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Conferences and Missed Opportunities

My job sends to many industry events, but I've missed attending some events
that would have fed my soul. Don't miss those! Regrets are no fun. Feed
your career, and feed some dreams too.



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Conferences and Missed Opportunities

Spring conference season is upon us. Planning for COLLABORATE16 in April has gotten me to thinking about conferences and missed opportunities. 

Do you remember the first time you didn't attend an industry conference? That's a strange question, isn't it? I don't remember my first time not attending an event, but I do remember one event in particular as a forever-missed opportunity. The event was the International Community for Auditory Display's (ICAD's) 1998 conference in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Helping to Advance your Career

Do you want to advance your career? Help someone else advance theirs. The
more people you drag up the ladder behind you, the faster you go. 



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Helping to Advance your Career

One of the best ways to advance in your field is to help others advance in your field. It's a surprising truth brought home to me again just now while working with Darl Kuhn and Tom Kyte on an upcoming article for the IOUG SELECT Journal

The year is 1979. It's summer before my senior year in high-school, and my mother has gone out of her way to arrange a college course for me in COBOL programming. (Bless you mom, for doing that). I’m at Henry Ford Community College. My instructor is John Rostek. Three classmates are also high-school students, and the rest are adults looking for better jobs and career changes. It’s an evening course.

John Kaitschuck – I still remember his name – is the youngest of us high-school students. He plans to become a doctor. Curious, I ask why, and his answer slams into me like a ton of bricks:

Gmail and the Mystery of Auntie Spam

Are you member of an email group only to find Gmail sending some of the
messages to spam? Tired of alwys checking for those and missing out on the
discussions? Fret no longer. There is a solution. 



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Gmail and the Mystery of Auntie Spam

Are you member of an email group only to find Gmail sending some of the
messages to spam? Tired of alwys checking for those and missing out on the
discussions? Fret no longer. There is a solution. 



Read the full post at www.gennick.com/database.