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All I can say is, “Wow…Thank you!”.  I won a seat on the PASS Board of Directors and it’s very surreal.  I am beyond excited, but not for what happened.  I’m excited and energized for what is to come.  PASS is young and our industry is in constant flux so I know there are some […]

In an effort to be transparent, as I promised I would in my campaign, I want to explain my actions regarding the email sent out through the PASS Virtual Chapter.  As part of my campaign, I reached out to my personal network and asked folks if they would be willing to send out a note […]

Today I am going to continue with my PASS Election Questions and Answers series.  Here is where you can find the rest of the series and my campaign landing page. Election Landing Page My Board Qualities PASS Election Questions Answered Question 1 If elected, what would prompt you to step down before the end of […]

As we continue through the campaign period for this year’s PASS Board of Directors Election (Voting opens tomorrow morning), I want to continue to show our community members the type of board member I would be by asking myself some questions.  You can find my first questions post here.  I also want our members to […]

The 2014 NomCom made some changes to how the election process works and it’s something you need to pay attention to.  It was posted on the PASS blog, but not really advertised that much so I want to highlight those changes and their importance.  I served on the NomCom in 2013 and we knew changes […]

I’m going to hopefully show examples of some qualities I have that will benefit me if chosen as a board member.  I’m going to do that by pretending you folks asked me some questions.  Here we go! Here are the other posts in the series.   Election Landing Page This Post PASS Election Questions Answered […]

The North Texas SQL Server User Group Board of Directors has decided to do something a little bit different for selecting Precons for our next SQLSaturday.  The SQLSaturday event will be held on October 3rd with the precons on October 2nd.  We have decided that since it is the community and our user group members […]

We are back in the keynote room with Adam Jorgensen talking to us about the financial state and health of the PASS organization.  It’s currently very healthy with over $1 Million in reserve. Thomas LaRock is back and thanking those folks who are rolling off the PASS board and have dedicated so much time and […]

This morning I will be live blogging the PASS Summit 2014 Day 1 keynote so those at home can follow one. Thomas LaRock hits the stage and welcomes everyone to the Summit.  He thanks Microsoft as the makers of the best data platform on the planet along with all the volunteers and leaders in this […]

I was just awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP! I can’t believe Microsoft has chosen me for this award and to be included in such a prestigious program.  There are only a little over 70 SQL Server MVPs in the United States and a little over 350 world wide. For my readers who are […]