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Going to SharePoint Conference North America? Check out the Diversity & Inclusion Program

Going to SharePoint Conference North America? Check out the Diversity & Inclusion Program

Announcing the Inaugural SharePoint Conference North America 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Program sponsored by Microsoft.  

If you are heading to Las Vegas, May 21-23, 2018 for SharePoint Conference NA 2018, mark your calendar for our Diversity & Inclusion Programming all week at the event. 

There is No Benefit to the Doubt

There is No Benefit to the Doubt

In observing many people present ideas, pitches, and presentations over the years, I continue to hear the following phrases in meetings:

“Well, you know, um, I think that…”

“Well, maybe, we could…”

“I’m not sure about this, however….”

“This may not be the best idea, but….”

These are all examples of “Doubt language.”

It's All Your Fault - @theswingshiftco

It's All Your Fault - @theswingshiftco

I often tell certain people in my life that “it’s all your fault.”

And with Nancy McSharry-Jensen it is her fault. It’s her fault that I have this beautiful career working in and around Microsoft.

With Grace.

With Grace.

If you don’t know who Grace Hopper is, you should.

In 1944, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer

Invented the first compiler for a computer programming language

Popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages

which led to the development of COBOL

one of the first high-level programming languages. And there is an amazing conference in her honor that is held every year.