The Art of SQL Server Database Administration, Development, and Career Skills for the Technically Minded
I’ve been spending the last couple days refining my presentation for SQL Saturday #265 in Portland. I’m really excited to return to PDX as it’s where being a DBA started for me. That, and if I make a huge fool of myself only a couple people here in the Denver area will know about it. I’ve also submitted a couple topics to SQL Saturday #271 down in Albuquerque. We’ll see how that turns out.
I really enjoyed training and presenting while I was involved in law enforcement so we’ll see if the experience I picked up along the way will translate. I DO know from past experience that not all the jokes are a guaranteed hit outside of those circles. Cops can have a pretty warped sense of humor.
Anyway, to celebrate my return to PDX and my first SQL Saturday as a presenter I’m bringing along a few members of my newly formed SQL Judo Army. Everyone, and I mean everyone, in my family are Lego fiends. With a little help from eBay – me and the kids were able to equip and assemble a fully staffed, ready for conflict, database protection squad.
Want one of these little guys to go home with you? Come to SQL Saturday #265 – you just may get that chance. You’ll notice each figure is doing what every DBA should. Protecting the database.
Trivia for the day: The kids informed me that the white Lego ninja I’ve been using as my avatar is Zane, a robot ninja, from Ninjago. I just picked him because I liked his steely eyed mad dog stare.