Great Things from Pass Summit 2016

I have been home from Pass Summit 2016 for less than two days and needed to express some of the greatness last week had. First I’d like to share something personal; I had the great fortune of padding a few days before and a few days after the Summit for some fun and sight seeing. I got to visit Woodinville one day on both weekends and it was pretty amazing. If you want to skip and get to just the news click here.

On our first trip we met Kevin White at his winery. There were 2 things that made visiting with him so memorable. Currently in Washington everyone is . . . → Read More: Great Things from Pass Summit 2016

WIT Summit 2014

Recapping the Women in Technology Luncheon

 

As a member of the PASS Women in Technology virtual Chapter I had been on several planning meetings throughout the past year about the luncheon. I had known for some time that they were hoping to secure Kimberly Bryant [ TWITTER | Linkedin ] as our guest speaker.

If you are unaware Kimberly started the organization Black Girls Code [ TWITTER ]. She “hopes to provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.”

To be perfectly . . . → Read More: WIT Summit 2014

Where to find Tammy

During the next week you may find it hard to track me down. But I can tell you with a fair amount of certainty that I will be in these places at the times listed below. If you miss me, just shoot me an email or tweet so I can let you know where I will be. I will try to put updates as I know more.

Tuesday:

SQLSaturday Meeting 2p-3:3 Chapter Leader Meeting 3:45p-6 SQL Karaoke 9:30p-?

 

Wednesday:

Regional Mentor Meeting 12-1p

Thursday:

WIT Luncheon 11:45-1:15p OUT OF POCKET 5p-?

Friday:

QA with the Board 1p-2:15 Community Zone 2p-3

Last minute thoughts for Summit 2014

I have written before about Summit and the kind of things to take/pack/do. But I feel that some things have changed and that I am smarter now so I want to revisit this list.

 

Packing

Before a trip we use the dining room table as a place to hold things we want to take and don’t currently need to use. We fondly refer to this as the staging table. I started staging things about a week or so ago. Also make a list of things you don’t want to be without during your trip so you can check it off as it goes in the bag.

If you plan . . . → Read More: Last minute thoughts for Summit 2014

What an honor.

I am so excited and honored to share some exciting news. Last week I got a few burst of good news and I just can’t keep it inside any more. Honestly I just wanted to SING out loud.

I have been officially accepted into the Dun & Bradstreet MVP program. I am so delighted to have this honor and I am looking forward to the great things we can do together!!!

Of course I am not getting an Grammy or anything but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t get 30 seconds to thank a few folks. First OMG a great big thanks to Kim Schmidt [ FACEBOOK | Twitter . . . → Read More: What an honor.

I’m not that kind of smart

AKA: Why I haven’t gotten certified.

I have never really been one to worry about how many acronyms you could tag after your name. And to be quite honest it never really mattered to me how big those letters actually were, because at the end of the day you put your pants on the same way I do every single morning. But that isn’t what I want to post about.

I have been asked before why I don’t spend some of this current free time working on getting certified. All this time I have deferred the question and made up excuses I really never thought it through until recently. Last . . . → Read More: I’m not that kind of smart

Countdown to PASS Summit 2014

Just in case you needed a gentle reminder.

 

Time till 1st meeting (Volunteer Meeting Room 2AB)

 

 

Time till Summit Kick-Off (Welcome Reception)

6 months of Travel Plans

 

I decided it might be a good idea to let everyone know where we intend on being till the end of the year. I went ahead an included the last couple weeks just so I can keep track. I have always said we never go anywhere but when we do go it tends to all pile up back to back.

What Where When Status Notes SQLSAT #220 Atlanta, GA May 18 Complete MS Tech ED New Orleans, LA June 2-7 Complete Kokomo, IN June 12-15 Complete Stacia’s Birthday Napa, CA August 2 -5 Scheduled First non-SQL trip since 2009 SQLSAT #242 Indianapolis, IN August 11 Presenting Submitted 2 sessions . . . → Read More: 6 months of Travel Plans

Proud and disappointed

Well weekend or so ago while I was in Atlanta for #SQLSAT220 phones started buzzing and things got weird. Saturday at some point in time in the afternoon PASS started mass emailing all the people who had submitted sessions for Summit 2013. Some 800 sessions were submitted with only 190 actually being picked. That makes the odds pretty tough and that doesn’t give any consideration for popular topics that probably get many submissions.

What I might know about this. Well I have heard that this year all the abstracts were rated blind and have even heard that people who’s abstract included their name had that redacted. WOW that seems like . . . → Read More: Proud and disappointed

Well I guess I forgot to tell you

You know it was just the other day that I had a conversation with a friend about tooting your own horn. We discussed how uncomfortable that made us both feel and how we would prefer that we didn’t have to be involved but that it was okay if someone else did the tooting. Hmm that takes on a new meaning if read out of context. In order for some things to in my immediate future to make more sense I need to take a moment, feel uncomfortable and toot my horn.

Not too long ago I accepted a volunteer position with PASS. I will be serving as the Mid Atlantic . . . → Read More: Well I guess I forgot to tell you