Oct 14

PASS Summit 2016! The best one yet?

In a little over a week, I will be attending my 3rd PASS Summit. Over the past 2 years I have been lucky enough to attend the PASS Summits (2014 and 2015) and 2 SQL Cruises. I have made it my goal to attend these 2 things each and every year for a number of reasons. The most important, for me, is the friends that I have made. My first SQL Cruise introduced me to some of the smartest, nicest, and most fun people I have aver had the pleasure of meeting. However, my time with them did not stop after the cruise. Because of people like Tim Ford (@sqlagentman), Grant Fritchey (@gfritchey), Jes Borland (@grrl_geek), David Klee (@kleegeek), and too many more to mention them all I have been able to meet many more SQL Server experts and feel very comfortable at any SQL Server event. They encouraged me to speak at SQL Saturdays and offer advice whenever I need it. Of course, the networking and learning is important as well… And it is no small piece of the pie. Several posts exist to show your employer the importance of these types of events.

But I digress… This is about PASS Summit 2016!

So why is this going to be the best ever? Because Grant Fritchey said so here! For me it is so much more. First, I get to see many of the old friends I have made in addition to the newer ones from more recent events. I also get to start out the week by speaking at SQL Saturday Oregon and then joining my fellow speakers and attendees on the “SQL Train” to Seattle. And have you looked at the schedule for Summit 2016?! Wowsers! I am having a very hard time deciding which sessions to go to because there are so many good ones in each time slot. With the release of SQL Server 2016 and all that it has to offer, there are some amazing talks going on this year. Not to mention the growing popularity of Azure and PowerShell in our field.

There is still time to get in on this. Join me and so many others at PASS Summit 2016! And if you have the time, stop into SQL Saturday Oregon on the way 🙂

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