WIT (Women in Technology) is an important topic for us all. At least 3 of us who work with the AtlantaMDF and SQL Saturday #41 have only daughters so it’s not just important to us–it’s our legacy. When I got back from SQL Saturday #29 in Birmingham my daughter promptly stole the Telerik Ninja shirt that I had won.
To make a long story short, I really liked that shirt and I have heard good things about Telerik from developers like Sahil Malik ( blog | twitter ). I decided to track down the sponsor and see if they would sponsor SQL Saturday #41 in Atlanta. They said they’d be happy to. I also mentioned that my daughter stole my shirt (without mentioning what the shirt looked like). A week later a box of swag arrived at my house and when I opened it I knew I’d need to hide them from the aspiring Geekette. I took a handful to give out at SQL Saturday #31 in Chicago they got great reactions.
C# MVP Chris Eargle ( blog | twitter ) will be presenting on RESTful Data at #SQLSat41 and will also be available to answer any questions that people have about Telerik and their products. If you would like to check out their products ahead of time just explore the demos available out at their website.
I love seeing companies get involved in our technical community. If you work with WIT, are organizing a SQL Saturday or even just a future User Group meeting and would like to get in touch with Telerik please drop me a comment or shoot me an email and I’ll put you in touch with them.
Oh and in case you didn’t notice. Telerik also sent along a copy of the Premium Collection to raffle off. I have heard nothing about great things from developers about these tools so I wouldn’t mind winning this myself.