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Next Meeting: Thu, Oct 19 2017



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Impostor Syndrome: Are You Faking It & Will they Find Out??

Summary: Have you ever thought to yourself “All these people think I’m smarter than I really am" or "I really don’t know what I’m doing, they're going to figure out I'm a fraud!” If yes, then you suffer from the Impostor Syndrome. And despite all the accomplishments, awards and accolades, you still doubt yourself. It’s rampant in the modern day tech workplace, and the fear will make you shrink back from opportunities. You dismiss praise. You overcompensate by working harder, being charming and demanding perfection from yourself. What would happen if you were released from this bondage, and kicked your impostor to the curb? In this session, learn 3 powerful techniques that can help to improve your confidence and silent that annoying voice in your head!

Presenter:Mindy Curnutt

Bio: Mindy Curnutt is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has been actively involved in the SQL Server Community since 2000, and currently serves as the Director of Communications for NTSSUG. She regularly presents at User Groups, SQL Saturdays and Conferences throughout North America. She was a SME for both the SQL 2012 and 2014 Certification Exams, and is the co-author of a brand new book, just out "Let Her Finish - Voices from the Data Platform". Mindy served on the PASS Summit Abstract Review Committee in 2013 and 2014, and has been one of the PASS Summit Program Managers for the last three years. She recently started her own Data Platform Consulting Practice, Mindy Curnutt & Associates Consulting.

Meeting starts: 6:00 pm with food and a QA session

Presentation: 6:30 pmto 7:30 pm

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft Las Colinas Offices
7000 North Highway 161 , Building LC-1
Irving Texas 75039

Afterward socializing: If there is interest, we will gather at NYLO (1001 W Royal Ln, Irving, TX 75039) to casually socialize

(these are simply notices and not condoned or guaranteed by NTSSUG)

Girls and Data Workshop Update

NTSSUG provided 10 scholarships for Dallas / Fort Worth Area Junior High School Girls to attend a 3 Hour Workshop called Girls and Data. The workshop took place at Westwood Junior High School in Dallas, Richardson School District, on Saturday, September 30th. Two workshops took place and over 52 girls in total were able to attend. The workshop drew attention and the Charlotte, NC User Group wasn't going to be outdone! They sponsored a Girls and Data workshop on Saturday, October 13th, in conjunction with their SQL Saturday event. 24 girls were able to attend that event. Now both Atlanta and Cleveland are wanting to talk about hosting an event of their own, and news is that Nashville is considering it. Apparently, NTSSUG is setting a good example.Below is a pic, and here is a link to a full album of photos from the event.

(these are simply notices and not condoned or guaranteed by NTSSUG)

Dashboard in a Day - Irving, TX.

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Microsoft, in partnership with Orion Systems Integrators, invites you to attend a free Power BI Dashboard in a Day training in Irving on 11-02-2017.

This practical, full-day, hands-on experience led by a specialized Power BI instructor is designed to give you broad exposure to the different functionalities of the product.

At the end of the training, you’ll be able to:
Connect to, import, and transform data from a variety of sources.
Build real data models.
Author and publish business intelligence reports.
You’ll also learn how to customize and securely share your creations for collaboration with other groups inside your organization, including through mobile devices.
PASS Summit is where the world's largest community for technical data professionals come together for a week of learning, networking, career development, and fun. Now entering its eighteenth year,Summit is a leading event in the annual industry calendar. ... To find out more or to register, visit PASS Summit 2017.

Use this coupon code for $150 your registration - LC15WKQ6

The following NTSSUG Members will be speaking at PASS Summit this year:
Upcoming US SQL Saturdays

To see the schedule or register for any of the following to to

686 - 10/28/2017: Oregon
694 - 12/9/2017: Providence, RI
693 - 12/9/2017: Washington, DC
708 - 2/3/2018: Cleveland, OH
696 - 2/10/2018: Redmond, WA
699 - 2/24/2018: Tampa, FL

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