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Idea for PASS Summit 2010 – Share Your Other Passions

I’ve had the glimmer of this idea since I posted about the idea of bringing my chair to the 2009 PASS Summit. I’ve got a few other interests besides SQL Server, and so does everyone else. Probably more than a few of the attendees have a hobby that includes making something or showing off some interesting skill, so why not make that part of the social side of the event? What if we set up an area where everyone can display their work, maybe one or two items per person. Could be things for sale, for show, or maybe a raffle or auction.

In particular I like the idea of an auction or raffle, where some of the proceeds could go towards a good cause or two. My first idea – perhaps not the best – is to build a speaker fund to help chapters, but it might be just as interesting to fund a scholarship or just support a true charity.


I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.


Posted by Steve Jones on 30 September 2009

I'd be interested, I know we've got some talented people in the DBA world.

My suggestion would be a scholarship or a charitable contribution rather than a speaker fund.

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