Two years ago, I was first inspired to start blogging by a session at the annual PASS Summit.  It took me about eight months to finally get things together to start writing… and then I stopped.  Finding time for this has been difficult, between the demands of work, family, and leading a PASS chapter.  I started presenting earlier this year, and that filled up a fair part of the little time I had left.

I’ve spent the past week at the Summit again.  Once again, I’m inspired to start writing.  Being around over 3800 people in my field reminds me of all the conversations that there are to be had.  There are never too many voices in the community, and it’s time for me to find mine.


Ed Leighton-Dick helps small and midsize businesses solve their most challenging database performance, resiliency, and data security issues at Kingfisher Data, the consulting firm he founded in 2014. He has taught thousands of people at over 200 events, including the world's largest Microsoft data platform conferences, and he has been a leader in the Microsoft data community since 2008. Microsoft has recognized Ed seven times as a Data Platform MVP for his expertise and service to the data community.