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Realizations From the Wait List

Wait ListI’ve been volunteering with my local user group for awhile, and have been preaching community on this blog. One of the best ways to get involved, and learn for that matter, is to participate in SQL Saturdays.

On The Wait List

Recently we decided to host a second SQL Saturday Event later this year. It will focus on Business Intelligence and will be smaller with about 200 people.

Anyway, even though I’m a member of the planning comittee, I’m still supposed to sign up as an attendee. And I tried to…. but it was completely full in less than 12 hours. I was shocked, it’s not like Bruce Springsteen is hosting this thing.

I kid you not, I’m on the wait list for my own SQL Saturday.

What did I realize?

  • The SQL Community rocks. Where else can you get free high-quality training?
  • The quick “sell-out” is validation that our first SQL Saturday was awesome. Obviously I am geeked about further opportunites to volunteer.
  • People around me are growing and striving to become better to compete in the current economy.
  • I’m incredibly fortunate to belong to a excellent user group. Join yours today and if it’s not excellent get involved and help it grow.
  • This whole thing is especially ironic since I was “the bouncer” in charge of the front registration for SQL Saturday Dallas.

    I guess this time I’ll have to try the line, “Excuse me Mr. Bouncer, I’m with the DJ.”

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