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Category: PASS General

2017 PASS Elections

It’s that time again! Time for us to prepare for the 2017 PASS Board of Directors elections. That starts with the formation of the Nomination Committee (NomCom). Last year we made important changes to the way we form our NomCom to ensure we have a balanced perspective and a practiced group to ...

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Developer Content at PASS Summit 2017

As Tim Ford recently explained, PASS has observed a growth in members who identify as developers. The PASS Board is committed to working strategically across portfolios to meet the educational needs of this growing developer audience while continuing to serve our established community of DBAs, archi ...

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SQLSaturday: Highlights on the New Look

I am pleased to share that the new SQLSaturday website is now live! We have updated the look and feel as another step in both the modernization of our websites and in the unveiling of the new PASS branding.  The new SQLSaturday logo fits with the fresh new branding first shared at PASS Summit ...

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PASS Summit 2017: New Process for Call for Speakers

The PASS Summit Call for Speakers opens tomorrow and I want to clarify some of our process changes this year. To begin, I want to acknowledge all the hard work the program committee and additional community volunteers have put into the Summit program so far. The strategic vision of the Board is dri ...

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PASS Builds on Its Developer Relationships

Last summer, I shared with you that PASS conducted a survey to help us better understand our membership makeup. This process gave us insight into different audiences, training needs, preferred technologies, and learning preferences about our members. This marked a more strategic approach to how PASS ...

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Board Q&A Town Hall - Summit Program Innovation

Last Thursday on April 13, PASS held two town hall meetings to give members the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the PASS Summit program and the speaker selection process. I would like to thank the participants for engaging with us, sharing your concerns, and exchanging ideas. I ...

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Mapping Out PASS Summit Content Based on How You Do Your Job

PASS is shifting gears to keep up with the fast-changing nature of the global data landscape. As part of this evolution, the Summit program is moving to a content driven approach to better serve the community, and the breadth of functions involved in the data world. Changes are already underway with ...

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Chris Woodruff Appointed PASS Director, Community Development

I am excited to share with you that on March 23, the PASS Board voted on an appointment to fill the vacant Director-at-Large seat for Director, Community Development. Previously held by Ryan Adams, the appointment was unanimously supported and Chris Woodruff has officially stepped into this vacant s ...

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Changes to the PASS Summit 2017 Program, Pre-Conference Call for Interest, and a Community Survey

Exciting innovation is coming to this year’s PASS Summit program. With the Board committed to deliver the best possible educational experience for attendees, PASS has conducted industry research over the last few months to assess the Summit program. Current data points to the need for a substa ...

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Looking Ahead at the Future of Virtual Groups

Growth of our Virtual Groups has been incredible since they began 10 years ago. With 30 Virtual Groups (VGs), including eight with language-based content, we have delivered over 25,000 hours of online education so far during this fiscal year 2017. With the growth of our virtual and on-demand learnin ...

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