Voting has just opened for the PASS Board of Directors, and if you’re eligible you should have received (or should receive soon) an email with instructions on how to vote. Obviously you should vote, because otherwise your interests won’t be represented at Board level. Full details on the elections can be found here:
I wrote a recommendation for, and have indeed just voted for, James Rowland-Jones. Here’s why:
- I’ve known James for a long time through working with him on the SQLBits committee. He’s a great guy, a friend and someone whose organisational abilities and personal integrity I respect – I know he’d do a great job if he’s elected.
- I agree with his ideas on the PASS Global Growth Initiative, something I blogged about a few months back. This is something he’s been very closely involved with since it started, and he’s the only candidate who mentions global growth in his platform (indeed he’s the only candidate from outside the US).
The other candidates are very strong and I’d urge you to check out what they have to say in their platforms. However if you agree with me that PASS needs to become more responsive to the needs of the worldwide SQL Server community, then I’d urge you to vote for James too.