It is Thanksgiving Day today. Here at the Ramsey household it is a day of reflection of what we are thankful for. My wife’s grandmother started a tradition where we each go around the table and say what we are thankful for.
Today I had the chance to see the Ohio state government in action. I sat in the gallery for the Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee for 2nd Hearing, All Testimony Political Parties for S.B. 193. This bill originally started in the Ohio Senate moved rather quickly with a vote of 22 for and 11 against on October 8th 2013. The purpose behind the bill is resolve a conflict in the current Revised Code that has been held unconstitutional by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
At the Detroit SQL Saturday last week I was going to attempt something new. I had handed index cards and asked everyone to write an example of what they would like to see PowerShell do. Bellow is an example of one of the index cards that I had collected. The the idea was good in theory. However, I will be pulling it from my next presentation.
This weekend marked my third SQLSaturday that I was a presenter. I wanted to take some time and reflect on my journey to this point.
Last year was a year of transformation for me. I decided to get more involved and got hooked on the feeling. It started innocently enough, I volunteered to help with SQL Saturday in Columbus. It didn’t take much at all. I checked the checkbox when I registered that I wanted to be a volunteer. One thing lead to another until it was Saturday morning and I ended up helping at the registration desk for the event. It didn’t seem like a big step at the time. However, by the end of the year I would realize that change begins with these smallest steps.
I am a self described introvert. Anyone who knows me would use the word shy to describe me.
It was a day of first on Saturday. It was the first time I presented at a SQL Saturday ( http://sqlsaturday.com/ ) and it was the first time the Pittsburgh User Group ( http://pitssug.sqlpass.org/Home.aspx ) organized a SQL Saturday ( http://sqlsaturday.com/171/eventhome.aspx ). It was an amazing event for their fist time and I took many notes for things that we need to do when the Ohio North User Group ( http://www.ohionorthsqlserverug.org/ ) does a SQL Saturday again.