9 Apply for the PASS Board
The PASS Board of Directors 2010 Call for
Nominations has closed with
A huge thanks and good luck to everyone who threw their hats into the ring this
year. The Nominations Committee is reviewing the applications and will announce
today who it will invite for interviews. Watch the
Elections site and the
PASS Blog for the
The final slate will be determined after
the interviews, with candidates scheduled to be announced August 18. Campaigns
will start the same day, and you'll be able to compare the candidates' campaign
platforms and application answers at that point. Keep your eye on the
for new election blogs in the coming weeks and join the discussion on Twitter
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Mark your calendar for another installment of 24 Hours of PASS – this time with a twist. The next online
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From the blogosphere:
Do you want to speak at a PASS SQLSaturday? The following events have opportunities:
Upcoming SQL Server Events:
DBA Virtual Chapter: Using XML to Query Execution Plans July 28, 12-1pm ET
PASS SQLSaturday - South Florida
July 31, 7:30am-5:30pm ET, Miramar, FL
DBA Virtual Chapter: Transactional Replication Deep Dive (Includes presentation by CA)
Aug. 11, 12-1pm MT
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Aug. 14, 8am-5pm CT, Baton Rouge, LA
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WIT Luncheon adds 2 panelists: Denise McInerney and Stacia
Misner are joining Microsoft’s Tom Casey on the panel at this year’s PASS Summit
Women in Technology Luncheon, “Recruiting, Retaining & Advancing Women in
Technology: Why Does It Matter?”
business networking skills with Don Gabor pre-con: Learn to network
and make professional connections that will pay off for years to come from
best-selling author, communications trainer, and “small talk” expert
Attend the special PASS Summit 2010 pre-conference seminar, “Networking to Build
Business Contacts,” Monday, Nov. 8, from 4:30-6:30pm, and take your new skills
right into the Welcome Reception.
Summer Networking Tips
Make the most of networking at BBQs, parties, company
picnics, reunions, weddings, and more. Keep these points in mind, and you’ll see that it’s easier than you might
think to connect with co-workers, old friends, acquaintances, and even strangers.
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