Are you going to PASS next week? We're not going to have anything to compete with the big release and book-signing for the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives book like we had last year, but there is something special you can do this year.
A former student is collecting personal care items to take on a mission trip to Nicaragua. Here is his statement of purpose for the project:
Corner of Love leads mission teams to villages in impoverished northern Nicaragua, providing life changing medicines, dental care, and basic personal hygiene items. Coupled with service projects like establishing safe/clean water sources, this will promote an improvement in the general health level of these communities.
If you can donate any items, including leftover hotel amenities, please drop them by the Red Gate booth during the expo at booth #408 The full list of needed items can be found here:
Although this group is Christian, the services and donations are given to anyone who needs them.
Alternatively, you can bring items, even extra toiletries from your hotel room, to my Spotlight session, which is the last session on the last day of the conference in Room 2AB. (That's Thursday, from 4:00 - 5:30)
And to my blogging and tweeting friends and colleagues, if you can help spread the word, I'd appreciate it very much!