Sunday, January 10, 2010

New year's resolutions

I've seen this on other blogs and I believe it can help.
Here are my objectives for 2010:

1)MCTS certifications:
MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Database Development - I believe I can take this in February
MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance - sometimes before May 1st
MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance - I am not sure about completion date for this one as it seems the most difficult one for me at this moment. I will jut put sometimes in 2010.

2)I want to become more involved in the online Sql Server community. This means blogging (at least once a week), helping people on sql forums (SqlServer Central, SqlTeam, PASS, MSDN, Romanian Sql Server User group (
- Present a topic at a conference - seems very interested in having someone to present stuff on Sql Server. Things look promising and I will start working for a presentation and send it to codecamp. I also want to contact our ro sql server group and offer my help in whatever they need.
- Publishing - start writing longer articles and send it to websites for publishing - the goal is to publish 4 articles in 2010;
- Know at least 5 new people

3)Get back in touch with the academic community - I had some initial discussion with my DB college teacher. There might be an opportunity for me to teach some Oracle classes to students. So, the goals are:
- Teach Oracle class;
- start working again with Oracle.

4)Learn a client-side language - I will probably focus on .NET technology and work mainly with web technologies like ASP.NET . The measurable goal here is to develop one website. The design part (HTML, CSS, Javascript) will be done by my brother.

5)Getting familiarized with Windows Server 2008 R2 & Sharepoint 2010.

Seems a little busy, considering that I already am full-time employed :)
Also I don't want to neglect my "hobbies": stock market and the Internet in general (SEO, SEM, blogging)

Personal side

Well, this year I am getting married on May 1st. Lot of preparation to do. After that we will want to stop paying rent and buy an apartment/house. My future wife wants us to have kids very fast, but that's something still to be discussed for this year :)

Another topic is my brother. I want him to be able to switch from the stuff that he learned in college (biochemistry - he has a very hard time in finding a job) to IT. I believe he is already on a good track but there is still much to do.

1 comment:

  1. good plan. Let's see you put it all into practice. I know that at least the marriage part will be completed soon ;)