Achievement Unlocked!

3 years ago in October 2011, I was attending my first PASS Summit in Seattle, Washington. It was a fantastic experience and I knew that I was hooked on the #sqlfamily.

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One day..you just wait and see.

Shortly after the Summit, I put out a blog post about a goal that I  wanted to shoot for.  Call it an early New Years Resolution if you will. The goal was simple.  When checking in at the event, I would check in either as a Speaker, Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), or a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).  I was fairly certain that I wouldn’t be in the MCM/MVP camp, but being a speaker was definitely something that I could control.  I wasn’t sure when that would happen, but I  knew that one day, I’d be in that line.

PASS Summit 2014

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Achievement Unlocked!!

Fast forward 3 years to November 2014.  I’m very happy to say that I’ve achieved that goal.  Yesterday morning, I was able to check in for my 4th SQL PASS Summit as a Speaker.

My great friend Chris Shaw (b|t) and I were able to deliver a full day pre-con session, Real World End to End Performance Solutions to about 43 attendees.  We had great interaction from the audience and I think that the session went really well.

It has be an absolute epic journey getting here and I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ll be setting some other goals and will be blogging about it in the near future.

If you are attending the PASS Summit and get hooked like I did, do not be afraid to set  goals and strive towards them.  You never know, maybe we’ll see you in the Speaker line next year!

Enjoy the Summit!

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