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What I learned from David Bowie, and Statement of Support for Wendy Pastrick for PASS Board of Directors

Firstly, I don't speak for PASS generally. Denise McInerny has already written a statement of support and you're welcome to read it. I encourage you to learn about all the candidates campaign platforms on the PASS Elections site and to vote. The voting period is Oct. 5-11. "Don't be the first to do something. Be second." -… Continue reading What I learned from David Bowie, and Statement of Support for Wendy Pastrick for PASS Board of Directors

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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?

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Jen’s PASS Diary: Two Pillars for Leadership

As always, I don't represent PASS. Here are my two pillars: Say Thank You. The number one item is to say 'Thank You' to people for their efforts, even if you don't like what they did. They are on a path; and so are you. Saying Thank You is the glue to healthy communities, particularly on… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: Two Pillars for Leadership

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Jen’s PASS Diary: The Happy Prince and the Swallow

Picture Credit: checanty Oscar Wilde was well known for his writing for adults, but he's probably less well known for his excellent children's writing, too. He tackles strong themes, and they are well worth the read for adults as well as children. In one short story, The Happy Prince, Wilde writes a rather sad tale… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: The Happy Prince and the Swallow

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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?

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PASS BA Visual Data Storytelling precon session with Mico Yuk

CEO of BI Brainz | Author | Global Keynote Speaker | BI Influencer | Trainer | Blogger| BI Executive Advisor *@micoyuk* I am super excited that Mico Yuk is joining us again at PASS BA Conference! Mico Yuk is well known in the Business Intelligence ecosystem as a community leader, BI influencer, controversial blogger, and… Continue reading PASS BA Visual Data Storytelling precon session with Mico Yuk

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Jen’s PASS Diary: So what happened to SQLSaturday Edinburgh?

As always, I don't officially represent PASS on this post (or any other). I have been working on a lot of things, including attending a PASS Board Meeting, and doing a lot on the Business Analytics Portfolio. However, the focus of attention here is my failed SQLSaturday Edinburgh event. So what happened? The outcome is… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: So what happened to SQLSaturday Edinburgh?

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PASS Summit Notes for my AzureML, R and Power BI Presentation

I'm going to have fun with my AzureML session today at PASS Summit! More will follow on this post later; I am racing off to the keynote so I don't have long 🙂 I heard some folks weren't sure whether to attend my session or Chris Webb's session. I'm honestly flattered but I'm not in… Continue reading PASS Summit Notes for my AzureML, R and Power BI Presentation

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Jen’s Diary: What does Microsoft’s recent acquisitions of Revolution Analytics mean for PASS?

Caveat: This blog does not represent the views of PASS or the PASS Board. These opinions are solely mine. The world of data and analytics keeps heating up. Tableau, for example, keeps growing and winning. In fact, Tableau continues to grow total and licence revenue 75% year over year, with its total revenue grew to $142.9… Continue reading Jen’s Diary: What does Microsoft’s recent acquisitions of Revolution Analytics mean for PASS?

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What’s so unique about PASS Business Analytics? The Hands On Labs built in as part of the conference, that’s what!

PASS Business Analytics are holding scheduled Hands on Labs as part of the conference. This means you can book a lab, and get real life, hands-on experience. That's not all - you get a Hands On Lab which is held by a real expert - not just someone who reads off a script. We have… Continue reading What’s so unique about PASS Business Analytics? The Hands On Labs built in as part of the conference, that’s what!