Stop what you're doing and go to http://crisiscommons.org/ and see how you can use your geekiness to help the people in Haiti. So far there are 8 cities in the United States holding CrisisCamps for Haiti this Saturday, January 23. There's a lot going on and more to be done. I'm sure there's a place for you. If you can't travel to one of the CrisisCamps, cash is always helpful. Low on cash? Have a garage sale. Have any gold coins you received as a gift or bought as investment? Gold prices are relatively high - it's a great time to sell. Maybe you can start a CrisisCamp in your city.
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About John Paul Cook
John Paul Cook is a Data Platform Solution Architect working out of Microsoft's Houston office. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a SQL Server MVP. He is experienced in SQL Server and Oracle database application design, development, and implementation. He has spoken at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and the SQL PASS Summit. He has worked in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. John is also a Registered Nurse who graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics and is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. He volunteers as a nurse at clinics that treat low income patients. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives
and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2
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