What makes a person a DBA Hero? In this episode, I talk about how Robert Davis made a huge impact on the SQL Server community, and the traits that Robert displayed that I hope to emulate.
Our question this week comes from a database administrator who’s excited to be on a healthy career path, building their work experience, getting certified, and working with a more experienced mentor.
But they’re worried: will lacking a college degree block their career growth down the line?
At a recent conference, two speakers reminded me of something important: when you put effort into learning something or helping folks, don’t simply put your words in private emails or post-it notes on your desk. Whenever possible, blog it as well. It can help other people, and it can also help you remember it in the future!
I’m honored to be heading to the Microsoft MVP Summit. I really enjoy this conference– it’s not my first time going, so I know the ropes. I’m looking forward to seeing a bunch of old friends AND to connect to lots and lots of new people.
But even though I am familiar with the conference, I have a list of things I do to get ready and prepare. That’s because…