The Board of Directors has extended voting in the current election through October 14th. Read the post from President Thomas Larock about why and what you have to do to be eligible. Then head to Election HQ to review the candidates, ask questions, and read posts and endorsements from other PASS members.Read more "PASS Voting Extended Until October 14th"
I’ll be driving to Viera for the monthly Space Coast SQL Users Group meeting next week. Topic still to be decided, probably Learning Plans and something SQL, look for details on the web site today or tomorrow at http://spacecoast.sqlpass.org/.Read more "Speaking at Space Coast SQL Users Group on October 10th, 2014"
Notes from a speaker/volunteer perspective: It was a lot of fun to talk to the students at our Student to IT Pro Seminar. Interesting to hear their questions, easy to forget what it’s like to be a true beginner. 70 people in the seminar. Win! I had about 20 in my 9 am presentation. Went […]Read more "Notes On SQLSaturday Orlando #318"
This past week we did our first try at the Student to IT Pro Seminar, run concurrently with SQLSaturday Orlando. You can read why we did it at https://sqlandy.com/2014/09/the-student-to-it-pro-seminar-were-doing-at-sqlsaturday-orlando/. Some notes on the experience: We registered 85, had about 70 attend Mostly students, but we had a few from SQLSaturday that found it interesting We […]Read more "Notes On Our First Student to IT Pro Seminar"
This past Saturday we held our eight annual SQLSaturday. I’ll write some notes about the event and post today or tomorrow. The final registration count after marking 20-30 people as cancelled (things got hectic, was hard to track) was 640 (vs 344 last year) and our best effort on attendance count is 450 (and was […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan–Part 48"
Here’s my wish list: Fix the membership problem. One voter, one vote. That’s what we want. The current hack of requiring an updated profile is just that, a hack. Fixing this, making sure that elections are solid and that members have one permanent PASS identity leads to all kinds of good things. Skip the speaker […]Read more "Four Big Things PASS Could Do Next Year"
Notes: We sent out a final you haven’t paid for lunch reminder on Wed, asked for a reply if they were planning to bring their own. 20 or so are, so far. We don’t mind that they do of course, but it’s really valuable information because it’s another block of attendees we can confirm (or […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 47"
Registration count after some cancellations now at 577, way above my goal of 500. We’ve decided not to spend on LinkedIn this week, our numbers are good and we’re not thinking it would drive a lot. Tough call. I’d like to find out, but agree it’s money we can spend elsewhere. Sent the final message […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 46"
First, a reminder/disclaimer that I am serving on the PASS NomCom this year. The four candidates in the election are all qualified, I have no debate with that. I’ve waited until the slate was posted to make any public comment about the election. None of my comments here are based on anything I heard or […]Read more "Why I’m Only Casting One Vote This Year in the PASS Election"