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  • Some Thoughts on Event Speaker Selection

    I write this from the perspective of experience. I’ve helped organize dozens of events over the past ten years. Feel free to take the parts of this advice that help and discard the parts that don’t. Enjoy! Planning an event is hard work. If you’ve never volunteered to help your local User Group or SQL Saturday, I encourage you to get involved. ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 26, 2014
  • Why I Do Not Support The Current PASS ExeCo Slate

    I read the PASS Officer Election announcement from June 15th with a bit of trepidation.  There was something about the announcement which made me uncomfortable, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. As a bit of background, the PASS ''officers'' are also known as the Executive Committee (ExeCo), as described in the PASS Bylaws in ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 31, 2011
  • PASS Elections Review Committee Recommendations Announced

    Introduction In November 2010 I wrote in The PASS Board Election Review Committee: I would like to see the PASS Board Elections process and procedures reflect trust in and respect for the community. In June 2011, PASS published the PASS ERC Recommendations document and a link to the document can be found here. Good Work I know the members ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 4, 2011
  • PASS Governance Discussion with Guest Contributors

    The topic that never seems to lie low for long - the selection and election process for PASS governing directors.  (I also wrote extensively on the qualities of a good director-level candidate in this blog post).  I decided to create a spoke on my blog specifically for discussions around PASS governance and related issues called ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on November 5, 2010
  • Political Calculus - PASS Nominations

    Pardon me, sir. Do I have a dog in this fight? Do I have a dog in this Fight? If I did, it'd be the Warner Brothers Barnyard Dog. After my term of service on the PASS board of directors ended in December of 2009, I fully intended to stay far, far out of the way.  It's an intention that I've largely been able to fulfill,excluding the ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 4, 2010
  • Now on SQLPASS, "Can Integrity Be Learned?"

    Ok, I admit it.  I've done about as good a job publicizing my monthly professional development column, Plays Well With Others, as NBC did when the transitioned Jay Leno back to the Tonight Show. So I'm going to try to better, henceforth and forever more!  Two entries ago, I talked about the The 8 Characteristics of Exceptional ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on June 30, 2010
  • Good News for Women in Technology - Barbie Has Joined the IT Scene

    Notice the bluetooth ear piece fashion faux pas? Yes, she's truly a geek. I'm happy to report that Barbie is now a cognizeti, a digerati, ... yes even an IT Professional! This year's new Barbie is Computer Engineer Barbie. Several months back, I encouraged all my friends and followers on Twitter to vote for the IT job for Barbie in Mattel's ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on March 10, 2010
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