You can see the full video on SQLcruise.com, where Doug had entered a contest for a free cruise a couple of years ago. Of course he was picked as one of the winners, because I was in stitches as soon as I saw the viking horns moving through the cubicles.
When I met him in person on the cruise, he lived up to expectations by being witty, smart, humble, and just genuinely fun to be around. I enjoyed being around him, and I wished I could hang out with him more often.
Fast forward to last month, when he answered our call for SQL Server people looking for a good time. We got a ton of good responses that we were really excited about, and this week we’ll blog about the hiring, interviewing, and tech screening process. Doug was definitely one of those people where we all said “Wow!” out loud when we saw his name on the email.
We didn’t even have to look at the email contents to know Doug’s contributions to the community. I’d been particularly excited about his recent presentation idea, SQL Server Murder Mystery Hour: Dead Reports Don’t Talk. He turned the session into a fun, interactive experience.
When we *did* look at his email’s contents, Doug blew us away again with a video about his community contributions:
He knew we did a lot of video work, and he wanted to show that he understood how we work. Jeremiah, Kendra, and I are so passionate about making databases easier – and more fun. Just like Jes (our Employee #1), Doug really gets that.
We’re so excited to have Doug join our team.