As 2010 comes to a close, I’d like to share some thoughts with everyone who had an impact on CozyRoc in the past year - all of our partners and clients, friends and the whole SQL Server tribe.
CozyRoc has been in the community for four years now. I had the opportunity to meet and get to know many of you at SQL Saturday events, at the Code Camps and of course at the PASS Summits. As these events are getting bigger and better with each year, it is an honor and privilege to be a part of them.
16 000 miles is a lot of travel for me. There were a lot of chilly mornings when we had to quickly set up our booth, lots and lots cup of coffees to keep me awake and aware :) I met hundreds and hundreds of people in over a dozen cities, some were genuinely interested in discovering the company and the software and others were genuinely interested in the awesome chocolate truffles and all give-aways we were prepared with.
I learned to listen more, although these were eye-to-eye events and probably single opportunity to sell yourself. Aggressive selling does not always pay off. I find it more rewarding to come up with answers to someone’s problem instead of asking generic questions. After all, it was during the weekends :)
My appreciation goes after all organizers and volunteers, because these events could not have been a reality without them. Thank you all!
See the list of events CozyRoc has sponsored, attended and exhibited in 2010 below.
--- Stacy Dimitrova, Director of Marketing