The schedule is set, now to get the word out. Let’s make sure
anyone who uses SQL Server knows about PASS SQLRally and the value it offers. No
sales pitch needed, just a “hey, have you looked at PASS SQLRally?” will do.
Send your colleagues an email, post a note on Twitter (#sqlrally), or maybe
write something on your blog. Include a slide in your deck if you’re doing a
presentation. Make sure the event info is posted on your chapter web site. Let’s
make sure that anyone who needs training knows about the opportunity.
It’s been almost a year since we started
work on the project that evolved into PASS SQLRally,
with our inaugural event coming up May 11-13, 2011, in Orlando. It’s been
amazing to watch it grow from informal code name ‘spring conference’ to
something with a great name (and logo) that will fill a niche in the PASS event
PASS SQLRally was designed with some
interesting goals in mind...Read more
Are we there yet?
By Rushabh Mehta
Things have been buzzing at PASS with the
24 Hours of PASS web event in March, the first-ever PASS SQLRally conference in
Orlando in May, the ongoing SQLSaturday events, and PASS Summit in October. With
all the activity going on though, you might be wondering about the European
Conference. What’s happening with this event? Is it taking place? Is it dead? Is
PASS focused just on US events now?
The answer to the last is a resounding ‘no!’
Let me take a step back to give you the longer answer and address the other
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January 20-21 to discuss agenda items such as the PASS five-year business plan,
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SQLRally 2012 Update
We're excited to announce the following 3 contenders to host the 2012 SQLRally
US conference: Sri Sridharan and team in Dallas, TX; Louis Davidson and team in
Nashville, Tennessee; and Wendy Pastrick and team in Chicago, IL. The review
process is now underway and we'll keep you posted as updates occur. Tweet with