Cloud computing, such as Azure, can be a great leveler and enabler for people stepping into technology, regardless of ability. Diversity and Inclusion are important for a healthy environment.
If you're reading this, you are probably a decent person. You shouldn't read this thinking that you will be putting yourself in danger if you attend a tech event. I can tell you that I normally feel pretty safe at these events and you can read my story here and I've talked about it publicly since I… Continue reading Open Source Decency Charter Proposal for Dealing with Harassment at Technical Events
This post is part of TSQL Tuesday, a monthly blog party. This month’s topic is “Folks Who Have Made a Difference”, by Ewald Cress. Here is my first TSQL Tuesday in a long time - way too long, actually. Diversity is so important to me; tech community is a place for people to grow and there are plenty… Continue reading #TSQL2SDAY 96 – Folks Who Have Made a Difference
I have set up a Diversity Charter Slack channel to encourage user group leaders to talk about diversity and how we can encourage user group leaders to think about these issues.
Techorama is a yearly international technology conference which takes place at Metropolis Antwerp. We welcome about 1500 attendees, a healthy mix between developers, IT Professionals, Data Professionals and SharePoint professionals.
PASS’ first Business Analytics Day, which will be held in Chicago on January 11, 2017. You can choose one of two full-day, in-depth sessions for $595: In-Database Analytics with R and SQL Server 2016 and Mastering Power BI Solutions. These are unique learning opportunities to get more advanced in R or data visualization with Power BI. And as… Continue reading PASS Business Analytics Day, Jan 11, Chicago
Join PASS on 14th December for our next bumper edition of the Business Analytics (BA) Marathon on Wednesday, December 14. We have six back-to-back sessions, all about analytics. Why not challenge yourself to attend all six? If you want to learn R, predictive analytics, or learn about business analytics generally, then join our industry experts for six back-to-back… Continue reading Business Analytics Webinar Marathon announced!
The Prodigal Developers Return: SQL Server 2016 SP1 brings consistent programming surface to Developers and ISVs
How do you find deep technical expertise at PASS Summit 2016? Signpost Number 1: Watch Joseph Sirosh's Day One keynote. Attend in person if you can, or watch the live stream on PASS TV if you can't. The world around us - every business and nearly every industry - is being transformed by technology today, and SQL… Continue reading Top 5 Signposts to deep technical expertise at PASS Summit 2016
Joseph Sirosh's keynotes always contain amazing demos. The future is here, now. You can have this technology too.
Alt Title: how did you get to be an MVP, Jen Stirrup? The skinny answer: I think it's changed to reflect the times. It's Microsoft's Award to give or take away at any point. I am going to have some fun here, and I'd like you to join me. Full fat: Something I've heard occasionally, is… Continue reading Is the MVP Program becoming less technical?
It's great to see so many people want to participate in the MVP Program. I find that I'm being asked fairly frequently at the moment - say, a couple of times a week - by community individuals if I will nominate them. Here are some disclaimers: I have no influence over the MVP Program at… Continue reading 5 Things I need you to do if you want me to nominate you for an MVP Award