A lot can change in a year. This has been especially true for me and my involvement in the Microsoft data platform community. The evidence for the point comes in the form of my PASS Summit lanyard/badges.
At the 2016 event I was a humble attendee visiting Seattle and the conference for the first time, as you can see by the ribbons on the left of the picture below.
Now in 2017 I feel I’ve grown significantly and am extremely proud to have spoken twice at the worlds largest data platform conference. This honour also came with the added bonus of an MVP ribbon which Microsoft awarded me in July. Purple (MVP) and green (speaker), Seattle ambitions achieved 🙂