Back to School with 24 Hours of PASS
You can feel it in the air. Summer is winding down, and parents and
kids are gearing up for back to school. And with September’s
24 Hours of PASS: Summit
Preview just around the corner, SQL Server pros will be hitting the
classroom again, too.
For this third installment of our popular virtual event, an
exceptional lineup of
Server and BI experts from around the world will be presenting a sneak peek
of PASS Summit 2010 in 24
live webcasts. We’re changing up the schedule a bit this time to try to better
fit the needs of our live attendees. Instead of 24 hours in a row, we’re
splitting the session lineup across 2 days—September 15 and 16—each featuring 12
PASS Elections 2010:
NomCom Chooses 7 Interviewees: From a strong field, the committee
selected seven applicants with a significant history of volunteerism within PASS
and strong overall scores to continue with the process.
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Q2 Chapter Survey Shows Strong Community Reach
current reach of PASS chapters and their impact on the community? How about
providing 41,656 educational hours in the last 12 months—and that’s just for
chapters that responded to the survey.
ProfDev Q&A: An Interview with New Chapter Founder Nigel Sammy.
Kathi Kellenberger talks with the leader of PASS’s new chapter in Trinidad and
The PASS SQLRally Winning Logo Is ...
With 63% of the total votes, our winner in the PASS SQLRally logo contest is
Speedometer! Thank you to everyone who submitted logos and took
the time to vote for their favorite design.
From the blogosphere:
Advance Your Business at PASS Summit Expo - If your company is
small or you are just starting up, you might think you can’t afford
to exhibit at PASS Summit. But we have a
very cost-effective opportunity for you to get noticed and expand your business.
Contact Al Shuler or 614.532.5539
to learn more.
DBA Virtual Chapter: Transactional Replication Deep Dive (Includes presentation by CA)
Aug. 11, 12-1pm MT
SQL Azure Virtual Chapter
Aug. 11, 12-1pm PT
PASS SQLSaturday - Nashville
Aug. 21, 8am-5pm CT, Nashville, TN
AppDev Virtual Chapter: Writing a Better Where Clause Aug. 24, 8-9am ET
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Vote on Final Community Sessions
The speaking slots for PASS
Summit 2010 are almost set, with only four sessions left to fill. The
Program Committee has narrowed the options down to
20 potential sessions—now we would love to get your input on who should be
booked for those spots. We sent out emails to all PASS members last Tuesday with
a secure link to vote. If you haven't yet voted, watch out for your reminder
email tomorrow and make sure you have your say!
Hurry! Time’s running out on the
Pre/Post-Con Power Bundle: Get 2 full days of deep-dive
training for less than the regular rate for just one pre- or post-conference
seminar. Complete a Full Summit-Individual Registration at $1,595 between July 1
and August 30, and
Add a full-day pre- or post-con for only $195 - a $200 savings
Or register for both a pre- and a post-con and save $450!
Review the full
Kilt Wednesday! Come ready to bare your knees at PASS Summit
2010 during Kilt Wednesday, Nov. 10. Gird yourself in your favorite kilt -
tartan or solid, traditional or contemporary - and join Grant Fritchey, Steve
Jones, and other attendees in a fun and fashionable statement of database pro
solidarity. Not just for men - everyone’s invited! Follow the #sqlkilt
discussion on twitter for updates.
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