Returning to the post about Making SQSaturday Sustainable (see also a follow post about addressing concerns) it mentioned two topics that I wanted to look at more; the ROI for PASS and the decrease in funding to events. For the past few years the standard has been for PASS to sponsor each SQLSaturday at a […]Read more "The ROI of SQLSaturday for PASS & Decreased Event Funding"
In a post titled The Future of the BA Community PASS announced that there would be no Business Analytics conference in 2017 and that the new strategy would be multi pronged, focused on local groups and events. I’ve never been a fan of the concept of the BAC so it was with mixed emotions I […]Read more "The End of the BAC–Why?"
Last week PASS published some new guidance for SQLSaturday that sets a 600 mile rule (has since been updated, still keeps the radius) to keep events from being held too close together and another that reduces the funding from PASS for most events. I appreciate the stated goals, find myself a bit frustrated at the […]Read more "600 Miles, Limits, Fears, and Possibilities for SQLSaturday"
Really late linking to it, Should I Stay or Go is about being more assertive about making the decision to change jobs or projects. It’s easy to decide to leave when things are terrible, much harder when it less than optimum – because most jobs are!Read more "SSC Editorial: Should I Stay or Go?"
Last week Karla Landrum announced that she will be leaving her position as Community Evangelist later this year after five years. That means change for PASS and for us and for Karla, but just the nature and scale of that pending change illustrates how much Karla has done in the those five years. Karla was the […]Read more "Karla Set the Standard"
I’ve spent most of my career using VSS and TFS, mainly because that’s what was being used. Better any source control than none. Now I’m working with a tam that uses Git, so I’m learning enough to check-in changes and merge and clean and the other basics. I’ve gathered a few resources, you’ll probably use […]Read more "GIT Learning Resources"