Denise McInerney Blog

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Looking Both Ways: PASS Board Year 2, Q4

This marks the end of my two-year term as a PASS Director-at-Large. January 1 I started my term as Vice President of Marketing for PASS. This last three months has been a period of transition, making sure my projects and portfolios are in ready for the next owner and learning my new job. Read more →

My Reference for Amy Lewis

The 2013 election campaign for the PASS Board of Directors is underway. There are seven qualified candidates running this year. They all offer a wealth of experience volunteering for PASS and the SQL Server community. Read more →

From DBA to Data Analyst

Cross posted from the PASS Blog There is a lot changing in the data professional’s world these days. More data is being produced and stored. More enterprises are trying to use that data to improve their products and services and understand their customers better. Read more →

I'm Running for the PASS Board of Directors

My name is Denise McInerney, and I am running for the PASS Board of Directors in the upcoming election. In the coming weeks there will be a lot of discussion about the candidates, our qualifications and our points of view on various questions, and I'll participate in those conversations. Read more →

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? Read more →

What can men do?

The PASS Women in Technologyluncheon topic of "Energizing the Next Generation" must have resonated with a number of men attending the conference, since more of them came to the luncheon than ever before. Read more →

18 Percent

18 percent. That's the percentage of undergraduate degrees in Computer Science awarded to women in the U.S. in 2008. Twenty years ago 37% of CS degrees were awarded to women. Why such a precipitous decline? Read more →

Women in Tech at PASS Summit

"Energizing the Next Generation: Encouraging and Inspiring Young Women to Choose Tech Careers" will be the topic of the 7th Annual Women in Technology Luncheon and Panel Discussion to be held at the PASS Community Summit. Read more →

PASS Debut

I've attended every PASS Summit since 2002. While there is always a lot of quality technical content presented, I particularly admire the speakers who really make their sessions interesting and engaging. Read more →