Yesterday, as PASS ballots went out via email, people started asking why they weren’t getting ballots: @sqlpass There's something broken here – I never got any emails about updating my profile. I'm a PASS member, I should get to vote. — Paul Randal (@PaulRandal) September 24, 2014 https://twitter.com/GavinPayneUK/status/515035419936038912 @wendy_dance I'm not elligible? I've been volunteering, helping run the Denver group, and pulling of SQL Sats… #sqlpass #passvotes — Mike Fal (@Mike_Fal) September 24, 2014 @sqlpass this is not cool – @KimberlyLTripp doesn't have a vote either. Can you fix this please? — Paul Randal (@PaulRandal) September 24, 2014 So how…Read
PASS (the artist formerly known as the Professional Association for SQL Server) is about to hold their Board of Directors election. There are 3 spots open, and 4 people in the running. James Rowland-Jones is currently on the PASS Board, and this is his first time running for re-election. I wholeheartedly, wildly endorse James because I’m biased. I’ve known him for years in several capacities: As a sponsor manager – I worked with him back in my Quest Software days when I was an evangelist and he was managing vendor relationships for SQLbits. As a coauthor – on our book, Pro SQL…Read
tl;dr – I’m voting for Grant, James, and Wendy. There are 3 open spots, and 4 people running. This means you have to pick one person who won’t get in. I’m a data guy, so I made a spreadsheet of what’s important to me: PASS Board of Directors Candidates When I elect somebody to a volunteer position, I want to know what they accomplish. Ideally, they blog and tweet about what they’re doing, but I understand that not everybody likes to communicate that way. Just in case, I also read the PASS Board of Directors meeting minutes looking for what they’ve…Read
The rules this year are clearer than ever, and that’s awesome. But you’d better actually read them (warning: Word docx), because there’s a few doozies like this one: “All campaigning must promote PASS in a positive manner. Campaigning that breaks the stated rules or brings PASS into disrepute may be challenged by any PASS member.” Keep in mind that you’ll be running against PASS Board of Director members up for re-election. You can’t say anything negative about them or the choices the organization made while they were in office. You probably think what you’re saying is fine, but remember that “any PASS…Read
You, dear reader, have a real job that doesn’t afford you the ability to follow this kind of gossip, so lemme bring you up to speed. Dec 28 – Board Election Results Announced The Professional Association for SQL Server held their elections for Board of Directors, the people who shape the direction of the community, SQLSaturdays, and the annual PASS Summit. Here’s the final tally: Adam Jorgensen – 1,026 Denise McInerney – 990 Rob Farley – 958 Sri Sridharan – 781 Kendal Van Dyke – 762 Geoff Hiten – 526 There were 3 spots open, so Adam, Denise, and Rob…Read
Hi. I’m Brent.
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I co-founded Brent Ozar Unlimited to help make your SQL Server go faster. I also maintain sp_Blitz® and the open source First Responder Kit repo.