Greetings from Grant!

PASS President, Grant Fritchey gives an overview of the April 2019 PASS Connector!

Join the Celebration - PASS Turns 20!

PASS’ 20th birthday is this Friday, April 05, 2019 and you’re invited to join the celebration! The PASS Board of Directors has already kicked off the festivities, and we are holding a fun contest on the PASS Twitter account this week.

Complete daily challenges for the chance to score a SWEET swag bag of PASS-themed items. What are you waiting for? Join in on the fun today! Terms and Conditions apply.

24 Hours of PASS: 20 Years of PASS - Past Learnings and Future Visions

Starting in just a few hours, this edition will explore how experienced presenters—and a few rising stars—plan to take their data estate forward in the next 20 years, through 24 back-to-back webinars.

With topics spanning across Architecture, Data Management, and Analytics streams, this virtual event will feature content relevant for all data professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve.

Melissa Joins the PASS Knowledge Partner Program!

Melissa has been a leading provider of global identity verification and data quality solutions for more than 30 years, and as a knowledge partner, will be involved in PASS’ content strategy by creating engaging content for our community.

PASS Community Spotlight

Learn how the PASS Community provides support and growth opportunities for members through mentorship.
Kevin Hill provides an update on training and mentorship as part of his apprentice program
Nujcharee Haswell (Ped) shares how finding a mentor and a strong community helped her step outside of her comfort zone.
Tracy Boggiano highlights how she has both benefited from and contributed to mentorship in the PASS community.

Do you have content you’d like to share with the community? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us at

Data Privacy Week: Navigating the New World with Redgate and PASS

From firsthand global data privacy tales, to 10 steps you can take to be data compliant worldwide – join Redgate and PASS for a knowledge-packed week of free online events.

Apply for the PASS Summit Blogger Program

Do you want to receive priority access to PASS Summit updates, on-site press activities, and exclusive interviews with vendors and PASS Board members – PLUS, a sweet discount to PASS Summit 2019? Apply before April 25, 2019 at 23:59 UTC to be considered for the PASS Summit Blogger Program.

Database Circus!

Jumping through performance management hoops? Juggling multiple database platforms? Escape the DBA clown car.

PASS Summit 2019: Pre-Conference Speakers Announced

Meet our top-rated, expert pre-conference speakers who will bring you innovative content to propel your learning and grow your skills. These full day sessions will cover DAX, PowerBI, DevOps, Docker and Kubernetes, SQLServer 2019, PowerShell, T-SQL and more; you don’t want to miss out.

Live Optics in 10 Minutes

In this webinar, Dell EMC will address the most common customer concerns and challenges around Live Optics. Live Optics is free, online software you can use to collect, visualize, and share data about your IT environment and workloads.

And the Outstanding Volunteer Award Goes To…

Ray Almonte is a long-time member and volunteer of the South Florida SQL Server Users Group, where he has provided support to PASS Local Group meetings for many years. He has volunteered at every edition of SQLSaturday South Florida, where he has assisted with pre-event tasks, on-site registration, and making sure speakers are set up and prepared to deliver their sessions.
Congratulations, Ray!

Upcoming Virtual Events

Networking Strategies - Charlotte Click

Sunday, April 14. 01:00 UTC


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