Thursday ended with a ‘Meet the Board’ meeting where attendees could come ask the Board questions or present ideas. It went better than last year; smaller room, more attendees, less formal. Wayne Snyder did a nice job as the moderator. We’ll see about getting the full notes posted, but a brief recap of topics from […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010-Wrap Up"
Quick recap of yesterday afternoon: blur! I know I did stuff, but the pace is brisk and I’m just keeping critical notes for follow through. Hard to convey how much fun and tiring it is to continuously interact with different people over the course of a 16 hour day. From breakfast to midnight a lot […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010-Thursday"
Started the day with a work call and some email, then down to Top Pot with Ron Dameron and Aaron Nelson for coffee. Back to the hotel for my bag and SQLSaturday shirt, and then to the Convention Center to set up at the bloggers table for the keynote. Bill Graziano doing the keynote, smooth […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010- Wednesday"
I’m writing this Wednesday morning, and it’s hard to describe the feeling of speed that comes with being here this week. After the keynote yesterday I had a short break, then it time to host the MVP Birds of a Feather table. I had about 10 people join me for lunch to talk about statistics, […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010-Tuesday Part 2"
Started my day by going up to the club floor for the continental breakfast, met Mark Souza on the elevator and had a good chat over breakfast. For those you of who don’t now Mark, he’s on the Board of Directors and the guy who started CAT. We chatted about who he might know in […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010-Tuesday"
I’m writing this on Tuesday morning, Monday was a blur. I awoke at 4 am, finally decided that sleep wasn’t going to return so went for a brisk 5 am walk, brisk in both pace and temperature. To be fair the weather so far has been pretty moderate. Back to the hotel and get dressed, […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010-Monday"
My day started at 5:15 to get moving for the airport. Arrived right at 2 hours early to find that there was no curbside or self service check-in for Alaska Air. By the time I waited in line to check a bag and then waited in line again for security I made it to the […]Read more "PASS Summit 2010–Sunday"
I wrote the editorial asking what people would have been if they had been born 100 years earlier. It’s a mix of answers, many serious, some humorous, some missing the point of thinking for a minute or two about who they are, with or without technology. It’s a question with no right answer of course, […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Back in Time 100 Years"
For those of you aren’t able to travel to Seattle for the PASS Summit this year, here’s a chance to join in some of the fun each day by watching the keynotes right along with us. Here’s the list: Day One Opening Keynote, Nov 9: Ted Kummert [8:00am – 10:00am US Pacific] Day Two Keynote, […]Read more "PASS Summit Keynotes Will Be Streamed Live"
There’s no doubt that the PASS Summit is about learning. In just a few days you’ll max out your learning capacity for the week and go home wishing you could take in more! But there’s more to a conference than technology, it’s about people too. Just because you’re not looking for a job or trying […]Read more "6 Networking Tips for the PASS Summit & A Sunday Invitation"