On Day Two, Tuesday morning, we set foot in Key West and split up to see different sights around the island. Some cruisers rented scooters, some vegged out by the water, and some ran around chasing Key West’s wild chicken population. That afternoon, we regrouped on board for a Women in Technology session in the Shangri-La Lounge. We talked about community issues in a comfortable, casual environment that encouraged open discussion. We tried to figure out why SQLCruise had such a balanced ratio of women to men – nearly 50/50 – when so many other community events seem to be more male-dominated. After almost two hours of good conversations, we kicked off the next sponsored giveaway.
The Quest Through Your Laptop Bag game challenged cruisers to produce a variety of not-so-typical items out of their bag. Karen Lopez, aka @DataChick, won the second netbook – this one sponsored by Quest Software. We joked that it was only appropriate that women finished 1-2-3 in the event for the Women in Technology session, but we had no idea at the time that the trend was much bigger.