This is going to be another “I love PASS and had a great time at the Summit” post so hopefully you’re not tired of reading those yet.
So as most of you know this was my first Summit experience and I can’t say enough great things about it… it was probably the most busy week of my life and sleep just seemed to get in the way of all the learning and networking. I can’t even begin to list off all the amazing people I met this past week and what was so great about it was that they were just as pumped to meet me (or at least they pretended really well).
I STRONGLY recommend picking up the Summit DVDs cause even as an attendee some of those sessions were pure #bacon and need to be watched again…. while other sessions (Bob Ward’s Wait Types presentation) seemed (to me anyways) impossible to take it all in with one viewing.
I’ve never felt so welcome by a group of people I had just met and I think Twitter has to be given a shout out for helping break the ice. There are a few people that I consider to be “SQL Royalty” and having chatted with them before on Twitter definitely made things very comfortable to strike up a conversation and go for drinks with.
The PASS Summit is a no-brainer for me to attend every year now for the rest of my SQL life and if you didn’t get a chance to go this year and you’re not sure if your company will send you next year…. put away a little money each month cause you CANNOT buy better training, networking, or general awesome fantastical fun than the PASS Summit.
A couple nights we hit a local hole in the wall karaoke bar named Busch Gardens… nothing but pure entertainment here hahahaa… where else can you see….
- @PatrickDBA sing Rhinestone Cowboy
- @MrDenny sing Eye of the Tiger
- @StatisticsIO “rickroll” the entire bar with Never Gonna Give You Up
- 30 of your new closest friends singing Bohemian Rhapsody together to close down the bar
See you all next year… and if I haven’t met you yet… you’re ALL on my hitlist for 2010