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Archives: August 2010

Last Place? Doesn’t Matter.

As the debate rages on about the PASS election I want to share my thoughts about being a candidate that was eliminated and the fact that scores were released to the public.

First I want to thank everyone who has supported me both publicly and privately throughout the election process. … Read more

6 comments, 178 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 23 August 2010

Didn’t Make the Cut

So the slate has been announced, so now I feel like I can talk about not making the cut.  Based on the interview scores, bottom of this page, I clearly blew the interview.  I also want to clarify that I knew I hadn't made the cut when I posted,…

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2 comments, 178 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 18 August 2010

Reaction to Steve Jones Missing the Cut

If you read this blog I’m sure you read Steve Jones’ blog as well, so you know that the PASS Nominating Committee did not recommend that he be included on the slate for consideration by eligible voters.  You also know that this has caused a bit of a stir… Read more

2 comments, 153 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 18 August 2010

Growing PASS Step Two: Value

In Growing PASS Step One: Communication I talked about how I think that PASS could grow by communicating the vision and goals of the organization clearly and in a place that is easy to find.  This post continues on the theme of communication by adding value. 

As a local chapter… Read more

2 comments, 148 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 17 August 2010

PASS Nominating Committee Interview

As my regular readers know I applied to be part of the PASS Board of Directors.  The process starts with a written application which is evaluated by the Nominating Committee, you can see this years average scores here.  I was fortunate enough to make it through this first step… Read more

1 comments, 163 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 12 August 2010

August OPASS Meeting Tonight

August 10, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Come on out and join us as our own Tim McAliley presents.  For directions visit the OPASS web site.

Live Meeting: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=GP4HB3&role=attend

Topic: VS2010 Team Foundation Server for the DBA

Description:  The session will cover an overview of VS2010 TFS features along with specific tools… Read more

0 comments, 125 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 10 August 2010

SQLSaturday #49 – Orlando Update

Planning is going forward for SQLSaturday #49 – Orlando and the event is coming together well.  My main task is sponsors and I have to admit this is not an easy task.  I’m still trying to figure out what is the right frequency of contact.  I don’t want to contact… Read more

0 comments, 138 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 5 August 2010

SQLSaturday #40 – South Florida Recap

I had the great privilege to be able to attend and speak at SQLSaturday #40 – South Florida this past weekend (July 31, 2010).  Kudos to Scott Klein and crew for another GREAT SQLSaturday event.  They had close to 600 people register, and based on past experience that means that… Read more

1 comments, 173 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 2 August 2010