We’re almost at the end of the SQL side of things, just needing to send out notifications/reminders. I was torn here, I already had a proc to send a link to a single user, but using it here would mean a loop. Even if it was slow it wouldn’t matter, we do a handful of […]
Read more "Building a PASS Voting Solution – Part 4"
Another “didn’t know” for me, we have multiple feeds from PASS HQ that focus on various areas – grab the entire list from http://www.sqlpass.org/Home/RSS.aspx.
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Actually came out last week and I missed it, here is the link to the details of the nominating committee led by Immediate Past President and Big Kahuna Wayne Synder! Call for nominations will open June 23, 2010 – watch sqlpass.org for details on that.
Read more "PASS 2010 Election Nominating Committee Announced"
As will happen from time to time, we’ve had two changes on the schedule, wanted to make sure everyone catches them so as not to show up and have no one there! SQLSaturday #45 in Louisville has been moved to January 22, 2011. This will be their second annual event, in the snow this time! […]
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Today we’ll look at the server side code portion of the solution. I’m definitely in favor of stored procs, so that’s what you’ll see here. I typically only handle errors within a proc if I have the ability to do something there to fix the problem, otherwise I raise them back to the application. I […]
Read more "Building a PASS Voting Solution – Part 3"
The minutes of the June 2010 Board meeting have been posted and if you haven’t read them yet, you missed a minor but interesting vote embedded there – we’ve voted to hold an event in Orlando in late April/early May 2011 that will consist of 2 full days of sessions plus 1 day of pre-con […]
Read more "PASS Update #34 (The “Spring Event”!)"
Yesterday I wrote about deciding to build a quick and dirty voting solution. Or to try to at least! Should be interesting to see how I fare with you all:-) Here are the tables I ended up with: As you might guess Ballot holds the overall description of what is being voted on, BallotDetail […]
Read more "Building a PASS Voting Solution – Part 2"
We had adjusted our meeting date to work around previous commitments for both Jack Corbett and I, and that may have been a factor in the low turnout of 13 attendees, along with the hard rain shower around 4 pm. Started just a couple minutes late, ran through the standard PASS chapter deck and talked […]
Read more "Notes from the June 2010 oPASS Meeting"
It’s been almost a month since my last update, too long! I’ve put up separate posts on my unplanned and off the cuff voting booth project, trying to give PASS a better solution for voting this year than we had last year. A good 10 hour project to get a minimal solution done, now just […]
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Last year for the annual Board of Directors election we used Zoomerang as our e-voting solution. It’s not the worst solution – easy to use, low cost, no real testing to do. But in practice it caused some pain. Quite a few emails to voters were lost to spam filters and we didn’t have a […]
Read more "Building a PASS Voting Solution – Part 1"