Oct 10, 2018: Becoming a Master by Giving It All Away

1515 SW 5th Ave. Suite 900, Portland, OR
6:00PM – 6:30PM social | 6:30PM – 8:30PM meeting

Michael Wall
Becoming a Master by Giving It All Away

It has been said that “novices absorb knowledge like a sponge, intermediates hoard it for themselves, and masters just simply give it away.”
The community spirit of PASS is for like-minded professionals to interact and share knowledge. But how do you do this in your own workplace? What happens when Bob takes off with one day of notice? How do you manage when Jane unfortunately has to spend a month in the hospital?
The only way to truly become a master at your craft is to share your precious knowledge with your peers and workmates. We will discuss past and new trends in learning and knowledge transfer, the reasons why you should (and shouldn’t) pass on knowledge, and methods for making this happen in your workplace and in your life.
Be prepared for an interactive and lively discussion and to walk away with some new concepts that are going to make you think about how you too can become a Master!

Michael Wall Michael Wall has been a Database Administrator since he was asked if he wanted to be one after successfully managing the Y2K upgrade project on over fifty UNIX servers. Immediately thrust into a major Oracle upgrade project, he has since then managed multiple challenges and now is the sole DBA for a global food processing company responsible for both SQL Server and Ingres databases.
He made it to PASS Summit for the first time last year and will be presenting at PASS this year for the first time!
He is currently very active in his SQL Server community (PACNW) both as a presenter and assisting with multiple SQL Saturdays. He is busy trying to learn Power BI as fast as possible so he can make a report on how busy he is…


Jeff Grow, Principle, ServerLogic
Career Enhancements from a Recruiter’s Perspective

Jeff will offer a recruiter’s perspective on career enhancement specifically as it relates to folks within the SQL discipline. Things he will cover include interviewing trends including the rise of screening criteria/code testing, compensation trends, effective resume writing, where employers look for candidates, and complementary job skills/technologies that we often see paired w/ SQL experience. ServerLogic will also offer free resume writing help for any attendees that would like it.

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Refreshments graciously provided by ServerLogic.

We wish to acknowledge the OSHU Information Technology Group for supporting Oregon SQL by generously providing the meeting venue.


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