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PASS Elections - Winners Announced!

We are pleased to announce the 2017 PASS Board Election Results!

This year's winning candidates as voted by the PASS community are:

John Martin – EMEA Seat
Chris Yates – US/Canada Seat
Diego Nogare – Open seat

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PASS Elections - Balloting is Now Open

The 2017 PASS Board of Directors election is now open through September 26, 2017 at 19:00 UTC.

There are three seats up for election:

  • One US/Canada and open regional seat

  • One EMEA and open regional seat

  • One open seat with no regional restrictions

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PASS Elections - Twitter Chat Sessions

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Twitter Chat elections campaigning sessions, taking place over two time slots on Tuesday, September 19, 2017:
10am PDT/17:00 UTC 
1pm PDT/20:00 UTC 

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PASS Elections - Candidate Slate Announced

The PASS Board is pleased to announce that five candidates will be running in the 2017 election 

 candidates have been listed in alphabetical order by last name and the seat they are eligible to run for.

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New Leadership for the DevOps Virtual Group

PASS Community member William Wolf (@SQLWareWolf) has officially taken over leadership of the renamed DevOps Virtual Group; previously known as the Infrastructure Virtual Group.

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Microsoft: A Global SQLSaturday Partner

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has further increased their commitment and investment in the PASS organization by becoming a Global SQLSaturday Partner! Microsoft has always been an important supporter of SQLSaturday events and this year, they have increased that support by committing to sponsor each and every SQLSaturday around the globe (July 2017 - June 2018)!

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Quest Case Study: A PASS Global Alliance Partner Spotlight


PASS empowers data professionals who leverage Microsoft technologies to connect, share, and learn through networking, knowledge sharing, and peer-based learning.

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PASS Director-at-Large Profile: Tim Ford

Tim Ford shared his insights and experiences as a PASS Director-at-Large, just in time for the Board applications opening on August 16. To find out more about the “Why Run” campaign and how to apply visit the PASS Board Applications page. How did you first become involved...

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A Lazy Data Scientist’s Toolkit

By Mark Wilcock In 2006, I was thrown a difficult analytics task. My failure to make inroads into it haunts me and influences the choice of tools I use for analyzing and visualizing data even today.  I was working for an investment bank in the risk management department. The bank had...

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