UPDATE: I have moved these questions to the http://Elections.sqlpass.org Discussion forum. So that they can be discussed by all there on the forums. I will not be putting up the candidate responses instead I would like them to answer on that site.
Tomorrow will be a big day for the group of candidates that are looking to become a member of the PASS Board of Directors. Candidates that have made the slate will get announced on the 18th of Aug. All election details and candidates can be found on the PASS election site located here.
If you are a PASS member or even a just a member of the SQL Community you need to start talking to these candidates asking questions and gathering information about them. The PASS Board has a large effect on the SQL community so you should put some serious thought into these candidates.
Andy Leonard (Blog |Twitter) has done an excellent series of interview questions for the PASS Board Candidates on his blog series listed here. I came up with a few more questions that were important to me after discussing with Andy I decided to take the same format for my blog posts as he did for his. I decided to wait until the final candidate list was chosen. Below is the list of questions I will be emailing to each candidate and I will post the responses as I receive them here on my blog.
1. PASS has been making strides to improve transparency over the last few years. Do you intend to further the transparency of PASS and if so how? If not why?
2. PASS is a volunteer run organization. If you are elected to the board what will you do to help the volunteers make PASS a better organization?
3. Let’s assume hypothetically that PASS has decided to create a PASS Certification program. You have been tasked with creating a proposal for how you would do this. Please tell me how you would create the proposal and your feelings on whether you think this is a good idea or not.
These are the questions that are important to me. I would suggest that you find questions that are important to you and email them to the candidates and get your questions answered before you vote.
I want to say thank you to the Board candidates that have applied and given their time. Whether you make it on the Board or not you have been willing to volunteer your time and that’s always a good thing in my book.