Why is it so difficult to report harassment, and what can you do to help?

This is a personal blog and it is from the heart. This incident is separate from the MeToo incident that I wrote about previously. When I was 24, I moved to Aberdeen, in Scotland, to start a new postgraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. On my last night in my home town before I left to go … Continue reading Why is it so difficult to report harassment, and what can you do to help?

So how many badass female inventors, role models do you know? Here’s a handy starter book list to share and inspire

How do you inspire girls to make choices that inspire them? How can we inspire girls to be badass and yes, it is a compliment? How do you give them role models? There is nothing worse in the world that not having any choices. So let's give our daughters the chance to have options and … Continue reading So how many badass female inventors, role models do you know? Here’s a handy starter book list to share and inspire

Issues and Resolutions in starting R and R Server on SQL Server 2017

I am helping some people learn Data Science and we are having a ton of fun! There are lots of things to remember. So I am noting things here, in case I forget! We noted the following error message, when we saw that R was not running on our SQL Server 2017 install: 'sp_execute_external_script' is … Continue reading Issues and Resolutions in starting R and R Server on SQL Server 2017

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

#TSQL2SDAY 96 – Folks Who Have Made a Difference

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

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 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!