PASS has updated the notes supporting the FY 2019 budget to answer the questions I raised in my earlier post. They also emailed me directly with those answers, an effort I appreciate. I’ve sent back some follow up questions and will post again if I get more info.Read more "PASS FY2019 Budget Notes Updated"
I just spent a few more minutes looking at the FY 2019 budget. It is hard to assess whether it’s good or not beyond being balanced (and that is based on hitting the revenue goal for Summit – if that comes in low, then adjustments would be required). I want to call out a couple […]Read more "Looking at the PASS FY 2019 Budget"
The call for applications for the Nominating Committee closes on Sep 10th. If you care about the future of PASS its a great way to engage. I’ve served on the committee a few times and it’s really interesting work.Read more "Volunteer for the PASS NomCom"
Yesterday I linked to two really interesting posts about PASS and I hope you read them. I’ll start with a couple thoughts about them: I admire the post from Steve for trying to do something with that’s available. It’s the essence of remembering that the perfect is the enemy of the good. Should we do […]Read more "More on Two Posts About PASS"
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?"
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"
It’s early days for thinking about the Summit, but as I wrote the post for yesterday about not submitting I was thinking about Game Night (which I hope continues) and trying to think what else we might do for a small(er) group given that we have rooms available. That took me back to something I’ve […]Read more "Thursday Night at the PASS Summit"