My presentation goals for 2018 will be about as ambitious as they were for 2017. That means a lot of speaking for travel, though I’m also going to mix in some at-home speaking as well.
Speak at 20 SQL Saturdays and 10 User Groups
This worked pretty well for me last year, so I want to keep it up. I already have commitments for two SQL Saturdays and three user groups, so that’s looking good.
Speak in 5 Countries Across 3 Continents
Now we’re getting somewhere. I want to do some more travel this year. Last year, I did speak in 3 continents, but only three countries. This year, I want to expand it out. Note that this does not include webinars; I have to be physically in-country for it to count.
Give 8 Webinars
I only got up to 5 last year, so I want to push myself a little harder this year. If you happen to run a user group and could make use of a remote speaker, I’m happy to step up.
Create 4 Full-Length Talk Videos
Last year, I started experimenting with recording my talks at home. My first talk was Much Ado About Hadoop. From there, I recorded Applying Forensic Accounting Techniques with SQL and R. I want to do four more of those recordings this upcoming year and also get a bit better with Camtasia in the process.