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#SQLPASS #SUMMIT14 #MVPSUMMIT Checklist–50 Things Not to Leave Behind

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shared some of these on Twitter, but I decided to pull them all together in one place.  There’s be a lot of tips shared prior to these events, but I think these haven’t been covered nearly enough.

  1. Laptop Power cord
  2. Spare batteries
  3. USB charger ends
  4. VGA adapter/dongle
  5. Presentation clicker
  6. Presentation on thumb drive
  7.  Compassion for those with difficulties
  8.  Bravery to meet people in person
  9.  Spirit to lift others up
  10.  Daring to try something new
  11.  Firmness to speak up
  12.  Care for not insulting others
  13.  Humility to ask real questions
  14.  Talent to discourage Strutters
  15.  Expertise to think of audience, not self
  16.  Restraint not to sell from the podium
  17.  Civility to be nice to everyone, not just the celebs
  18.  Class not to spam the crowd
  19.  Excellence to understand that not everyone speaks English well.
  20.  Integrity to disclose your biases and affiliations
  21.  Professionalism not to cuss
  22.  Readiness to help others
  23.  Genuineness to show your real self
  24.  Trust that others want you to succeed
  25.  Diligence to keep your promises
  26.  Concern for others who have less experience than you
  27.  Coolness to get through tough discussions
  28.  Kindness for others
  29.  Goofiness to have fun
  30.  Self-discipline to take care of your body
  31.  Prudence to take care of your mind
  32.  Sincerity to admit your mistakes
  33.  Preparedness for your presentation.
  34.  Openness to constructive feedback
  35.  Honesty to admit “I do not know”
  36.  Expertise to answer questions
  37.  Mindfulness to know when you are not helping
  38.  Charity for others who disagree with you
  39.  Expertise to know when to not try to answer questions
  40.  Empathy for others
  41.  Respect for self
  42.  Wisdom to know that you can’t have self respect without empathy for others
  43.  Forethought to pack well
  44.  Vigilance to call out bullying and disrespect
  45.  Courage to meet others who are different than you
  46.  Strength to deal
  47.  Moderation to get to tomorrow
  48.  Stamina for long days
  49.  Thankfulness for volunteers and staff
  50.  Joy for cheering on others

What did I forget on this list?

#pdxmarathon Hills. Oh my.

Oct 6, 2013   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Fun, Travel  //  No Comments

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Photos From #NoSQLNow Event

Aug 22, 2013   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Events, NoSQL, Speaking, Travel  //  No Comments

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Travel Photo – Sky

Jul 31, 2013   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Awesome, Blog, Fun, Travel  //  No Comments

Sometimes I get to see more than hotels, office buildings and airports.

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A Different Sort of Database and Data Visualization

Jul 9, 2013   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Data, Data Visualization, Fun, Snark, Space, Travel  //  2 Comments

This legacy database system was used throughout Cologne during my recent visit.  Do you know how to read it?

Scratch marks on Coaster.

 

I also wonder how far back it goes… And whether technology will eventually make it obsolete?

Stuff Their Databases Say

Jul 7, 2013   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Data, Data Stewardship, Snark, Travel  //  1 Comment

If you’ve been to one of my “Stuff Your Database Says” sessions, you know I collect photos of how my data is messed up by information systems.

Many of my frequent flyer friends can confirm that integration between airlines, even alliance partners, is plagued with problems.

Here’s today’s boarding pass. I call this my “secret international alias”.

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