Be the change

My day had a wonderful start…hot yoga at 6AM with one of my favorite instructors. Homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  Great progress made with some client work. Then I read the email from Tom LaRock and the post from Wendy Pastrick regarding a harassment issue at this year’s PASS Summit. My heart is heavy. I’ve […]

PASS Summit 2015: The Recap

Another PASS Summit has ended, and again the days and evenings just flew by.  I’m not intending this to be a long-winded post, just some notes and a few highlights.  We’ll see how I do. First, a huge thank you to those of you who attended my sessions on Wednesday.  I had wonderful crowds and […]

PASS Summit 2015: Women in Technology Luncheon

It’s Thursday at the PASS Summit so that means it’s time for the Women in Technology Luncheon.  As in years past (I’ve lost count of how many), the luncheon is sponsored by  SQL Sentry.  The SQL Sentry team is here at Summit in full force, and I have Allen White at the blogger’s table with […]

PASS Summit 2015: Day 2

8:20 AM We’re off and running with Adam Jorgensen, PASS EVP of Finance.  Adam takes this opportunity to provide an update about the financial status of PASS as this satisfies the requirements of the by-laws.  The largest source of revenue is the PASS Summit (not a surprise), bringing in just over 7 million dollars (of […]

PASS Summit 2015: Day 1

Well friends, here I sit again, at the blogger’s table, ready to kick of Day 1 of the PASS Summit here in Seattle, Washington.  My trusty side-kick, Perry, is with me as usual, and we’re joined by Bunny this year as my 8 year old insisted I am bring them both. Who I am to […]

In Support of PASS Board of Directors Nominee Ryan Adams

Reminder: Opinions are my own. There are four candidates running for three Board of Director positions this year (in alpha order): Ryan Adams Argenis Ferndandez Tim Ford Jen Stirrup You can read more about each candidate through links on PASS’ Elections page here. I do know all four candidates personally – some a bit better […]

PASS 2014 Nomination Committee

Late last Friday afternoon PASS announced the results of the 2014 Nomination Committee election, and thanks to many of you, I was selected for the committee.  I appreciate all of the PASS members that voted (539 people this time), whether the vote was for me or not.  Every active PASS member with an updated profile […]

PASS 2014 Nomination Committee Campaign Information

Hello PASS members! This post is the landing page for information related to my campaign for the PASS 2014 Nomination Committee and has a fair bit of information, so thanks in advance for reading! If you haven’t reviewed my application, submitted to PASS, and my reasons for running, please visit my PASS Nomination Committee page.  […]

SQLSaturday Cleveland – Just Around the Corner

It seems like this winter is dragging along, especially if you live anywhere where it snows, as I do here in Cleveland.  But at the same, I cannot believe that our SQLSaturday event is less than two weeks away!  If you live within a couple hours of Cleveland, I strongly recommend that you check out […]

PASS Summit 2013: Final Recap

I haven’t traditionally written recap posts for the PASS Summit, but this year was just phenomenal, and I think that down the road I would regret it if I didn’t take a few minutes to summarize the highlights. In no particular order… #SQLRun On Wednesday morning about 70-some people congregated in downtown Charlotte for the […]

PASS Summit 2013: Day 2

And day 2 at this year’s PASS Summit starts with a sweet surprise from Aaron Bertrand ( b | t ), Kinder eggs.  It promises to be a good day. Today is Dr. DeWitt‘s keynote (did I mention that he’s a University of Michigan alum? Go Blue!), and here we go… 8:15 AM Douglas McDowell, […]

PASS Summit 2013: Day 1

Greetings from Charlotte, NC where Day 1 of the PASS Summit is about to kick off!  I just got back from this year’s #SQLRun, sponsored by SQL Sentry, and I can’t believe the size to which the event has grown since Jes ( b | t ) organized the first run two years ago.  It […]

Thoughts on the Nomination Committee and PASS Board Elections

The PASS Nomination Committee finished interviewing those who applied for the Board last Wednesday, August 28, 2013.  In the event that you’re not familiar with the NomCom and what it does, there’s a short paragraph on the Nomination Committee page.  After the interviews, the candidates were ranked based on their written applications and their interviews […]

PASS Board of Directors Applications

Yesterday, August 7, 2013, was the last day to submit applications for the PASS Board of Directors election.  I have the honor of serving on the Nomination Committee this year, and while there is very little I can disclose, I do want to take a moment to extend a heartfelt thank you to those that […]