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On April 25th, 2007, the PASS DBA Special Interest Group (SIG) held its first Live Meeting Event. We were the first of the SIGs to host such an event and, four years later, the SIGs have morphed into Virtual Chapters but our mission has not changed. We continue to provide a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face DBAs.

We hold two monthly Live Meeting events every second Wednesday at noon MT and the fourth Wednesday at noon ET. Recordings of our meetings are available for download shortly after the event and are located on our web site:

Our speakers have included Microsoft personnel, MVPs, and other industry experts and we are eager to help new speakers gain experience as well. If you’ve got a DBA-related presentation, whether it’s left over from a SQL Saturday or a user group meeting, consider presenting it at a DBA VC live meeting. Please contact Sharon Dooley if you’re interested.

We are thankful to have Idera as a sponsor; it makes it possible for us to have raffles at most of our events. We are also grateful for our dedicated volunteers: Julie Bloomquist, Alex Buttery and Mike Clark. Instrumental in our growth was former volunteer Greg Larsen who resigned in January to  devote time to his regional mentor responsibility.

We have upcoming events on April 13th and 27th. Find out more.

We hope to “see” you at a DBA VC event in the near future!

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