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So long and thanks for the fish…

This marks my last post as a SQLPASS Board member.  I learned a lot during my year of service and I thank everyone involved for this opportunity.  I would especially like to thank the Chapter leaders and Regional Mentors for Virtual Chapters who (mostly) patiently taught me about Virtual Chapters.   I hope the changes I put in place will help strengthen and grow VCs and PASS going forward.  I would also like to thank every one who encouraged me to reach beyond my comfort zone and accept a leadership position within the PASS organization.  My overall principle was to be...

posted @ Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4:06 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ PASS ]

PASS Election Process 2011

Two years ago I wrote about how screwed up the SQL PASS elections process was, mainly due to the small candidate to seat ratio. That post included a harsh comment comparing the election to a game of musical chairs. Last year several of my colleagues urged me to run for the board, putting my seat where my mouth is (hmm, that doesn’t sound quite right). That led to being involved with the most controversial election ever for PASS, although the controversy was not about me. We listened and created an Election Review Committee to improve the process. My view is we had a process that...

posted @ Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:07 AM | Feedback (4) | Filed Under [ PASS ]

PASS Summit Location

Both Tom LaRock and Andy Warren recently posted blogs on PASS Summit 2013 locations. As was announced at the 2010 Summit, we have a contract that keeps the Summit in Seattle for 2011 and 2012. 2013 is the next "unhomed" Summit. One of the largest areas of contention during the recent PASS Board of Directors elections was the location of the Summit. I am surprised the keynote sessions didn't erupt into a Lite-beer-esque "More Locations" vs. "Seattle is Great" chant this year. We had a similar issue in the Atlanta user group a few years back. We started moving the location...

posted @ Wednesday, February 02, 2011 10:52 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ SQL General PASS ]

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