The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Women in Technology group first caught my attention at the PASS Summit in 2009 when I was asked to live blog the WIT Luncheon. As it turns out, I had a lot to think about, and a lot to say. Since then, I’ve blogged, spoken, volunteered, coordinated, schemed, and plotted (but in a good way!) for PASS WIT. Simply speaking, it’s a great group of folks.
PASS WIT is a virtual PASS chapter – meaning that anyone anywhere can join. And what’s it for?
The Women in Technology Virtual Chapter seeks to provide a forum for discussion of issues pertinent to women working in technology and opportunities for women within the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) to meet and network.
What PASSWIT isn’t: exclusionary.
In February, PASS held a 24 Hours of PASS – 24 hours of free technical training online - “Celebrating Women in Technology”…24 hours of tech content by 24 awesome tech women. It was a wonderful thing.
Volunteers and leaders join in a monthly call to discuss ideas and plan events, and a good many of us are on Twitter. We even have our own @PASS_WIT account, and #passwit hashtag. Hey…we’re a tech group, after all.
The only thing we seem to be missing is a logo. I don’t speak for PASS WIT – I’m a volunteer, not an official something-or-other – but I’d love to see some good logo ideas for Women in Tech and/or the WIT SQRally luncheon specifically. I just don’t think my drawing skills will cut it, this time.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be on the mailing list, or to volunteer with the WIT Virtual Chapter. And send me your logo ideas!