I read with interest the post from Bob Pusateri that discusses what seems to be the next iteration of the SQLSaturday logo. Informative, calm, and I thought had quite a few valid points. I don’t know that I can be as logical or as calm! Logically, I’d add to the list of concerns the signage […]Read more "Changing the SQLSaturday Logo?"
Notes on items I found interesting in the financial statement, recommend you download and read the entire document. Global Alliance Partner (GAP) dues decreased from $103k to $65k. This doesn’t seem like a lot of money either way, is this program successful? It looks like we lost $40k in foreign currency in 2015. Not sure […]Read more "Reviewing the 2016 PASS Audited Financials"
I’ve been catching up on stuff this week, including reading the January 2017 minutes. It was in-person meeting so a lot was covered. I don’t want to summarize it, you should read it, but there were some trends I noticed I wanted to comment on: Goals are frequently mentioned, but not shown. What was the […]Read more "Reading the January 2017 PASS Minutes"
I did a quick review of the 2017 PASS Budget. It’s not a page turner, but it has a lot of good information. I wish there as more context about some of the changes. The following isn’t a summary, just notes about areas I either care about or caught my eye: No revenue growth predicted […]Read more "Reviewing the PASS 2017 Budget"
I was just reading The PASS Board Guidance Policy . Overall a reasonable document and absolutely worth reading if you’re thinking about running for the Board. It is missing what I consider a key point about the Executive Committee, so I wanted to write a quick note on that. The Executive Committee (ExecCo in PASS lingo) are […]Read more "The PASS Executive Committee"
I think it was 2003 or 2004 when someone from PASS came to Orlando and helped start what became OPASS. They stressed the need to find speakers each month and the need to have multiple people involved so that the group wouldn’t die if someone moved on. The formula was find a sponsor, find a […]Read more "Thinking about Chapters (aka Groups)"
For many years the PASS Summit program committee has enforced a bright line rule – no sponsor content in the educational tracks. I always thought it was a good rule because it was easy to enforce and it made sure that sessions were educational (that is, not a veiled or not-so-veiled sales pitch). If you […]Read more "Should We Allow Paid Sponsor Presentations at PASS Summit?"