PASS is trying to find better ways to reach out to SQL Bloggers. They’re going to experiment with taking advantage of the new subgroup features offered by LinkedIn. Membership to the subgroup will come fromthose currently listed in the PASS blog directory. If you’re looking to get into a tighter, more direct, communication with the PASS organization, be sure you’ve got a LinkedIn account and that you get your blog listed on the PASS web site (requirements are pretty simple, blog regularly about SQL Server topics).
I have twenty+ years experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development and database administration. I work forRed Gate Software as a Product Evangelist. I write articles for publication at SQL Server Central, Simple-Talk, PASS Book Reviews and SQL Server Standard. I have published two books, ”Understanding SQL Server Execution Plans” and “SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled.” I’m one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group and its current president. I also work on part-time, short-term, off-site consulting contracts. In 2009 and 2010 I was awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. In the past I’ve been called rough, intimidating and scary. To which I usually reply, “Good.” You can contact me through grant -at- scarydba dot kom (unobfuscate as necessary).