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Of Procrastination and Voting

If you are reading this, you probably haven’t decided on who to vote for in the PASS Board of Directors election.  You’re not alone!  Here’s a secret [Shhh: don’t tell]  I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for either.  Have no fear though, for the first year in the history of PASS, there is a literal plethora of information on the PASS Elections Site about the candidates and their stances on “the issues”

So, consider this to be my personal invitation to you to follow my lead and stop procrastinating!!  Go now to the PASS elections site, read about the candidates.  If you want to know something about us, use the forums, and ask.  I know at least 1 candidate that will answer your question.  Once you’ve done all that come back here, Ill still be waiting.  Now, do what I’m going to do:  I’ll be finding the PASS BOD email ballot, then Ill be selecting the link and clicking on “Allen Kinsel” & 2 other candidates then hitting submit!

I’ve never been known to be the subtle type, so I figure no sense in starting now.  If you need a little more subtlety about why I think you should vote for me, look here.  The #1 thing though, is you, PASS Member, you need to vote.  It matters a great deal to our SQL Server community, even if you must vote for someone other than me [I disagree but, understand]..

Its PASS V Day… you know what that means!

According to the official timeline today is the big day.  No, it’s not Valentines Day, but rather an even more important day.  Today is the day when we, the PASS community, get to vote for and elect our new leaders.  Today is the opening day of the PASS Board of Directors Election.  This is our communities chance to have a say in the direction of the PASS organization. 

Hopefully if you’re taking the time to read this you are in the process of deciding which of the 5 candidates for the PASS Board of Directors you’d like to vote for.  I want to thank you for being an educated PASS member and taking your valuable time to vet the candidates on their stances with relation to PASS.  To hopefully help make that process easier, I’m going to aggregate all of my views about the PASS election at the bottom of this post.

I had hoped to come up with some terrific tagline that would convey what I bring to the table in this election but, I just couldn’t make anything fit without it become 4 paragraphs so I decided to instead leave this picture since it does a better job.

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At some point today you should get an email ballot from I would be honored If you would cast one of your votes for me.  I’m running for the PASS Board of Directors, and I need your help to make a difference.

–Additional information about my candidacy —

5 changes I’d like to make while on the PASS board

How I want the Program Committee to evolve

The Evolution of the Program Committee

My answers to questions on the PASS Elections forum

Here are a few responses in particular

What will I do on day 1

2 Year plan, or 2 big ideas?

Information wants to be free

The infamous PASS election process

More on PASS elections

Increasing the number of (female) speakers

Thoughts on volunteers

Promoting PASS (or increasing PASS’s Value)

PASS Summit location


A few other posts where I have been mentioned

Andy Leonard’s Interview

Lori Edwards explains why she thinks I’m qualified

The ScaryDBA recommendation

Brent “Access MVP” Ozar’s Recommendation

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