Archive for category: PASS

PASS Summit 2015 Women in Technology Luncheon Live Blog

29 October, 2015 (13:52) | Live Blog, PASS, Professional Development | By: Mark V

Getting ready for the Women in Technology luncheon.  

PASS Summit 2015 Keynote Live Blog – Day 2

29 October, 2015 (10:06) | Live Blog, PASS, Professional Development, SQL | By: Mark V

Good morning! It’s almost time for the Day 2 keynote!  

PASS Summit 2015 Keynote Live Blog – Day 1

28 October, 2015 (10:09) | Live Blog, PASS, Professional Development, SQL | By: Mark V

The PASS Summit Day 1 Keynote is about to get under way.  

PASS Board of Directors Election

17 September, 2015 (22:20) | PASS | By: Mark V

Greetings. It’s time to vote for the open PASS Board of Directors positions. I want to start by thanking some folks. Thank you to the Nomination Committee for their time and effort on this process: Bill Grazziano Grant Fritchey Robert Davis Lori Edwards Bob Pusateri I would like to thank the four candidates, all of […]

PASS Summit 2014 PASS Board Q and A

17 November, 2014 (10:00) | Interviews, PASS, Summit | By: Mark V

At PASS Summit 2014 in Seattle, I attended a couple Q and A sessions with the PASS Board of Directors members. There were three such sessions. I missed the general Q and A as my Summit presentation was at that same time. Rather than try to capture the play by play of everything, I decided […]

PASS Summit 2014 Live Blog – Keynote Day 2

6 November, 2014 (10:10) | Live Blog, PASS, SQL, Summit | By: Mark V

Good morning. It is time for the fabtastical Day 2 Keynote here at PASS Summit. Attendees are filing and we will get started in a few minutes.

PASS Summit 2014 Live Blog – Keynote Day 1

5 November, 2014 (10:01) | Live Blog, PASS, SQL, Summit | By: Mark V

Good morning from Seattle. I will be live blogging the Keynotes today and tomorrow. Things will get started shortly.

PASS Voting Extension

30 September, 2014 (11:31) | PASS | By: Mark V

Greetings. PASS announced over the weekend that they were extending the deadline for updating your PASS Profile in order to be eligible to vote in the current Board of Directors Election. See the announcement from PASS President Thomas LaRock. It is important that we all have our chance to cast our vote for the open […]

We Are PASS

27 September, 2014 (09:10) | PASS | By: Mark V

If you have been following the recent difficulties around the PASS election of Board Members, you will no doubt have noticed a climate of negativity and sometimes bashing. This has made me really sad to see in a community that I care a lot about. Rather than provide yet another blog post that goes into […]

My PASS Summit 2014 Submission Feedback

3 July, 2014 (16:50) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, Summit | By: Mark V

Speakers have been asking PASS for feedback regarding their Summit submissions for a few years. This year, following a bit of a heated “discussion,” PASS announced that session feedback would be available upon request. I, like so many other speakers had done, applaud this decision. PASS did make it clear that the both the quantity […]