Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Who Should Vote for PASS SQLRally Sessions

Adam Machanic (@AdamMachanic) asked on Twitter if people who aren’t planning on attending PASS SQLRally  should still vote for sessions on the schedule.

My answer is a resounding “Yes!”.  If you are a PASS member, it’s free so you should be, you should vote.  It was pointed out by Aaron Nelson (@SQLvariant) that, if only registered attendees could vote, there would be a lot of attendees who couldn’t vote because they haven’t registered yet.

The idea behind the community vote for SQLRally is that the community (not just attendees) should decide, within the rules, what sessions should go on the schedule.

Is it a perfect system?  No, but does give the community greater ownership of the event, which I think is a good thing.

So How Do I Vote?

First you have to opt-in to the voting process.  If you are a PASS member you should have received an email with a link to the “voter registration” page.  Once you register you will receive one email per week for the track up for vote which will contain a user specific link to the “ballot”.  Then you follow the instructions in the email and on the ballot.

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