Now that my journey with Toastmasters has come to a close (for now), I’ve now found some time to reflect on the incredible five years I’ve spent within this organization. Let me share an excerpt from my farewell speech to my club, where I highlighted the list of accomplishments:
The ‘fine-dining restaurant’ is a commonly used metaphor to describe Data Warehouse architecture. A core duty of a Data Warehouse Developer or Data Engineer is to extract raw data from a variety source systems, and transform it in a way that’s usable and consumable for the end-user. This is analogous to a chef who will hand-pick only the freshest raw ingredients, transforming them into an array of dishes that will be served to their patrons.
The list of personal projects on my to-do list is much like my list of TV shows to watch… seemingly endless, growing constantly, and generally gets paid little attention when work and life get in the way.
Well, it’s been a record gap between posts. Clearly I haven’t been posting at the cadence I was hoping to achieve, but it seems to be the norm amongst aspiring blog writers with that initial spark of motivation… life starts to get in the way, days turn to weeks, which turn to months, and not a blog post in sight; I get that now.
As I mentioned on a recent LinkedIn Post, what a whirlwind of a weekend so far!
Wow, talk about a quick turnaround! I’ve been off and on a bit trying to build a bit of a profile for myself, consisting of a certain blog that you’re reading, but also linking in my LinkedIn profile (geddit?), Facebook, YouTube, GitHub, Twitter etc.
Hey folks, exciting news hot off the press! We’ll have a proper domain for this blog site very soon! Lets call it the start of many great things to come….
Looks like we have our very first shiny and new blog post! Here’s to many more to come!