Part of having 501c(3) status is figuring out where and how it might make a difference. Applying for non profit status with PayPal is one of the experiments. It took about 5 minute to apply; needed the tax id, a copy of the letter from the IRS, and a bank statement. I just got the […]Read more "PayPal for Non Profits"
I’ve always been in favor of trying to use the PASS tools and web site as much as possible, but it’s hard to argue again the discoverability of Meetup. Certainly we get people joining the list via PASS, but we seem to get more new people that actually attend via Meetup. Meetup isn’t free, but […]Read more "PASS, Meetup, and Sponsors"
Notes: 19 attendees out of 44 registered SQLGrease sponsored Solid hour of networking before the meeting started, managed to get everyone talking to someone 2 presentations, one on performance tuning by Franklin Yamamoto, one on DBATools.IO by William Durkin delivered remotely at 2am his time (incredible on a lot of levels) In between the presentations […]Read more "Notes from the December 2018 SQLOrlando Meetup"
Part of the decision of setting up a non profit is committing to a bit more than minimal effort when it comes to keeping track of the money. We’re still early days on that journey but I thought I’d share some of what we have set up so far. We have one bank account with […]Read more "Managing the Money for SQLOrlando"
This was the 20th PASS Summit, a decent milestone! Interesting to pause and think, what will the Summit look like in another 20 years? Notes from this year: Flew out on Monday, uneventful. Arrived in Seattle around 1130 and was able to get my room right away at the Motif. Good start to the week. […]Read more "Notes From the 2018 PASS Summit (v20)"
A few weeks back I wrote Some Thoughts on How To Prepare to Serve on the PASS Board of Directors. The responses I heard, especially during the Summit last week, had two themes: Recommending that much preparation will deter many candidates from running/is the bar for serving really that high? What is the value in […]Read more "Reasons to Serve on the PASS Board of Directors"
It turns out that the 2019 Summit and Ignite will be held the same week in 2019, see this post from Grant for details. It’s definitely a terrible situation for PASS, either compete to some degree (perhaps more for speakers and MS employees than attendees) or try to exit a contract and find a new […]Read more "PASS Summit 2019 or Microsoft Ignite 2019?"