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"
I had three ideas I considered submitting this year: Devops for the DBA SQL Checklists Learning Plans v2 I’ve presented the first topic a few times in different forms, still not quite figure out. I did the one on checklists once, but while I think its valuable, it needs some good quality checklists to go […]Read more "No Summit Submission This Year"
In February PASS President Grant Fritchey posted PASS Priorities FY 19 followed by An Open Letter to SQLSaturday Organizers, and then held an online town hall for SQLSaturday organizers in March to address some of the questions generated by the two posts. For all the messaging, the story remains a bit unclear, at least to me. Let […]Read more "Parsing the PASS Blog Posts about FY 19 and SQLSaturday"
Every year when many of the SQLSaturday event leaders meet at the Summit the topic of improvements to the tools comes up. Certainly the site has seen changes and improvements over the years, plus at least two new coats of paint (on the public site), but it’s never enough (with software, it never is). Invariably […]Read more "The Future of the SQLSaturday Tools"
Just a few notes: Weather on Wed was great, ok on Thurs, cold on Fri. Have had worse years! Felt like I saw fewer people this year (that I knew), in part due to arriving Wed after lunch and in part to many of them skipping the event due to Halloween Had a lot of […]Read more "Notes on the 2017 PASS Summit"