Tag Archives: PASS

Prepping for Summit 2017

It’s about time for the PASS 2017 Summit. The event essentially starts on Monday with pre-cons and the unofficial networking dinner. Be sure you RSVP and come to the dinner if you don’t have plans. The official event is Many … Continue reading

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Redgate at Summit 2017

I’ll be heading out to the PASS Summit next week, spending Halloween in a conference center with a lot of other geeks. I know some of you won’t make it, and we’ll miss you, but I understand. I’m meeting my … Continue reading

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Monday Night Networking at Summit 2017

Next week is the PASS Summit in Seattle. Thousands of SQL Server professionals are going, many coming Sunday or Monday for a pre-conference session before the main event. For a number of years, Andy Warren and I have run a … Continue reading

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Sign up for Game Night

This year PASS is hosting Game Night as an official event, providing the room and support. Kevin Hill (b | t) is going to lead the event, and everyone should thank him for stepping up. If you’re willing to volunteer … Continue reading

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Game Night is Back at the Summit

Last year Andy Warren and I worked out a deal with the PASS organization to sponsor a game night on Thursday evening since there were no official events. The event went well, with way more attendance than we expected. I … Continue reading

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The Game Night Poll

This year we’ve handed off Game Night to the PASS organization and it’s an official event. Volunteers from the community will help setup, manage, and tear down the event. Kevin Hill is taking the lead, but if you’re willing to … Continue reading

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How Can I Get Accepted to Speak at the PASS Summit?

There has been some discussion and concern over the changes to the speaker selection process for the PASS Summit. I’ve written some thoughts, as have others (Joey, Andy), but I was struck a bit by Eugene Meidiner’s post. In it, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on PASS Summit Speaker Selection Changes

Recently the PASS Blog released some changes to the speaker selection process that have generated some commentary and thoughts from various people. I read Joey D’Antoni’s thoughts, Andy Leonard’s thoughts as well as various tweets and comments. I talked with … Continue reading

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A Good Deed After Game Night

When we set up Game Night, we decided to sell tickets to reduce our risk. However, we didn’t have a good way to easily match up the ticket price with the costs of drinks. As a result, we ended up … Continue reading

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Looking Back–Game Night at the 2016 #sqlsummit

I’m trying to look back at some of the events of the recent Summit, and Game Night was one of these. You can read the announcement, but here’s a few thoughts on how this went. First, the day started out … Continue reading

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