As an Attendee, What’s Important to You In a New Data Community?

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