Jen's Diary, PASS Board of Directors

Jen’s Diary – Time to Answer, or Time to Question? Plus some EMEA thoughts

Hello again, As always, I do not speak officially for PASS. This is my diary, and a bit of a brain dump. I'm as busy as ever with PASS Business Analytics Conference, and things are going well. I'm helping to socialize the information about BAC, and I'm dealing informally with sponsors and community members and… Continue reading Jen’s Diary – Time to Answer, or Time to Question? Plus some EMEA thoughts

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PASS BA Speaker focus: What did Steve Jobs have to say about Daniel Fylstra?

PASS BA Conference is delighted to have Daniel Fylstra speaking at our conference. In fact, he was the first speaker we signed up. Here's what Steve Jobs had to say: "There have been two real explosions that have propelled the industry forward. The first one really happened in 1977, and it was the spreadsheet. I… Continue reading PASS BA Speaker focus: What did Steve Jobs have to say about Daniel Fylstra?

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PASS BA Conference: Why I’m delighted Mico Yuk is keynoting!

Quick note: If you are looking for the biggest discount possible for the PASS BA Conference, please email me at jen.stirrup@sqIpass.org I am on fire about our Keynote Speaker, Mico Yuk! Mico is someone I admire very much. She's a Business Intelligence coach, thought-leader, author, blogger, and data scient, author of Data Visualization for Dummies, and… Continue reading PASS BA Conference: Why I’m delighted Mico Yuk is keynoting!

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Jen’s Diary: A belated Review of my first year on the Board

Disclaimer: I am not officially talking for PASS here. These are my own opinions. I'm a year into my tenure on the Board of Directors for PASS. What have I done, and what have I learned? The Skinny: Set up new VCs Supported other VCs with speakers, Microsoft 'go to' contacts, I created a Pathway… Continue reading Jen’s Diary: A belated Review of my first year on the Board

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Jen’s Diary: The SQLServerCentral Tribal Awards, PASS BA Conference

As always, this is not an official PASS post. I am speaking for myself. I'm deeply humbled to be nominated for one of the Tribal Awards, generously hosted by SQLServerCentral. My deepest Thank You all who nominated me. I really didn't expect that at all! I'm in the 'Above and Beyond the Call of Duty'… Continue reading Jen’s Diary: The SQLServerCentral Tribal Awards, PASS BA Conference

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Jen’s Diary: Who you should meet at PASS Summit… and why.

I have been made busy with PASS activities this week! I have travelled thousands of miles to be at PASS Summit 2014 this week. Therefore, if I am jetlagged, please don't be afraid to give me a hug or supply me with a hot coffee! If you are attending PASS Summit 2014 for the first… Continue reading Jen’s Diary: Who you should meet at PASS Summit… and why.

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Jen’s Diary, figuring it out this week

He started keeping a journal - had been, in fact, secretly doing so for some time: the furtive act of a deranged person (Philip Dick, Valis). What  have I been up to this week? There’s lots of activity been happening at Jen Towers, as usual. That, plus I have a stinking, miserable cold so please feel… Continue reading Jen’s Diary, figuring it out this week

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Like bookclubs? Interested in learning Javascript online?

Like bookclubs? Interested in learning Javascript online? Ike Ellis is the lead for the PASS Book Readers VirtualChapter, and we're going to learn JavaScript in 8 weeks by following the recommended text and having fun discussions.  August 20th is the first session, so you have plenty of time to get the book!Sign up for the webinar… Continue reading Like bookclubs? Interested in learning Javascript online?

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Four years an MVP: what I’ve been doing, and what’s next?

Four things a woman should know: How to look like a girl, How to act like a lady, How to think like a man, and how to work like a dog.I attended an event recently at which I was speaking. I met a few nice attendees who were new to the SQL Server scene, and… Continue reading Four years an MVP: what I’ve been doing, and what’s next?

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Got questions over PASS Summit Selection? I’m happy to try and help.

I hold the PASS Board seat for Europe, so I would like to give Europeans in particular the chance to ask questions in their own time zone. I'm also happy to answer other people who may be awake very early or very late! The official post is here:  http://www.sqlpass.org/Community/PASSBlog/tabid/1476/year/2014/month/7/Default.aspx   Therefore I would like to… Continue reading Got questions over PASS Summit Selection? I’m happy to try and help.