I’m in a book! Data Professionals at Work


October 24, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

A while back a friend of mine, Malathi Mahadevan (b/t), asked me if I’d like to do an interview for a book she was working on. I’ve been interviewed before but never quite like this. She called me up (on skype if I remember correctly) and we visited for a while. It was then transcribed, edited etc until we had a chapter talking about what it’s like to be a Data Professional At Work, which of course is the name of the book. It’s part of Apress Media’s “…At Work” series, and I’m a “Data Professional” so it kind of makes sense. Unfortunately, it turns out I do a much better job with written interviews than verbal. Fortunately, there are a bunch of amazing people involved in this project with lots of interesting things to say. Personally, I can’t wait to get my copy.

Bonus! There will be a couple of book signings at PASS Summit this year. I won’t be there but a bunch of the others will be. Stay tuned for times and locations.

Now, I’ll admit, a signing for a professional book may not seem .. well .. exciting. But it really is. I did one years back when I got bought my copy of SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 and I had a great time getting it signed, and still have fun going back and seeing who signed it. If you get the chance take the time and do it.

People involved:

Editor and interviewer: Malathi Mahadevan (blog|twitter)

Forward: Kevin Kline (blog|twitter)

Kirsten Benzel (blog|twitter)
Jes Borland (blog|twitter)
Tim Costello (blog|twitter)
Kevin Feasel (blog|twitter)
Kenneth Fisher (blog|twitter)
Drew Furgiuele (blog|twitter)
Ginger Grant (blog|twitter)
Kathi Kellenberger (blog|twitter)
Kendra Little (blog|twitter)
Andy Mallon (blog|twitter)
Jimmy May (blog|twitter)
Marlon Ribunal (blog|twitter)
Julie Smith (blog|twitter)
Dave Walden (blog|twitter)
Tracy Boggiano (blog|twitter)
Jason Brimhall (blog|twitter)
Mindy Curnutt (blog|twitter)
Argenis Fernandez(blog|twitter)
Joseph Fleming (twitter)
Matt Gordon (blog|twitter)
Vicky Harp (blog|twitter)
Andy Leonard (blog|twitter)
Steph Locke (blog|twitter)
John Q. Martin (blog|twitter)
John Morehouse (blog|twitter)
Joe Sack (blog|twitter)
Jonathan Stewart (blog|twitter)

2 thoughts on “I’m in a book! Data Professionals at Work

  1. IM Fletcher says:

    Cool! It’s in my Safari membership. I just added it to my bookshelf.

  2. […] over from I’m in a book! Data Professionals at Work, sorry Kenneth. I was too lazy to write my own […]

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