I personally find it beneficial to take a moment this time of year to reflect on the previous year. It gives me a chance to see where I have been and make adjustments to keep on track for the next year.
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.
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.
Gina Walters giving the opening remarks to start the first SQL Saturday in Pittsburgh.
This is a first for me and I am extremely excited. Back in August was the first time I ever gave a presentation to a group of my peers. It was a great learning experience. This month I will get a chance to do it a few more times.