Last week PASS sent out an email saying that on June 15 all the tweets from @sqlsat would be changed to come from @sqlpass (and no more “attending” tweets”). The next day the deadline was moved to June 22 in response to feedback. You can read the official post here. Handled well? Probably not. Is […]Read more "What Twitter Account Should SQLSaturday Use?"
Notes: Due to travel delays I missed the speaker dinner. I missed the chance to catch up and meet new people, but I have to admit the introvert in me enjoyed a quiet evening before a busy Saturday. That’s not to suggest that I will plan to miss more, it’s an invaluable networking opportunity (if […]Read more "Notes on SQLSaturday South Florida 2018"
Late writing notes! 55 registered, 28 attended. Not bad, and about on track for expected 50% drop. Really, 28 made for a good meeting. Posted to meetup, one email out to the oPASS/MagicPASS list, so by design not doing a lot of extra messaging. First meeting downtown, but strangely almost no one attending worked downtown! […]Read more "Notes on the May 2018 SQLOrlando Meetup"
Continuing the notes I wrote in Update #1, got a few more things done last week: Received confirmation that the event was approved, good! Logged in to the admin site and did these things (about 10 mins): Set the call for speakers end date Picked vegetarian as a lunch option (there are others you can […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 – Planning Update #2"
We’ve just opened up registration and the call for speakers for our 12th SQLSaturday here in Orlando. We did #1 back before we numbered them and this year we’re an astounding #801. It’s fun to watch that number keep increasing! The call for speakers will end on July 20th. We encourage speakers to submit at […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 Registration is Open"
Each year I try to capture a little more on how to set things up here in Orlando. Right now its all in one spreadsheet with a bunch of tabs. Low tech, but good enough for now. Here’s what I’ve done so far: Mar 1. Reserved our date for this year, Oct 6th. As always, […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 – Planning Update #1"
Last week Wendy Pastrick of the PASS Board posted PASS Election 2018 Timeline. It’s a good post for a few reasons: It signals changes to an existing process (which leaves time for discussion/uproar as needed and any resulting course corrections) It explains why the change is being made It has measurable goals (though I’d argue that […]Read more "Thoughts on the 2018 (and beyond) PASS Elections – Part 1"