One of the most recognizable members of the Microsoft data community and one of my heros, Buck Woody has been teaching and presenting at conferences for the past 16 years while holding leadership positions at Microsoft. He is a mentor to many, frequently sharing advice and pearls of wisdom. We chatted at the Live! 360 conference at Universal, Orlando.
If you haven’t attended a conference and heard Buck speak, you must. Not only entertaining but he shares insights that that only he can from a unique perspective. Buck truly believes is mantra, that “smarter people are better people and that everyone can be smarter”. He’s on a mission to educate the community about building skills, working smart, finding happiness and balance in life by enjoying what you do and doing what you’re good at. His presentations often employ role-playing, dress-up, object lessons, story telling and sometimes just goofy humor followed by a serious and meaningful learning experience. But is also one of the most public Microsoft figures in social media (@BuckWoodyMSFT) and I always look forward to his witty posts.
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