For the past 2 years I have been on a crusade of giving back to the community. For so many years I’ve consumed blogs, watched webinars and attended SQL Saturdays to learn things. I’m now at that stage in my career I want to give back.
Not because I’m the best in the field – that was what was holding me back – because I felt I had nothing to offer. I was so wrong.
I realised that I had the potential to talk about a topic that I’ve researched for weeks, months and years and that in the audience might be one person who didn’t know what I now know.
So in 2016 I submitted for every SQL Saturday in Australasia that I was available for and was lucky enough to speak at the PASS Summit in October 2016 – “Overcoming a Culture of FearOps by Adopting DevOps“.
Whilst speaking on tempDB at SQL Saturday Brisbane I met someone who was totally committed to community education – Nagaraj Venkatesan (t / b) and over the past 6 months we talk regularly via social media.
Nagaraj has setup a channel on YouTube and I was very honoured when he asked me if I would be one of his first interviews on it. The video below is 30 minutes long and after watching it a few times I realise that when I’m excited about a topic – you can definitely tell I’m excited about a topic….