Thursday, 13 September 2012

SQL Sat #162–What do you get out of it?

I’ve just got back from SQL Saturday #162 Cambridge and two people have asked me “What do you get out of it?

Two things struck me;

a) How difficult it was to come up with something tangible (there are plenty of intangible reasons) – I got a helper shirt. Smile

b) The phasing of the question, the expectation of ‘getting something’.


So why do I do it? Why get involved?

BECAUSE I CAN and because I enjoy it.  I enjoy the satisfaction of putting on a good event, I get a kick from knowing I was part of a team that made stuff happen.

So it’s not about what you get out of it; it’s about what you put into it that matters.


Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead? 

Go to a local User Group?  Go to a SQL Saturday ? Go to SQLBits ?

Get involved!! The intangible benefits are huge…but that’s another blog post.


MPM (@tsqltidy)