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I have a hard time understanding how paying taxes with a not for profit is better than not paying taxes with a non-profit. This one is beyond my paygrade (I...
June 23, 2020 at 11:12 pm
Can you expand on contracts with hotels, please? I was under the impression that the hotel industry is competitive enough and attendees can find better deals themselves.
When SQLSatLA is...
June 23, 2020 at 4:58 pm
June 22, 2020 at 11:57 pm
@ChrisAVWood this is not about the timing, as we moved ultra fast from in-person to virtual. This is all about the team:
June 22, 2020 at 8:58 pm
I second alex.yates here => #sqlfamily != #passcommunity!
PASS/C&C single focus on selling PASS Summit tickets pushed away many organizers. Many community events exist in spite of PASS and not because...
June 22, 2020 at 5:49 pm
IMHO here is what PASS does for an on-going Local User Groups and SQL Saturdays
Local User Group:
June 22, 2020 at 2:47 am
@dba_318, sorry if I misunderstood you. you sounded to me judgmental, so maybe it was all in my head! 🙂
Just FYI - we at SQL Saturday in Los...
June 19, 2020 at 8:03 pm
DBA_318, I wouldn't be so judgmental. We are all different and have different motives.
I don't think that somebody is running a SQL Saturday and/or User Groups just for a comp...
June 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm
I'm going to second Andy (@AMtwo) here. I find it very disturbing (to say the least) that PASS bylaws stating a non-for-profit nature while PASS has NO IRS federal tax-exemption...
June 19, 2020 at 5:26 pm
I think it should be FREE. I'm going to speculate and say that all the expenses could be covered by sponsors. Making Virtual PASS Summit free would allow PASS to...
June 19, 2020 at 3:16 am
You have hit the nail on the head - without conference admission to the UG organizers to PASS Summit, there is very little to none incentive to stay with PASS....
June 19, 2020 at 3:10 am
June 19, 2020 at 3:04 am
Well, nothing beats a very thorough financial analysis made by Steph Locke few years ago - https://medium.com/@SteffLocke/sqlsaturdays-shouldnt-give-up-pass-money-a478a97ee0c7.
June 19, 2020 at 2:57 am
Users groups are mostly independent. Those groups that are still PASS dependent can replace user group web site functionality with freely available commercial tools like eventbrite/tito and mailerlite/sendgrid in a...
June 19, 2020 at 2:53 am
Great catch. Please try again, it's fixed now. Looks like my "copy-and-paste" feature was slacking! 🙂
January 8, 2020 at 1:49 am