What SQL Server Pros Can Get By Giving

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Published on December 9, 2013

Author: SQLDBApros

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SQL Server folks are by nature a generous bunch: We share our knowledge reflexively, documenting the tips and strategies that help out our fellow pros in webinars, blogs and at both global and local events. If you have ever found the solution to a vexing problem by watching a SQL Server guru’s detailed breakdown of a database fragmentation challenge, then you’ve been a been a beneficiary of our community’s giving spirit. From SQL Saturdays to Give Camp, chances are there is somebody out there who needs your knowledge. The holidays are a great time to reflect on how we can share it—and be amazed at what we get back when we do.

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Give and Receive As the holidays approach, remember what SQL Server professionals can get by giving. SQL Server folks are by nature a generous bunch: we share our knowledge reflexively to help out our fellow pros locally and globally. If you have ever found a solution to a vexing problem by watching a SQL Server guru’s breakdown of a database fragmentation then you are a beneficiary of our communities giving spirit. 2 SQLDBApros

Give Camps • We don’t reserve that generosity just for fellow techies – as evidenced by Give Camps across the nation. • Give Camp brings together technology pros for intensive weekend sessions that provide solutions for under-resources charities and non-profits. • Wish lists are submitted & reviewed and then everyone gets together for a weekend, rolls up their sleeves, and builds finished solutions by the event’s conclusion. 3 SQLDBApros

Give Camps If you haven't participated in a Give Camp there are three reasons to do it: 1. You’ll help people. 2. You’ll get to learn and improve in a uniquely and intensely cooperative environment that you might not experience otherwise. 3. It’s exhilarating. This is what drew Colorado-based SQL Server developer, Gabe Villa, to become an organizer of Give Camp for the past 3 years. The most recent saw 20 volunteers serve 5 charities that wouldn’t have otherwise found infrastructure, budget, or talent to meet their needs. 4 SQLDBApros

“There’s a lot of emotion, we started on Friday night with no solutions, worked the entire weekend, and were able to demo the solutions by lunchtime Sunday.” – Gabe Villa 5 Global Marketing

One team put together a donor management solution for a community theater in Northern Colorado. 6 Confidential 12/16/2013 SQLDBApros

Another executed a database system of valuation forms for a charity that mentors middle schoolaged girls. 7 Confidential 12/16/2013 SQLDBApros

SQL Server DBAs and developers alike got the tremendous rush of seeing how their time and talent can make a difference. Global Marketing

They also get the learning and skills boost equivalent to a miniconference, as well as a way to work fluidly and creatively. SQLDBApros

“There are no bosses, no management – teams come together organically to solve problems.” – Villa SQLDBApros

Give Back From SQL Saturdays to Give Camps, chances are there is somebody out there who needs your knowledge. This holiday season is a great time to reflect on how to share it – and be amazed at what we get back when we do. 11 SQLDBApros

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