The power of a shirt

Tim Radney, 2011-09-30

I love wearing all my SQL Saturday speaker shirts.  Here lately the trend has been nice golf or running shirts which look great with a pair of slacks.  Today I work my speaker shirt from SQL Saturday #81 (Birmingham AL).  I was shopping this evening at a local supermarket when a young guy came up and asked if I work with SQL Server.  Guess my response.

He explained to me that he would like to learn more about SQL Server but was not sure how to go about it.  I of course offered up several websites, books, etc that would get him going in the right direction but my main focus for him was to get tapped into the SQL Community.  I shared with him about our local PASS user group, explained was PASS is and how to join.  I was fresh out of cards from SQL Saturday #89 in Atlanta so I had nothing to hand him but was able to get his email address.

As soon as I got home and got the groceries put away I typed out a quick email to him listing various sites to visit and my contact information.  I quickly received a notification that he joined the local PASS Chapter, a friend request for the user group site on facebook as well as a personal friend request.

How cool is it that another person is about to be influenced and changed because of the power of the SQL Community.  What an honor it is to be a part of the SQL Nation.






Related content

Database Mirroring FAQ: Can a 2008 SQL instance be used as the witness for a 2005 database mirroring setup?

Question: Can a 2008 SQL instance be used as the witness for a 2005 database mirroring setup? This question was sent to me via email. My reply follows. Can a 2008 SQL instance be used as the witness for a 2005 database mirroring setup? Databases to be mirrored are currently running on 2005 SQL instances but will be upgraded to 2008 SQL in the near future.

Robert Davis


1,567 reads

Networking – Part 4

You may want to read Part 1 , Part 2 , and Part 3 before continuing. This time around I’d like to talk about social networking. We’ll start with social networking. Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter are all good examples of using technology to let…

Andy Warren


1,530 reads

Speaking at Community Events – More Thoughts

Last week I posted Speaking at Community Events – Time to Raise the Bar?, a first cut at talking about to what degree we should require experience for speakers at events like SQLSaturday as well as when it might be appropriate to add additional focus/limitations on the presentations that are accepted. I’ve got a few more thoughts on the topic this week, and I look forward to your comments.

Andy Warren


360 reads