I’ve been developing software of some sort for a long time. Started with html pages when I was still an accountant, posting pictures on the internet so my parents and inlaws could see more of my son right after he was born. I soon realized that I enjoyed that more than doing bank reconciliations, so I moved into help desk and fast forward to my job as a manager of development.
Over the years, I’ve gone to Tech and BI conferences, but I was really more of an observer at those because they just seemed so big and I was trying to collect as much swag as possible 😉
Over the last year or so, I’ve been more active online again in the SQL community and decided it’s time to put myself out there and start doing more. I’m going to a local SQL group meeting tomorrow night in Iselin NJ, and to a SQL event in Boston on Saturday. The significance of Saturday is twofold. It’s a BI SQLSaturday event, and it’s in my favorite city on the planet. (I’m a huge Boston Red Sox fan even though I was born and raised in NY). So I’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone – do some networking with the #SQLFamily as well as replacing my old worn out Boston Red Sox hat.
So I’m packing up my business cards, some clothes to change into (driving clothes are not wearable to conferences), and drinking about 5 gallons of coffee before I drive up at 4am from NJ to Boston for the event. Got some good advice from some really great people, and I hope to see people there!!!