May was another great month! The article about SQL Server Stretch Database was awarded gold medal in the TechNet guru awards!
The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU!Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from all corners of TechNet.
The first Meetup
The first meetup was held on Tuesday 31st at 18hr30.
- Chervine Bhiwoo (he will talk about the power of community, around 20 mins)
- Sean Mangar (he will talk on a PHP topic around 20-30mins)
Nads, kicked off the session by introducing the UG and it's objectives. I find it great that the founders are very open to all technologies and are even keen to learn about technologies such as PHP & Azure.
I'm sure it's just the begining of an awesome collaboration :)
I was invited to talk about my experience engaging with the community over the past years at the PHP Mauritius UG Meetup last month. This blog post is a summary of what I talked about.
I kicked off the presentations by talking about how the community is helping us daily and why we should give back to the community.
Whether you are using open source software or you are finding solutions to your problems on forums, behind all these tools, there are people and communities working. These communities are making a huge impact in the world and we often just take it for granted! Can you imagine surviving a day at work without using any open source tools or without going to a forum?