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"
Notes: 30 registered, 11 attended. No weather or traffic issues. Same as the last meeting we did not send a day of reminder. Torn on that. Attendance matters, but trying to keep the meeting management as simple as possible. Thinking to send once for the next meeting on Dec 5th. Dale Sullenberger presented on temporal […]Read more "Notes from the September 2018 SQLOrlando Meetup"
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"
We’ve been on a break with regards to most things SQL here in Orlando, but we’re getting things going again with a double-the-content meeting featuring Kendal Van Dyke and Tom Staab. This will be the first time we’ve held a meeting in downtown Orlando so I’m interested to see how that goes. We’ll also be […]Read more "SQLOrlando Meetup Coming Up on May 23, 2018"
Note: Published too soon, so lots of edits from the first version. Sorry for any confusion. I had a question from my earlier post about SQLOrlando with regards to setting up an umbrella organization, basically asking “instead of each Chapter doing all this work, why not have one org?”. Great idea, at least in theory (and […]Read more "Non Profit Umbrella Org – Good Idea?"
Following up on my post about forming a non profit here in Orlando, here are some notes that might help you get through the process a little faster: In the corporate filing for the state, use the IRS recommended language: Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, […]Read more "More Notes on Non Profit Status"