Diversity, Women In Tech

Open Source Decency Charter Proposal for Dealing with Harassment at Technical Events

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

Business Analytics, Community, Data Science, Data Visualisation, PASS BA Conference, SQLServerPedia Syndication

PASS Business Analytics Day, Jan 11, Chicago

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

Business Analytics, Community, PASS BA Conference

Business Analytics Webinar Marathon announced!

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!

Community, Data Relish Services, Mobile Business Intelligence

Top 5 Signposts to deep technical expertise at PASS Summit 2016

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

Community, Jen's Diary, PASS BA Conference, PASS Board of Directors

Is the MVP Program becoming less technical?

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?

Community, SQLServerPedia Syndication

5 Things I need you to do if you want me to nominate you for an MVP Award

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

Community, Data Relish Services, PASS Board of Directors, SQLServerPedia Syndication

See you in Paris? Presenting at SQLSaturday Paris?

Fancy joining me in Paris? 25th June, I'll be there! The details are below.It's the place to be, to learn Microsoft Data Platform technologies e.g. Azure, Power BI, SQL Server - and there's a range of sessions for beginners to experts. Register here - http://www.sqlsaturday.com/510/eventhome.aspx  Also, a big Thank You to the SQLSaturday Paris team for having me… Continue reading See you in Paris? Presenting at SQLSaturday Paris?