Did you know that PASS has virtual chapters, allowing members to participate in virtual meetings that are geographically agnostic? One such group is the PASS BI Virtual Chapter which serves those interested in SQL Server business intelligence related topics. Meetings are held via LiveMeeting, typically on a weekday around midday to allow a virtual lunch-and-learn experience. I’ve attended several of these sessions and have presented at one of them, and found the experience as both attendee and presenter to be positive and useful.
Starting this week, I will be taking on a larger role with this group. The chapter leader, Amy Lewis, is taking a few months off for maternity leave, so during her absence I’ll be helping to find speakers, facilitate meetings, and publicize the group. I’ve also been asked to see if there are others who are interested in volunteering their time to help with this virtual chapter.
So if you’re looking for online opportunities to learn more about SQL Server business intelligence, or if you’re interested in speaking or volunteering with this group, let me know. You can find more information about this chapter as well as videos, past presentation materials, and a schedule of upcoming events on the virtual chapter website at http://bi.sqlpass.org.