24 HOP…Pure Awesomeness!

Well I had to get away from everything being “da bomb” so awesomeness it is!  This past week was my presentation for 24 Hours of PASS.  The presentation gods were nice to me which was great.  Had a nervous bit in the beginning when Brett’s internet connection was acting up but that worked itself out at the last minute.  Karma keeping me on my toes I guess.  And thanks to the instant feedback I got on email and Twitter it seemed like folks dug it.  I had a goofy grin I think for the rest of the day.  I have watched so many sessions for 24HOP that it was really kind of odd in a great way to be on the other end of it.  To all the folks at PASS…thank you so much for the opportunity!  There was never a presenter who appreciated the chance more!

Here are the slides from the presentation.

Really starting to sink in…

I am doing some preparation today on my 24HOP presentation today.  It’s really starting to sink in how cool it is to have this opportunity.  Very stoked to be able to do a presentation for PASS!  I have seen so many great presentations from folks, it’s a bit hard to believe I’ll be doing one for others.  It’s also extremely cool to be a part of the one that is dedicated to all women.  I have always been a bit of a tomboy and loved beating guys at things that were seen as “their games”…i.e. fishing, playing pool, etc.  I got into IT partially because I kept hearing how it was a male dominated field.  The challenge of getting in and showing I can be just as good as any of the guys gave me a little extra incentive.  Just very honored to be presenting with other women who are out there rocking it as well.  I love seeing anyone exceed and do well in this awesome SQL community but makes me smile a bit wider when it’s a fellow chica!  Make sure you sign up for 24 Hour of PASS.  (Hash tags:  #24HOP #sqlpass #passwit)