At this time of year, with the PASS Summit and SQL Intersections and Black Friday rapidly approaching, it’s so easy to get caught up in the rush of all the fun. Many of us are lucky enough to work at for-profit companies that pay well, send their employees to training classes, and buy them tools to do their job better.
This post is not for those lucky folks.
- Mercy Corps – at work right now in Puerto Rico.
- International Justice Mission – a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world.
- Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation – 400 children are infected with HIV every day. I don’t know how to type those words without crying and taking a break from the keyboard.
- Mencap – improving the lives of UK people with a learning disability
If you’re a data professional at an organization like that, we want to help you. (We also want to high-five you, hug you, and put a post-it note on your monitor that says, “Please keep up the good work because the world needs you, but also please take care of yourself because we want you to be around as long as possible.” (It would be a big post-it note.))
Our scholarship program is pretty simple: you get access to all the training we offer next year, live and recorded.
The fine print:
- You must already have a job working with SQL Server.
- You must work for a foundation, non-profit, charity, or similar company that’s doing good work. It can totally be a for-profit company, just as long as they’re making a difference. (If you work for Ginormous Profitable Global Corporation, forget it.)
- Your company or government rules must allow you to receive free training. (Some companies prohibit their employees from accepting gifts.)