PASS BI Virtual Chapter - now in multiple time zones

For those of you who are familiar with the PASS and the Business Intelligence Virtual Chapter you may be interested to know that I have recently started volunteering my time (if you’re not familiar with the virtual chapters that PASS run and work with SQL Server, then I would strongly recommend checking it out). If you’re a regular reader Marco Russo’s (blog | twitter) or Chris Webb’s (blog | twitter) you would be aware that they with Jen Stirrup (blog | twitter) and Alberto Ferrari (blog | twitter) are helping to organise sessions in European friendly time zones. The exciting news is that starting this month (March 2012) there will also be regular sessions held at a time when us Australians and New Zealanders will (hopefully) be awake.

The first session organised will be presented by Bhavik Merchant (blog | twitter) on Blazing SSIS! High Performance Design Techniques. It will be held at 12pm Brisbane time, which I’ve done for a few reasons - first is that they are without daylight savings so it will always be held at the same GMT offset. The other reason is that it’s hopefully at a time that works well for people both in Perth and Wellington - if anyone has any feedback on that please let me know.

If you’re interested in speaking please send your details, speaking experience, session titles and abstracts to Submissions from all are welcome as without volunteers none of this would be possible.

Big thanks to Amy Lewis (twitter) for helping to make all this happen.

Author | Roger Noble

C-Founder and CTO of Zegami - a data visualisation tool for viewing large collections of images within a single field of view.