Community Involvement

The SQL Server Community has enriched my career through leadership, tons of learning, speaking engagements and job opportunities.

Here are some of the ways that I have contributed back to the SQL Server community:

I rebooted the Omaha SQL Server User Group in 2007.  I successfully ran the group for 7 years, building up a distribution list of 800+ members.

I help run the Louisville SQL Server and Power BI user group since May 2016.

I answer SQL Server related questions on  I am in the top 15 of individuals who answer questions there.

I blog here on my personal site.  My blog is syndicated on SQL Server Central and on Denny Cherry & Associates.  I also publish articles on C# Corner which gets thousands of views on a monthly basis.

I tweet about SQL, DevOps, and best practices.

I am a member of Speaking Mentors, which is a group of individuals around the world that volunteer their time to mentor new and upcoming speakers.

I give Microsoft feed back on SQL Server when I find things

I was a Regional Mentor for SQL PASS from 2014-2015 helping local SQL Server user groups get started.  I also help established groups with continued growth.

I help mentor individuals in their DBA career as well as upcoming speakers.  Two of which have become Microsoft MVP’s.

I produce videos to around Microsoft SQL Server content.

In October 2017, I became a Microsoft Data Platform MVP.

I help software vendors make better SQL Server related Software:

I help to write books:

I help to organize and deliver SQL Saturday’s:

I speak at conferences:

I present to user groups and virtual chapters:

I give webinars & online chats:

I speak at SQL Saturday’s around the nation:

I give presentations internally at my employer(s) as well as other organizations:

  • February 22, 2017 – TEK Systems (Louisville) – Recruiting Data Professionals: SQL Server Focus
  • July 15, 2016 – Farm Credit Mid-America – SQL Server: In A Nutshell
  • September 26, 2014 – Xtivia Training Day – Real World SQL Server Solutions (all day training)
  • October 14, 2014 – Farm Credit Services of America – Entity Framework & the DBA: A Journey into the Abyss

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