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Women in Tech

PASS Code of Conduct, continued

A few days ago I blogged  about what I've been doing as a PASS Board member, including drafting a Code of Conduct for the PASS Summit. Following that post there was a good discussion on Twitter about some of the details of implementing this type of policy. I wanted to go into a bit more detail here on how implementation can work. There's a tendency to look at this type of document as a set of rules or a clearly defined list of prohibited actions. The problem with that approach is that we can't anticipate every possible behavior that could lead to...

A seat at the "24 Hours of PASS" table

"Sit at the table." This was a piece of advice offered to women by Microsoft GM Billie Jo Murray during the recent PASS Women in Technology Panel Discussion. Sometimes the tables we encounter are actual tables (do you sit against the wall at big meetings?) and sometimes they are figurative tables, like the upcoming 24 Hours of PASS (24HOP.) The March 2011 edition of 24HOP is celebrating Women's History Month by featuring female speakers presenting on a variety of SQL Server topics. Abstract submissions are being accepted until January 14 at 24hours@sqlpass.org We (female SQL Server professionals) are being invited...

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