The official PASS Blog is where you’ll find the latest blog posts from PASS community members and the PASS Board. Contributors share their thoughts and discuss a wide variety of topics spanning PASS and the data community.

January Board Meeting Outcomes: Our Strategic Direction and Portfolio Assignments

On January 24 and 25, the PASS Board met in Seattle, Washington, for the first strategy planning session for 2017. A packed agenda and critical discussions resulted in important and far-reaching decisions that will shape the future of PASS as an organization. Many of these decisions will be outlined ...

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PASS Educational Offerings at Summit

PASS exists to help people Connect, Share and Learn. Our global community is unique in its willingness to support their peers of data professionals learn, not only technically, but to grow personally as well. PASS helps facilitate that through each of its educational channels - local PASS Chapters ...

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Stepping Down

I have worked for the same employer for almost 19 years and have decided that it’s time to take on a new challenge.  I accepted a job with Microsoft and will start on January 9.  It’s an opportunity that I am over the moon about and it was a perfect fit for myself and my fami ...

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Filling Vacant Board Seat

I wanted to share a change to our current Board composition. Ryan Adams has resigned from his role as Director-at Large for the PASS Board and will be joining Microsoft effective January 9, 2017. Ryan’s resignation from the Board will be effective December 31, 2016. When a Director-at Large s ...

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The Civic Technology Movement

PASS is constantly striving to find new opportunities to engage not only within our own community of Data Professionals, but communities around the globe as well. We have recently been introduced to the exciting world of Civic Technology, a relatively new movement of people with technical skills w ...

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The Inaugural PASS Business Analytics Day – Don’t Miss Out!

PASS is delivering its first ever Business Analytics (BA) Day on January 11, 2017, in Chicago, IL. BA Day is an intensive day of training that is designed to give attendees a deep-dive into one of two BA streams: Advanced Analytics or Data Visualization. As leaders in providing educational content ...

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From Old to New

Two weeks ago at PASS Summit 2016, we had the opportunity to give our community members a sneak peek at the new PASS brand and website project that we’ve been working on for the better part of this year. To watch the reveal or see the brand come together, please watch it here. We chose to ...

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Media Advisory – PASS Summit 2016 Kicks off with a Bang

SEATTLE, October 26 – PASS Summit 2016 kicked off with over 6,000 total registrations, the largest turnout in the event’s history. Data professionals from 51 countries will descend on Seattle this week for PASS Summit 2016 for a week of in-depth training. Tech heavyweights like Dr. Josep ...

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PASS Board of Directors Portfolio Announcements

With the Elections now complete, the PASS Board of Directors met for their in-person board meeting at PASS Summit 2016 yesterday in Seattle. Last year, we announced portfolio assignments for the Directors-at-Large following the Summit board meeting. However, at this time, no assignments will be ...

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The Guidebook is Live! Program Materials onsite at PASS Summit 2016

Our Diamond Partner, Microsoft, will be making an exciting announcement this week at PASS Summit 2016, so until Tuesday morning, only the Guidebook will be available for schedule updates. This means that all printed program materials (Program Guide and Session Schedule) will be available for attende ...

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