Happy Holidays from PASS
What a year 2010 has been for PASS!
The organization has grown substantially, reaching out to SQL Server
professionals around the globe through local events, virtual events, and
hands-on training. We delivered over 200,000 hours of technical education to
more than 65,000 community members around the world through vehicles such as
SQLSaturday (43 local events in 2010!),
24 Hours of PASS virtual events, ongoing
Thank you to everyone who helped organize, spoke, attended, or otherwise
contributed to these phenomenal initiatives!
This is only the beginning. We’ve got some big goals ahead of us
including a focus on growing the worldwide community and delivering 1 million
hours of community technical content per year by 2015. With your ongoing support
we know we can achieve these goals.
As a volunteer-run organization, we wouldn’t be where we are
today without the strong support of our membership and dedicated volunteers.
We’d like to give special recognition to Wendy Pastrick, the 2010 PASSion Award
recipient, and Lori Edwards, the 2010 outstanding volunteer, for their ongoing
dedication and commitment to PASS and the SQL Server community.
Wishing you and your loved ones happy holidays, and all the best
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24 Hours of PASS: Call for Speakers
24 Hours of PASS will take place March 15 &
16 and coincide with Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’d like to feature
women in technology on our speaker roster. So, if you’re female and work with
SQL Server, please consider submitting an abstract - we want to hear from you!
Learn more about 24 Hours of PASS from
Karen Lopez, and
Deadline to submit is January 14th. Please forward abstract submission (max 250
words with a 125 word bio) to
From the Blogosphere:
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Dec 15, 7-8pm ET – online
PASS DW/BI VC Presents: SSIS + CDC = SCD
Dec 20, 12 – 1pm ET – online
PASS AppDev VC Presents: SSIS Tips & Tricks
Dec 28, 12 – 1pm ET – online
PASS AppDev VC Presents: What is new for SSIS in
Denali Jan 11, 12 – 1 pm ET – online
SQLSaturday #62 - Tampa
Jan 15, 8am – 5pm ET
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PASS SQLRally Call for Speakers Closes at Midnight Tonight
The countdown is on! Interested in being a part of the SQLRally program? The
call for speakers
closes tonight, December 15th, at 11:59pm PT. Don’t miss your opportunity to
speak at the first-ever SQLRally conference, May 11-13 in Orlando, FL.
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For those of you who have already bought your copy of the DVD, they are being
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