Learn SQL Server 2008, particularly Policy Based Management, Resource Governor, and Service Broker.
Still not much progress here. It’s really a matter of getting myself moving.
Write 1 article per quarter for SQLServerCentral
Doing okay here as I have had 2 published and some others in my queue, not SSC’s, but I think this one will get done no problem
Record and Submit 1 video per quarter to JumpStartTV.
Behind on this one as I have only done 1 this year, but I do have some ideas on ones to get in. I can definitely make it.
One Blog Post per week
I was doing really well on this on until the last month. I took a vacation where I did nothing technical and didn’t even have internet access and since I have been out of sorts and not interested in writing. It looks like I do have the quantity, but not the regularity. This is still a work in progress, but I definitely think I’ll get 52 posts in 2009.
Become more involved in leadership in my local user group (OPASS)
This one is slow going, but I have become involved in pursuing speakers and need to get more involved in finding sponsors and encouraging others to be involved. I have also been involved in some of the early planning for the next SQLSaturday – Orlando, which is technically a user group event. I know Andy Warren would be happy to see me do more.
Speak at 2 community events
I have actually met this goal already. I did my Introduction to Profiler session at the Tampa SQL Server User Group in June and also at SQLSaturday – Pensacola. I am also scheduled to speak at the Space Coast User Group in September on the Default Trace. I will probably submit my Default Trace session to SQLSaturday – Orlando as well. I did submit 2 sesssions for the PASS Summit that, unfortunately were not selected, but it was the first step.
Attend the PASS Summit
Believe it or not I am still waiting to get permission from my boss to go. I have permission from my wife to go, so now I just need to get permission from work. I’m pretty sure this one will happen and if it doesn’t it won’t be because I didn’t try.
Overall I am doing okay, but I need to use my time better to meet them all. It’s my nature to do the easy ones, speaking, going to pass, and blogging and procrastinate on the harder ones. I guess that should be a goal for next year.