Friday morning keynote. Quick intro from Rick Heiges. Buck Woody and Rob Farley singing, quite the sight for Friday morning. Now a thank you for Wayne Synder, the outgoing Immediate Past President and for Rick Heiges, VP of Marketing, both leaving the Board of Directors this year. Showing the logos of upcoming events. SQLRally Nordic […]Read more "2011 PASS Summit–Report #3"
Starting the keynote on Wednesday, Bill Graziano talking about Kilt Day, quite a few of the bloggers wearing kilts (no, not me). Recognizing Tim Radney and Jack Corbett as outstanding volunteers – good stuff! Lori Edwards is the PASSion Award winner, big applause and well earned. Bill going over financials now, revenue and expenses growly […]Read more "2011 PASS Summit–Report #2"
I’m writing this while I listen to the keynote at the PASS Summit, thinking about some of the things I’ve seen (and not seen) and thinking about my expectations and whether those expectations are fair. Awesome. Smooth. Dramatic. Educational. Fun. That’s what I want from a keynote. I want to see that you worked for […]Read more "Microsoft, Do You Respect Me?"
Wednesday morning. I’m at the blogger table waiting on the opening day keynote. LOTS of people here. Summit attendance is up quite a bit over last year. People still coming in. More touring the blogger table, just invited Dr DeWitt to attend SQLSaturday (I’m pretty sure we could make room on the schedule for him!). […]Read more "2011 PASS Summit–Report #1"
The 2012 South Florida Code Camp is scheduled for February 11, 2012 at Nova University in Ft Lauderdale, and the call for speakers is now open. Speakers take note, there are two good reasons to consider speaking here: 13 tracks, the odds are good you can get a session! 70 min sessions. That 10 minutes […]Read more "Call for Speakers–South Florida Code Camp 2012"
I mentioned this in my SQLFun post last night and wanted to call out separately here, I typically do a low key coffee and donut breakfast on Tuesday morning at Top Pot. It’s 5 or 6 blocks from the Convention Center, just follow the monorail line and you’ll go right to it. Great coffee shop, […]Read more "Join Me for Breakfast Tuesday at the Summit"
The GiveCamp in Orlando needs volunteers to convert 25 reports from Crystal to Reporting Services. Food is provided, just need the volunteers!Read more "GiveCamp in Orlando Oct 21-23, 2011"
The annual PASS Summit is definitely about technology and learning, but if that’s all you get out of it you’re missing out. Networking, also known as meeting people, is hugely valuable and often fun. It’s also a chance to recharge. We all do that in different ways, but I’ll wager that fun in some form […]Read more "SQLFun–After Hours and More at the PASS Summit"
I’m running through my mental (and some written) pre-travel checklist, tickets, clothes, a few odds and ends, trying to be reasonably ready for the the evening flight to Seattle on Saturday. I’m also looking at my schedule and thinking about what I really want to do. I have some PASS commitments, some personal commitments, and […]Read more "Final Prep for the 2011 Summit"
I saw this post about Leonard Nimoy doing his final convention appearance this week. He’s 80, I would guess doesn’t need the money, and is probably ready to spend more weekends at home – can’t blame the guy. Made me think about his role in the “re-launch” of Star Trek from a year or so […]Read more "Spock Does Final Convention Appearance"