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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: A week in the life of a PASS Non Executive Director

As always, I don't officially represent PASS here. As you will know, this week the application opens to be on the Board of Directors for PASS. I've held my post for two and a half years, and I am not up for election this time. If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to get… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: A week in the life of a PASS Non Executive Director

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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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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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Jen’s PASS Diary: once more unto the breach

"Never allow carping critics to deter you from success. Instead, silence them with it." ― Christian Baloga "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill Well, what have I been up to, since my last post? Note: I don't represent PASS here. This is… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: once more unto the breach

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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 PASS Diary: I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks; and ever thanks.

Thank you for electing me for a second term as a Director-At-Large for PASS! I'm delighted to serve alongside Tim Ford (t) again. I can't emphasise this enough: Tim does an awesome job of the SQLSaturday portfolio. That. Is. Hard. Work. I'd also like to welcome Ryan J. Adams (t) as the newly elected director.… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks; and ever thanks.

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Jen’s PASS Diary: SQLSaturday Edinburgh: My heartfelt thanks go to…

SQLSaturday Edinburgh went ahead last Saturday, June 13th, and everyone had a great day. It's clear that people in the community believe in what I am doing. They voted with their feet to attend, to speak, and to sponsor. We had high quality speakers delivering world-class content - 8 MVPs, 2 Microsoft staff, and the remainder are… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: SQLSaturday Edinburgh: My heartfelt thanks go to…

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Jen’s Pass Diary: Reflections and a plea for help for the ‘little guy’.

This blog does not represent PASS. Here, I discuss a few threads: PASS HQ Meeting A plea for help for SQLSaturday Edinburgh along with some SQLBits commentary A plea for the little guy - my thoughts on Business Analytics and Business Intelligence and a well wish to someone dear to me PASS HQ Meeting I… Continue reading Jen’s Pass Diary: Reflections and a plea for help for the ‘little guy’.