SQL Saturday Acquired By PASS
It is published in the Business Intelligence Developer Network (BIDN) today that the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) has acquired the SQL Saturday brand. This marriage is a great big news for the SQL Server Community! This is a WIN-WIN for all.
As a SQL Saturday organizer here in the Southern California Region, I think this fusion will greatly help advance the goals of the SQL Saturday Event. This is also great for the PASS organization as it will be enabled to further its reach down to the SQL Server Professional “grassroots”. It is a fact that many cannot afford to attend the annual PASS Summit. This is a great opportunity for everybody to have the chance to experience a glimpse of such a great event.
With PASS’ great pool of resources, I really expect that it will become easier to organize a SQL Saturday Event. I hope the acquisition will enable us, organizers, to have an easy access to all available resources.
Note: I am currently part of a group headed by Andrew Karcher ( Blog | Twitter ) organizing a SQL Saturday Event in the Southern California Region. We are now trying to finalize talks about the location. Stay tuned.