Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 - The Year of Community Speaking

So, the end of 2013 is upon us and what a year it has been. The SQL Server 365 blog saw the number of site hits double from last year, which I am thrilled with. The biggest personal achievement this year was popping my speaking cherry at the Leeds SQL Server User Group, on top of that I also spoke at the inaugural Newcastle SQL Server User Group, many thanks to Chris Taylor for having me. If that wasn't enough I was also honored to have spoken at the Manchester leg of SQL Relay R2, taking my tally to 3 appearances, 2 user groups and 1 conference! I also attended my first virtual chapter, seeing as most of these are US time it works perfectly for me as they are around 18:00 or 19:00 UK time. These are definitely worth a look, some fantastic content that can be attended from anywhere, check out the PASS site for more details.

So here is SQL Server 365 in numbers.

Site Hits - 24,210
Total Posts - 81

Top 5 Posts
Don't be a Balloon - 2447 Views
SQL Server Error Logs - 1134 Views
Cost Threshold for Parallelism - 897
Script Replication with Powershell - 716
Dedicated administrator Connection - 497 Views

Top 5 Countries
United States - 10,335 Views
United Kingdom - 3528 Views
India - 860 Views
Germany - 671 Views
China - 647 Views

Top 5 Browsers
Internet Explorer - 9573 Views
Chrome - 6377 Views
Firefox - 5604 Views
Safari - 829 Views
Mobile Safari - 232 Views

Top 5 OS's
Windows - 20,626 Views
Macintosh - 1314 Views
Linux - 583 Views
iPhone - 435 Views
Android - 338 Views

In 2014 I want to get even more involved in our fantastic SQL Server community, I have a couple of ideas for some collaboration and networking, which I want to get the ball rolling with early in the new year. As for the blog I will continue to post as often as I can, I already have a backlog of about 5 posts to keep me busy.

If there is anything you would like me to to do a post on or would like to do a guest post then please get in touch and we can arrange it! ckwmcgowan@gmail.com or @ckwmcgowan.

Thank you to the entire SQL Server community worldwide for their continuing support and general awesomeness, keep it up and hears to a prosperous 2014.

Happy New Year!