December 30, 2008 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

Was tagged by Brent Ozar on twitter so it seamed like as good a reason as any to revive this poor old blog.  Note to self:  move ‘update blog’  closer to top of next action list!

Professional goals for 2009:

SQL related goals:
Learn (and use) more mdx.
Learn more about query execution plans and practice using them to optimize queries.
Become certified MCITP in sql 2008 business intelligence.
Deliver a 2 hour sql presentation for a .net or sql user group in dfw area.
Learn enough to use mySQL on a non-trivial production project.

Non-SQL related goals:
Learn more about Sharepoint and PerformancePoint and use one of them on a job.
Get comfortable enough with to put together a decent site with minimal stress.
Improve the focus, content and frequency of blog posts to

Training related goals:
Attend at least 2 barcamps and geek out in as many non-sql, non-microsoft sessions as possible.
Attend a Stephen Few seminar (data visualization).
Attend a Kimball data warehouse seminar.
Go to a sql saturday.
Go to as many sql and .net user group meetings as I can.

Home – family related goals:
Help my kids build the coolest back yard playhouse/fort EVER.
Take my wife for a get away weekend to Vegas.
Take the family to Disney World.

@cjewel (Caroline Jewel) – sql gal and author in my birthplace Santa Rosa CA.

@dsainsights (Tony Rose) – makes data visualization cool.

@davidmohara (David O’Hara) – not strictly a sql guy, but the smartest dev I know.


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