I know you will see this message. I've emailed you to ask you to stop it. Stop copying my posts and material and passing them off as your own. You are not me, and you never will be. Find your own voice. Write about your own experiences, successes and failures. You bring shame upon yourself… Continue reading Please stop plagiarising my blog posts
TL; DR Yes Let me tell you about the second-worst conference experience I've ever had as a speaker. The worst experience happened a few years ago and it is at the foot of the post so you will have to read down - note, it does have a trigger warning. Speakers from diverse backgrounds want… Continue reading Isn’t it time community speakers were all treated reasonably and equally by organizers?
Join me online on 1.15pm until 2pm GMT on Tuesday 16th November in my Orbital Galaxy online virtual co-working area. I'll be writing abstracts and doing presentation admin, and I'm happy to share advice and support.
For some, speaking in public is a real terror. I am also very nervous before I speak, simply because I care and I want to do well. I don't believe I've got over a fear of speaking, but I do believe that I have learned to manage it better through preparation, failing and succeeding. The purpose of this blog is to share tips and tricks for delivering webinars. As a fellow introvert, you may want to learn how to deliver webinars as a step forward into speaking. So, I hope that this helps, and I look forward to your comments.
It may come as a surprise to you that the history of statistics and data science is fraught with racism, sexism, class, race, colonialism and anti-Semitism. Even if you do not have much of a data science background, you may be aware of some of the issues. For example, Fisher's exact test is a statistical… Continue reading Intersectionality, Diversity, Inclusion and Equality – how they can work together for workplace and tech community
Since standing down as a Microsoft MVP last year, I've never been so glad to be away from it as I have been right now. I'm not going to repeat the various dogpiling here and I can see why people are so angry and hurt. Judging from my twitter DMs, people are afraid to speak… Continue reading Increasing Intersectionality at Tech community events
People do not always learn from the 'growth mindset'. It can become an excuse which prevents growth rather than promoting it so we need a discovery mindset instead.
The thing with hitting rock bottom is that it gives you a strong foundation to build on. It strips away the inessential, the distractions, and the toxic people and situations that are not helping you to be directed towards your goals. It also gives you more empathy, and it forces you to have faith in your own resourcefulness and abilities. 2020 helped us to do that, with 2020 vision. For those who survived, let's lift up others as we go along.
Leadership involves gratitude and humility, but what does this mean for results? My teams have helped me to learn to lead with gratitude and it's a lesson I will not forget.
There have been insinuations over PASS finances. To avoid accusations, I have published my PASS expenses here.
New and novice speakers - need help with your PASS Summit community event recordings? Get in touch and I can help.
Harassment does happen at events, unfortunately, both virtual and in person. How can the community do better?