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Let Your Voice Be Heard.

October marked a major milestone for the SQL Server Community and for the PASS organization as we recently wrapped up the largest community-led SQL Server event in the world. We received some great ideas from the community that helped make PASS Summit 2011 such a success – like augmenting the First Timers program, and having more bloggers and twitter fans officially participate in the event to share updates and experiences with their peers from around the globe – but there's always room for improvement. We’re listening and we want to hear what you have to say!

Above and beyond the Summit survey sent out to attendees recently, we also have the feedback.sqlpass.org site set up to capture your thoughts and ideas – and not just about Summit – please weigh in on all PASS related programs such as SQLRally and 24 Hours of PASS. We’re continuously monitoring the site. Your contributions help make the PASS programs and events, your programs and events – so let your voice be heard. Post your suggestions about Summit while they're still fresh in your mind and vote for other ideas you see on the site that you like. We can’t guarantee that you'll see everything implemented, but we can guarantee that every idea will be closely reviewed.

It takes an active, passionate and vocal community to create the kind of incredible 'Connect, Share, Learn' experience Summit and our other programs provide. You are that community and we are listening. Some would say the community is like family: a #sqlfamily twitter hashtag has been gaining in popularity to describe the warm, cares-for-each-other kind of feeling people get in the SQL Server community. It’s another great way to participate and share your thoughts.

Thank you to each and every volunteer, speaker, attendee, and sponsor for making the PASS Summit conference the highlight of the year for so many SQL Server community members. We can’t wait to see you all again next year!

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PASS Board Election Interviews Set to Begin

The PASS Board of Directors elections season is ramping up, with the following six applicants chosen to move on to the next stage of the process – interviews with the NomCom: Rob Farley, Geoff Hiten, Adam Jorgensen, Denise McInerney, Sri Sridharan, and Kendal Van Dyke.

Over the next 2 weeks, the applicants will participate in interviews that dive deeper into the qualifications they listed on their application form and that will help the NomCom determine the slate of candidates to put forward for the upcoming election. Campaigning and voting will begin December 6 after the final slate of candidates is approved. Read more.

First-Ever SQLRally Nordic Starts Next Week
If you haven’t registered for PASS SQLRally Nordic 2011 yet, get in line. The sold-out event, beginning Tuesday, has a list of SQL Server professionals waiting to join hundreds of their colleagues outside Stockholm, Sweden, for 2 days of world-class technical sessions and networking with such top international speakers as Mark Souza, Thomas Kejser, Lubor Kollar, Itzik Ben-Gan, and more. To get on the wait list for PASS SQLRally Nordic, register here.

PASS Summit 2011 DVDs and Streaming Sessions: Relive the Experience!
Own your copy of the complete set of PASS Summit 2011 session recordings. That’s over 170+ technical sessions for you to play and replay whenever you want, and share with colleagues!

Regular Summit Sessions DVDs are a steal at $195 for PASS Summit 2011 attendees and $395 for Non Attendees. Plus, if you attended a pre-conference seminar, you can purchase the pre-con DVDs for $295 per track or $495 for all 14 full-day workshops. Find out more.

You can also simply review the sessions you missed by watching the streamed recordings of all PASS Summit 2011 regular sessions. This is free to all Summit 2011 attendees. When asked for login credentials please use your Summit registration email and password. Start watching now.

From the Blogosphere:

 

PASS HQ Spotlight: Michelle Nalliah

In the middle of her first PASS Board elections, Senior Governance and Community Administrator Michelle Nalliah is looking forward to a tight and well fought race to add to her collection of amazing tales. Read more.

Save Big With PASS Summit 2012!
Don't miss the world's biggest and best conference for SQL Server technical education and business networking, Nov. 6-9, 2012, in Seattle, WA. Register for PASS Summit 2012 by November 15, 2011 to secure the PASS Summit 2012 preview rate of $995 or $1395 for the Full Summit plus 2 pre-cons. Learn more and register today!

PASS Summit Community Feedback
Did you attend PASS Summit or wish you had? Post your comments and suggestions to feedback.sqlpass.org where people can vote on your ideas or read what people had to say about the many goings-on at Summit.

If you attended PASS Summit 2011, please take a few moments to complete the evaluation survey by Thursday, Nov 10. As a thank you for completing the survey, your name will be entered in a draw to win a complimentary full-conference PASS Summit 2012 registration.

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