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Thanks to PASS - Free Laptop

It seems like the benefits of being involved in PASS just never stopped.  If you didn’t see the PASS newsletter sent out yesterday or the PASS website then you don’t know I won a laptop for creating a PASSPort profile

It all happened rather fast.  I got an email titled ‘Congratulations from PASS’ last week that had I not paid attention to the fact it said PASS I would have deleted assuming it was spam.  Luckily I saw PASS and opened it to find out I was the lucky winner.  They gave me the option of building my own Dell XPS with a pretty high limit on how much could be spent on it.

Unbelievably I received the laptop in Fedex yesterday, less than a week after I found out I won.  This was especially fast after Dell said the laptop wouldn’t be shipped until the 22nd. 

I want to publically thank PASS not only for the laptop but for everything it does in the SQL Server community.  If this doesn’t influence you to be involved in PASS in every possible way then I don’t know what will.

Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).


Posted by Bill Graziano on 15 January 2009

Congratulations!  And also thanks to DELL for sponsoring the giveaway.  

Bill Graziano (PASS Board of Directors)

Posted by andrew_hargett on 15 January 2009

Dude..you have won a Dell!

Congrats Devin and enjoy the laptop...hope to see you at PASS 2009 Conference!

Posted by Steve Jones on 15 January 2009


Hope it serves you well.

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