2008 Elections for the PASS 2009-2010 Board of Directors

Lynda Rab

Biography

Lynda Rab is an IT professional with over 15 years of technical experience. She has been working with SQL Server since version 4.2 and is now focusing her efforts on data warehousing working for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. A PASS volunteer since 2001, Lynda has worked her way up the volunteer ladder to the PASS Board of Directors. Along the way she received the PASSion award for "leadership in fostering the overall growth and prosperity for the Professional Association for SQL Server". This year, as PASS Program Director she has implemented an improved abstract submission process and speaker resource center. One of next year's goals will be to improve how PASS cultivates and develops new PASS speakers. Active in her local SQL Server Community, she is a member of the OttawaSQL.net chapter leader team. Lynda lives in Ottawa, Canada with her husband and young son.

Interest in becoming a PASS Board Member

I have been on the PASS Board of Directors for 2 years now and have been a very active PASS volunteer since 2002 taking on increased levels of responsibility as time goes one. As a volunteer (both before and after I reached the board level) I have worked on many initiatives for PASS and though it always takes a team of people to get things accomplished and implemented, I feel I can say that I was one of the driving forces that made things happen, and I am proud of that fact. I know the amount of time, work and effort that is required to get things done at PASS (which is not always as fast as I or others would like!!), and am committed to continue working on improving things.

I would like to continue to serve on the board next year so that I can finish up and implement many of the initiatives that the Program Team has been working on this year.

Some of the key things I would like to work to get implemented are:

  1. An improved Abstract Submission process – something I am already working with the program team to get implemented for next year
  2. A Speaker Resource site – again, in the works and will be ready to launch early next year
  3. An improved program survey to help the Program team determine what the community wants to see at the next summit. We got great information from this year’s survey and wish to improve upon it for next year.