I’m trying Trello this year to manage both SQLSaturday and our other events. Part of that is giving the whole team visibility of the work that remains to be done, part is having artifacts that are reusable (if not perfectly) year over year, and part is just having a system better than what we have […]Read more "Trello For The User Group"
For those who haven’t used the admin tools for SQLSaturday when an event is created there are a set of messages loaded automatically. It’s up the event admin if they want to approve them, edit them, or delete them (one at a time). It’s one of the parts I wrote a long time ago and […]Read more "SQLSaturday Automatic Messages"
One of the interesting but not often used features of the SQLSaturday tools is the announcement/news (in the admin tools, its Message Center | Announce News) to do mini-blog post type messages that show up on the home page. Below you can see a sample of ones we’ve set up for Orlando this year. One […]Read more "Using the Announcement/News Part of SQLSaturday"
We’ll be event number 911, set for September 28th at our usual location at Seminole State College. Maybe something interesting to do there as far as a theme. Call for speakers is open and we’re looking for pre-cons (send quickly, we’ll be deciding in the next week or so). I have two personal goals for […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2019 Begins"
Misc notes: Jax. Ice cream break in the afternoon is nice, but the waffle cones on site make all the difference, the smell is hard to miss! Jax. Rooms in two different locations is harder. This isn’t uncommon (Tampa had a variation of this) and it’s worth extra effort to help people to find the […]Read more "Notes from Jacksonville, Atlanta, and South Florida"
In order to vote you have to have filled out your profile on PASS.org. Rather than guess, take a minute to login and go to https://www.pass.org/MYPASS.aspx?viewctl=MyProfile. If you’re eligible you’ll see this message at the bottom of the page: If you aren’t eligible, fill in blanks and save until you are! No, it’s not quite […]Read more "Make Sure You’re Eligible to Vote in the 2019 PASS Election"
If you haven’t read the proposed changes yet you should do that first and form your own opinion before reading mine. Thoughts here are high level, not a line by line analysis. The most important change is the dilution of elected Directors. We’re decreasing that from 6 to 4 while increasing the appointed members by […]Read more "Changes to the PASS Bylaws"