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Andy Leonard

Andy Leonard is a Data Philosopher at Andy Leonard Consulting, an SSIS Trainer, Consultant, and developer; a Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) developer; SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, community mentor, engineer, and farmer. He is a co-author of SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns, and author of Managing Geeks - A Journey of Leading by Doing, and the Stairway to Integration Services.

2010 PASS Board Candidates: Douglas McDowell


The PASS Board presents the following candidates for the 2010 Election:

The links above are interviews I conducted with the candidates earlier and to the candidates individual pages at the PASS Elections portal.

I asked a single follow-up question to each candidate: "If elected, what will you change (if anything) about the current Elections process?"

Douglas McDowell's Response

I will commit to listen to the community and support anything that will matures the process and makes PASS an organization that can better serve the community.

Honestly I am heads down on all my PASS portfolio tasks that were in the works before the current elections wrecking ball bashed into my volunteer life... this hoopla (trying figure out where I as a candidate and/or Board member should engage) in addition to trying stay on top of all the community vetting has been quite tiring this last week.  It is the wrong time for me to commit to how I am going to change something that has not played out.  I consider the elections process a living, evolving process; and anyone would be wrong to say that PASS does not realize that and our current elections--whether you agree or disagree with the status quo--are light years ahead of last year, which was light years ahead of the year before (and frankly no one seemed to care much before that).  Take a look at the elections portal this year:  It has a wealth of information and is facilitating interaction and debate... it can only help us perfect the process year-over-year.

Published Wednesday, September 01, 2010 8:00 AM by andyleonard

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