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Stephanie Locke

Steph Locke wants to live in a world where everyone she encounters enjoys their jobs and is awesome. Since she's gifted with the inability to be daunted by a task, she's using her unbounded perkiness to bring awesomeness to the people. Living the dream as a data scientist, Steph spends her days getting value out of data and engineering solutions. When she’s not doing exceedingly fun stuff during the day, you can probably find her doing exceedingly fun stuff at a community event.  She runs three user groups in Cardiff and supports a number of others. As well as enjoying helping increase awesomeness locally, she's also tackling the task nationally! A veteran organiser of SQL Relay, Steph runs the Cardiff event growing it year on year, and has taken stints running the marketing, sponsorship and the whole conference to help bring more knowledge to the masses. She's now also helping to grow the R community with the development of satRdays. If it's not an event she's organised, then she's at someone else's event where they've been crazy enough to let her talk or help out at. EARL, SQLBits, SQL Relay and SQL Saturday organisers have all let Steph speak and help out, and most recently she was made a Microsoft Data Platform MVP recognising her gift of the gab and willingness to help out. 
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Being an Organised Sponsor (SCE p3) 30 Aug 2016
Being an Organised Sponsor is the third instalment of the Sponsoring Community Events series aimed at helping companies get to grips with sponsoring community events, and getting the most out of them. This post covers how to organise yourself and the common activities needed to get the most out of ...

Assessing Sponsorship Opportunities (SCE p2) 04 Aug 2016
Assessing Sponsorship Opportunities is the second instalment of the Sponsoring Community Events series aimed at helping companies get to grips with sponsoring community events, and getting the most out of them. This post covers some of the things that you should be thinking about when you are ...

Sponsorship Basics (SCE p1) 02 Aug 2016
Sponsorship Basics is the first installment of the Sponsoring Community Events series aimed at helping companies get to grips with sponsoring community events, and getting the most out of them. What is a community event? A community event is one organised by members of the community, as opposed to ...

New series: Sponsoring community events (SCE) 01 Aug 2016
Sponsoring community events – is it right for you? This new series of posts will take you through the things you need to know to help you decide. Over the coming weeks, this new series will go through the in’s and out’s of sponsoring community events. Community events are ...

Giving back with code 20 Jul 2016
From code in answers on Stack Overflow to R packages or full programs, there’s a lot of code being written and given away. This post examines some of the reasons why the people writing all that code do it, why you should consider giving back with code, and how you can get started. Finally, I ...