With PASS shutting down, it’s time to think about what the community builds in its place.
There are a lot of efforts going towards building replacements for PASS, including Microsoft’s own efforts. Because these efforts are often led by active community volunteers, they’re very well in touch with what event organizers, sponsors, and speakers want in their community.
But I’d like to ask you, dear reader – when you attend (not volunteer or speak at) an event, whether it’s in person or online, whether it’s a one-time annual event or a monthly user group meeting:
- What’s your idea of a great data community?
- What are things that you want to see included?
- What are features or attributes that are important to you?
- How do you want to interact with other folks in the community?
I’ll ask clarifying questions in the comments just to help hone your point of view, but I’m not going to give any answers here. I’d rather just pose this and let y’all talk through it with each other, and then let organizers read through this for insights.