April MVP – Chris Yates

Microsoft_MVP_logoThe April MVP nomination is Chris Yates (B|T).

Chris is one of those individuals that always have a positive outlook on life which infectious.  He hails from Louisville, Kentucky and over the past year I’ve had the pleasure of really  getting to know him.   Chris has a serious passion about the SQL community and if you spend 5 minutes with you’ll be hooked as well.

Chris is involved in many different ways within the SQL community. He’s a presenter, a mentor, blogger and a published author just to name a few things.  In addition to all of this he has recently just stepped up to help me lead the Louisville SQL Server user group which just adds to his vast resume of activities within the SQL Family

Chris is very much into, not only the technical side of things, but also providing leadership and mentorship to the SQL Family.  His blog posts around the subject matter are very insight full and motivational.

Additional Highlights:

  • Chris has been a Friend of Red Gate for 3 years running
  • Contributor for SQL Server Central blog
  • His articles are syndicated on SQL Server Pedia (Toad World)
  • Forum moderator at SQL Brit
  • Marketing Director for the HA/DR virtual chapter
  • Co-author of the DBA Jump Start Free e-book
  • Helps organize/execute the Louisville SQL Saturday events
  • Written case studies for Red Gate
  • PASS Summit Live Blogger

Chris is well deserving of this nomination simply due to his passion on sharing his knowledge and leadership with the community.  I know that he will continue to bring the passion in everything he touches.  The MVP program would do well by adding him to the roster.

Nominate Someone

As I have done previously, I challenge you to nominate someone in your circle that is worthy.  Even if it isn’t for the MVP award, nominate them for something, anything.  Even if you just simply email them telling them Thank You, I assure you it’ll make a difference to them.

If you do want to nominate someone for the Microsoft MVP award, you will need to know their email address and can submit the nomination here.

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