Friday, July 19, 2019

Virtual Chapter - Organization

I decided to write a series of blogs posts about the organization for a virtual chapter for the SQL community. This series wont be about PASS themselves, but I do want to mention them because the virtual chapter is the DBA Fundamentals Virtual Chapter, which is part of the PASS organization.

I have run an on-site chapter in Lafayette, Louisiana, which is 1 hour west of the Baton Rouge chapter. I talked with them before starting it, and it was going to be more of a sister chapter, that allowed me (and others) to not have to travel the 1 hour distance (and over the 18 mile - Atchafalaya Basin Bridge). Now, I am helping to organize the virtual chapter, and so far have been loving it!  

I have always been someone that self-evaluates and tries to do better.  Before being in IT, I understood that a company needs to measure their success, but didn't really pay attention to the specifics of how you do that - it was more of understanding the importance of the concept.  As a DBA, I pay attention closely to how something will be measured.  With that in mind, I will be talking with other virtual chapter leaders in PASS, and other areas to discuss what works, what hasn't, and why.  I am hoping to see some of the insights as I write about them, kind of forcing myself to know where to think out of the box a bit. :)

Here are some of the topics I will be blogging about. Once I write the blog, I will link it here for easy reference:

  • Speakers
  • Sponsors
  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Content
  • Evaluation and Growth

 

 

I will be updating this post with links to the other topics, including the monthly post that I will do for our sessions as follows:

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