Tag Archives: PASS

Learning from PASS Summit Feedback

I got my feedback the other day, and was a bit surprised by a comment. I wasn’t having a great day and posted a note on Twitter. Not the best idea, but I did get some validation back that others … Continue reading

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Random Pix from the 2018 PASS Summit

A few memories from me. First, a beautiful late arrival view. My first session feels a little lonely It started to fill a bit later A few selfies, Angela Mala Bert David Brent TJ and my view during a break … Continue reading

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November Data Platform Releases

This past week was the PASS Summit in Seattle. It’s an annual conference that attracts thousands of SQL Server and data platform professionals. I am lucky in that I usually get to attend, and this year was no different, although … Continue reading

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Vote for the PASS Board of Directors

Voting is open for the PASS Board of Directors. It’s a non-event this year, with three open positions and three candidates. That’s disappointing, as I would hope to see new candidates, new blood, and some change in the organization. I’m … Continue reading

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A Busy Summit

I’m only at the PASS Summit for two days, but they will be busy. If you’re at the event and want to find me, here’s my schedule. If you do see me, please feel free to say hi. If I … Continue reading

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A Summit Contest for registering by Sept 22

If you haven’t registered for the 2018 PASS Summit and plan to go, you might press to get registration done this week. Next week prices increase, but this week you can save. There is a promotion from PASS that will … Continue reading

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First Wave of Sessions for PASSSummit Now Available

The first wave of sessions for the #PASSSummit have been released. You can see the list at: http://www.pass.org/summit/2018/Learn/ConferenceSessions.aspx I am honored to have a session on the list. This year, I’ll be doing a session called Minimizing the Impact of … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to PASS and John Q Martin

Dear Mr. Martin and the PASS Organization, In the spirit of advocating for change in a public way, I’m writing this letter to ask you to revisit your policies and processes and embrace the transparency that we, members of the … Continue reading

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In Depth Learning at the PASS Summit

This past week the pre-conference sessions for the 2018 PASS Summit were released. There’s a good list of topics and speakers, returning and new presenters, that you can choose from. If you’re planning on attending the Summit, I would review the options … Continue reading

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Influence the Program

When I first started going to the PASS Summit, I was enthralled with the speakers, no matter what the topic. Meeting Kalen Delaney at the first Summit was a milestone in my career. In those early years, there weren’t many speakers, … Continue reading

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