Some Comments on Gender Inequality — Riepedia

If you haven’t already seen the PASS Women in Technology March Webinar on Unconscious Bias and Gender Inequality, then you’re really missing out. You can find it here: PASS WIT Unconscious Bias and Gender InequalityI hesitate to use phrases like “life changing” but I think that’s what happened. To say the evidence presented really rocked me…

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SQL SERVER – Best Practices About SQL Server Service Account and Password Management — Journey to SQL Authority with Pinal Dave

This is a great read…especially for the new DBA.  There have been discussions in our office between DBAs and the Windows team on the best way to change the service account password.  See guys…you should listen to the DBA.  They always know the best!

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Bridge-the-Gender-Gap-in-Tech

Overall, it is proven that gender diversity causes businesses perform better financially, enjoy exceptional team dynamics, and attain greater productivity. The real challenge is actively taking these steps within your organisation and getting it done.

 

http://www.women-in-technology.com/single-post/2016/08/30/4-Practical-steps-to-Bridge-the-Gender-Gap-in-Tech

How to Find Size of All the Indexes on the Database – Interview Question of the Week #097 — Journey to SQL Authority with Pinal Dave

Question: How to Find Size of All the Indexes on the Database? Answer: Just another day while I was doing SQL Server Performance Tuning for a leading organization, I was asked by if I have a query which brings out all the indexes on the table with its size. I love this kind of questions…

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A Data Professional’s Story – PASS Summit 2016

Stepping back and reflecting is a good thing. We should all do that every once in a while

The SQL Professor

This year is different. Why? I’m not sure yet. There is a lot of reflection going on since my return from PASS Summit 2016. As I look at the long laundry list of “to do’s” to get completed in the office; this past PASS Summit reminded me to slow down and take a minute to breathe – to take it in so to speak.

The recap post you are about to read will be a bit different from my past ones; gone is the synchronous order of how each day went. Instead, this post will be more relaxed and share view points through my eyes on how I went through the conference in which I’ve come to have a strong passion for.

The Story

As you first come into Seattle it is very difficult not to see a lot of its natural beauty. It never ceases to amaze me when…

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Behavior Modification

As I was looking through some blogs this morning I found one in the Wall Street Journal that suggested that professional women use their initials instead of their full name for a better first impression online.  This really hit me hard and stirred up a lot of emotion.  My first question was ‘Why’.  Why should I have to change my identity so that people online will respect me.

Would you really not contact a person named Elizabeth Smith but you would if it was E. Smith?  Elizabeth Smith might be an expert in her field and an excellent resource.  Not contacting her based on her first name…is that really the criteria to use?

Changing a name to just initials would not be difficult.  And it would not change who I am…but it would.  The blog made me think of young women who are told not to dress in a certain way so that men will not be attracted to them and be tempted to rape them.  Why should women be asked to change so others will give them respect.  Shouldn’t others be the ones who change their behavior?

Let’s ask people to not judge someone by their name, their gender, their hair color, their sexuality, their age.  Get to know people, then you can form an opinion about them, an educated opinion.  There are many good people out there that you might not get to know because you judged them on superficial criteria.

 

http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2016/09/28/why-women-in-tech-might-consider-just-using-their-initials-online/