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SQL University Lecture Series: Women in Tech

This week SQL University is on Spring Break but we’ve lined up some activities to help keep students busy (you know what they say about idle hands and whatnot!). In continuation of Women’s History Month, and properly coming off of the heels of the 24 Hours of PASS event, we’re proud to have our next talks in our Lecture Series this Friday at 1pm EST featuring the ladies of WIT Week here at SQL University.

Our Live Lecture will be happening over at SQLLunch, and as always it’s free, so make sure you go register for the event. If you enjoyed reading all of the fantastic posts from WIT week you’ll love this event. The session is going to be a round table discussion about what WIT means to them as well as discussing some of the issues they’ve faced and would like to address in the field. Audience participation is encouraged via Q&A in LiveMeeting so come join the panel. See you at the SQLLunch!

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24 Hours of PASS: Day 1

Yesterday was the first day of PASS’ 24 Hours of PASS event. For those not familiar, 24 Hours of PASS is an event that brings together 24 different presenters and they present on various topics on SQL Server ranging from performance tuning, internals to business intelligence and previews at vNext of SQL Server. This month’s event is quite special since March is Women’s History Month, PASS is celebrating it by having this event all delivered by women!

So far the event has been absolutely awesome and the awesomeness continues today with the last 12 hours of the event, starting at 8am EST. If you missed yesterday, don’t fret, all of the sessions are being recorded and will be available on the PASS website within a month. Yesterday’s sessions went well, we had some sessions that actually had over 750 attendees (or as Tom LaRock refers to it as, the Jetliner line)! There were a few surprises as well, such as in Isabel de la Barra’s session, where we were treated to a presentation in Spanish (and translated by moderator Jesus Gil). At first we thought it was going to be a big issue but it turns out that over 300 attendees stuck around for the session and feedback from the Twitter stream seemed positive.

Speaking of Twitter, if you wish to follow along with the event you can do so by following the event hash tag of #24HOP. We are also using #sqlpass as well as #passwit to help promote and discuss the event. Day one is in the book and day two is looking to be fantastic as well, see you in the sessions!

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Making WIT awesome since 1993

Oh Yes It’s Ladies Ni…errr…Month

Making WIT awesome since 1993

It’s March and this month sees a lot of celebration, amongst the parties are Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day. This month we also celebrate women as it is Women’s History Month as well! If you’ve spent any time in the SQL Community you may have noticed that we have an especially strong support for Women in Technology and so this month there are some great things happening to help celebrate that fact.

I was going to do a rundown of all the cool WIT stuff going on this month but it looks like Wendy Pastrick (Blog | Twitter) beat me to the punch! Check out her post about all the events going on this month, including next week’s SQL University WIT week which will feature our second Live Lecture Series via SQLLunch.com. We’re having the ladies of SQLU WIT week hosting a WIT panel so make sure to join us for that!

Update: Also, for those on Twitter, check out my WIT list: http://twitter.com/#!/list/SQLChicken/women-in-technology

And since the title of this post probably got the song in your head, as a bonus, here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1oU9_hy3mA

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