Standing on the shoulders of giants
“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Those words are attributed to Issac Newton and they are fitting for the way I was feeling recently as I thought back to those who have helped me in my career. While we might always want things to be better, as technologies we have it pretty good. There are unnumbered people who have dedicated untold amounts of time so we can have the tech available to us. We take a moment to think about those who have paved the way for us to be where we are now.
Whose shoulders are you standing on? Let us know in the comments below.
“This idea that the way he was able to look at the world is based on all the previous work that has been done”
“I guess “gratitude” is the right word of those who have gone before us and enable us to have those who are in technology we have a pretty nice career.”
“There are just a lot of people out there who just want to help and just want to better things with what they do every day.”
Listen to Learn
00:38 Companero shout out to David Stoke
02:11 SQL Server in the News – SQL Server 2017 is out
02:35 Interleave execution for multi-statement table value functions
05:34 Artificial intelligence, analytics, machine learning
07:58 Today’s Topic: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – having that gratitude to the people who have gone before us
11:27 Carlos shares a documentary he watched about bitcoin
14:50 Stop complaining
19:56 Who are “giants” in the life of Carlos?
Meet the Hosts
With more than 10 years of working with SQL Server, Carlos helps businesses ensure their SQL Server environments meet their users’ expectations. He can provide insights on performance, migrations, and disaster recovery. He is also active in the SQL Server community and regularly speaks at user group meetings and conferences. He helps support the free database monitoring tool found at databasehealth.com and provides training through SQL Trail events.
Eugene works as an independent BI consultant and Pluralsight author, specializing in Power BI and the Azure Data Platform. He has been working with data for over 8 years and speaks regularly at user groups and conferences. He also helps run the GroupBy online conference.
Kevin is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and proprietor of Catallaxy Services, LLC, where he specializes in T-SQL development, machine learning, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL, president of the Triangle Area SQL Server Users Group, and author of the books PolyBase Revealed (Apress, 2020) and Finding Ghosts in Your Data: Anomaly Detection Techniques with Examples in Python (Apress, 2022). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough.