Civic Hacking

2013-06-02 19.29.44

I added another T-Shirt to my collection today  This time it was for being part of Hack NEO (w, t).

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Collecting System Information with PowerShell

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.

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Lucky Number Three

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.

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A Transition from 2012 to 2013

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.

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It was a day of first

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.

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Gina Walters giving the opening remarks to start the first SQL Saturday in Pittsburgh.

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