In previous years, I hardly had time to sit down and catch a breather at a PASS Summit. Between my duties as an officer of PASS, exhibit hall time with Quest Software
(my employer), speaking in my own sessions, and meeting with PASS
volunteers and community organizers, I was busy from the crack of dawn
until midnight all week long.
Fortunately, those grueling marathons are fading into the past. I
still have a busy slate ahead of me for next week. But it looks like
I'll even have time to attend some sessions. Yeah! Here's what I've
currently got planned:
Monday, Nov 2
Depart for Seattle, 5:10 am. O.M.G. - that means I have to get up before I go to bed.
Noon, arrive in Seattle
Lunch with the PASS board of directors
Networking Seminar, by Don Gabor, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm
PASS Quiz Bowl & Welcome Reception, playing in a team with the mighty BrentO, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
SQLServerCentral Party, from 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Tuesday, Nov 3
Keynote, 7:45 - 10:00 am
Birds of a Feather Luncheon, 11:45 - 1:00 pm, hosting the table "Moving from Technologist to Manager"
Exhibit Hall at the Quest Software booth, 11:00 - 4:00 pm
Session "The Ultimate Free SQL Server Toolkit", 3:00 - 4:15 pm, Room 615-617
Book Signing at the Quest Software booth, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, giving away signed copies of Database Benchmarking
Microsoft MVP Insider Event, until 10:00 pm
Wednesday, Nov 4
Quest Breakfast seminar and live webcast, Simplify Management with DMVs, 7:00 - 8:30 am, along with other SQL Server luminaries BrentO, Buck Woody, Louis Davidson, and Tim Ford.
MVP Deep Dives Book Signing, 11:30 - 12:00 pm, Come out get a book signed by all the authors!
PASS Board Q&A, 4:30 - 6:15 pm, Room 6E
also be popping out for meetings with various Microsoft PMs, a dinner
with my Quest colleagues, and plenty of time in the exhibit hall at the
Quest Software booth.
Thursday, Nov 5
Session "Team Management Crash Course", 10:45 - 12:00 pm, Room 612
Luncheon, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Expo Hall 4b. Come and join me, especially
if you're anywhere near the local PASS chapter in Music City - Nashville, TN.
Friday, Nov 6
Early departure back to Nashville. In
years past, I always had to stay until Saturday morning because of all
of the important PASS work going on. The important PASS work still
goes on, but it's in the able hands of a new generation of leaders. As
for me, I get to head home to be with my family one day early. Yippee!
I hope to see you there. Don't forget the really awesome and cool SQL Twitter Bingo, if you're in to Twitter. The rules are HERE and the bingo cards are HERE.