Every year Redgate has a competition to find the most
exceptional DBA of the year. This year too they are conducting. One of the
prize for the winner is a fully paid Sql pass summit. The best thing about this
is that it is the community that votes for the winner.
This year there are five great DBA's who are on finals. One
of them is Jeff Moden (MVP). He is one of the best guys I have met, both personally
and professionally. Jeff gave a great presentation using Netmeeting for our SQL
Server User group last year.
And last year at the summit, I had the pleasure to meet him
in person at the summit. He was there giving presentation and I was there to
attend. We used to go for other presentations together. We also talked shop
while having Beer Samplers. I had a great time because I was able to hang
around with a smart and funny guy like him. I was hoping that when I go for the
summit this year I would be able to meet him again. This year he was not sure
if he would come for the summit. There are quite a few personal reasons why he
was not sure if he could make it or not. But if he wins this competition he
will be attending the Summit
for sure. And that is what I want.
Let me be honest, I want him to win. Not just because
he is my friend and someone I look up on with respect but because he totally
deserves it. He was doing a wonderful job at work that his colleagues decided
to nominate him for this competition. He has given so much to the community
through his articles and his help on forums that this is the least we can do to
show our appreciation to him. So please vote for him here.