase my participation in the SQL Server community, and so far I’m doing fairly well at sticking with it.

There were a couple of items I didn’t address in my previous set of goals, so here goes:

-- Average twenty forum posts each week.  I’ve skimped on forum participation recently and need to get back in the groove here.
-- Have lunch or drinks with 12 new people.  By “new people”, I mean folks that I have either met this year, or people who I was already acquainted with but had not yet dined with.
-- Earn the MCITP certification in SQL Server Business Intelligence.

As an update, I’ve already booked one of the three speaking engagements on my November list – I’ll be presenting at SQL Saturday in Tampa in a couple of weeks.  I’m a little late on my article for SQL Server Central, but I’m ahead of schedule for my JumpstartTV videos – I’ve already submitted four of them.  I’ll continue to present progress updates.


Posted by Dugi on 11 January 2009

Enough engagement Tim for you, so I wanted to ask you will you in PASS EU in Germany! 22-24 April 2009!

Posted by Steve Jones on 12 January 2009

Post these on your wall, or set a monthly reminder in Outlook and see how you do.

Let us know how things go and I've be interested to hear how the progress is going, especially with #2.

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