SQL Saturday and Conferences

  • First of all Thanks for saving the heritage of PASS, it would have been really sad to loose all they had built.

    Regarding the future of community events, SqlSaturdays are a great way to meet for the community of SQL server users and not only learn what's new and new technical tips but also exchange ideas and find collaborations between members. But the Virtual part of the conferences would be a great help for those who can't participate and the recordings will be a great asset also for the participants.

    Regarding the main conference, it is great to be able to meet other members from around Europe and the rest of the world, but in this case the possibility to follow the conference in streaming will be great for enlarging the number of participants, because it is not always possible to take the time to travel, and stay for days away from work but be able to follow the conference from your office or your home would be important. I think this would be the best way to proceed for the future.

    bye

  • We think it is really important that there is annual gathering for our community and we hope to see it continue to expand and thrive as the community of data professionals grows. Right now though, there are no in-person events going on around the world. So we’re currently drawing up plans for how to run a great virtual event for the community in 2021. We’ll communicate more once we’ve worked these plans through. To make sure you receive details about this as they’re confirmed, please ensure you have opted in to receiving communications: www.red-gate.com/PASS

  • Hi PASS,

    Please if we can at least make alive the this page http://pass.org/ with at least its simplest form or static page?

    Secondly the shut of PASS was of due to some cloud pressure or whatever, then do PASS/we can gear into that direction?

    Thank You; a long lived happy community!

     

  • We are working out our plans, and that includes what to do with pass.org. Nothing to report at the moment, but please, keep the feedback coming.

    What would you want to see at pass.org?

    Just so you know, PASS lost money because of the COVID situation which is why they went out of operation.

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    The Scary DBA
    Author of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd Edition
    Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • Grant Fritchey wrote:

    We are working out our plans, and that includes what to do with pass.org. Nothing to report at the moment, but please, keep the feedback coming.

    What would you want to see at pass.org?

    Just so you know, PASS lost money because of the COVID situation which is why they went out of operation.

    IMHO, the web page should list down the reason for its out of operations and hope to join and whatever in pipeline updates.

    Secondly; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir51seE3quI (Office Hours Q&A: PASS Shutting Down (Brent Ozar Unlimited)

    ) anything about to cloud move or discussed issues; if it also a case?

    Thank You

  • I've no idea what Brent had to say. Great guy, but he wasn't on the board or directly involved. I've no idea what cloud stuff is being referenced. No "cloud move" was responsible. Please, keep the feedback coming.

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    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood... Theodore Roosevelt
    The Scary DBA
    Author of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd Edition
    Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • Given that the title of this sub-forum is "The Future of Community", I think discussion of the reasons for the demise of PASS - which is the past, not the future - should probably be avoided. There are a range of opinions available on this topic, some more informed than others, and a range of other venues in which to discuss them.

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