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Andy Leonard

Andy Leonard is CSO of Linchpin People and SQLPeople, 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 Managing Geeks - A Journey of Leading by Doing, and author of the Stairway to Integration Services.

PASS Goals and the SQL Server Community


I was honored to sit at the blogger's table during the keynote sessions at the PASS Summit 2010! Our official job was to promote the Summit keynotes via social media and our blogs. Our unofficial job was to pick on each other.

Rob's response? "Realised is spelled with an 's', not a 'z'."

Goals Are Good

In the kickoff session for the PASS Summit 2010, Rushabh Mehta announced some lofty goals for the organization to achieve by 2015:

  • 250,000 members 
  • 1,000,000 hours of technical learning available to members
  • PASS Summit 2015 attended by 7,500

These goals are a stretch and I admire them for that reason. And I am confident the goals are achievable and that PASS can achieve them. I think there will need to be significant changes in the PASS organization to accomplish these goals, but I see the potential beginnings of that change in the organization's leadership - the PASS Board - even now.

Votes and NDA

One important change is Individual PASS Board votes will now be disclosed. According to Rushabh's PASS blog:

This is a topic that has been under active discussion for a few months and was also part of our board agenda for today. The board voted unanimously to make individual votes public except for topics which are considered NDA by the Board. 


The PASS Board is making changes and moving in the right direction with these goals and changes. I applaud them.



Published Monday, November 22, 2010 8:00 AM by andyleonard

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