Our PASS Summit 2012 Schedule

Next week, the Brent Ozar Unlimited® crew will be attending PASS Summit in Seattle, WA. It’s a busy week, full of networking, learning, and teaching. Here are a few of our highlights.

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8:30 am – 5:30 pm: Brent and Jeremiah will be presenting at Red Gate’s SQL in the City event in Seattle. This is not a SQL PASS event, but if you’re in Seattle on Monday, find out if you can swing by– the event is totally free. Brent will be talking about “Six Scary SQL Surprises” at 10 am. Jeremiah will be talking about code quality in “Red Gate Tools- The Complete Life Cycle” at 11:30 am. Register here.


5:15 pm: We’ll be meeting our First Timers at the Orientation & Networking Session. This is a valuable program from PASS. A first-time attendee at a conference of this size could be overwhelmed. Then we’ll be attending the Welcome Reception, saying hello to old and new friends. What fun and games does Tim Ford have planned for us this year?


6:30 am: Jes will kick off the morning with the second annual #sqlrun, a 5K run along the waterfront. Get info and sign up here.

10:15 am: Jes presents The What, Why, and How of Filegroups. .

11:30 am: Jes is attending the PASS Chapters Luncheon!

1:30 pm: Bob Dylan, er, Brent will give his Lightning Talk, Bob Dylan Explains Tempdb!

3:00 pm: Brent is on deck again, this time with Real-Life SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups: Lessons Learned.

4:30 pm: Jes will be at the PASS Community Zone. This is a new area that will introduce people to all the great community events available. We’ll even have games and prizes! Please stop by, say hi, pick up a game card, and get to know the members of the community!


11:30 am: Kendra is a panelist on the Women in Technology lunch. This great event also features panelists Stefanie Higgins, Kevin Kline, Denise McInerney, and Jen Stirrup. Jes will be sitting at the blogger’s table, capturing the discussion of “Women in Technology: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?”

1:30 pm: Jes is presenting “Lights! Camera! Piecemeal Restore!” as one of the Lightning Talks. Come to room 307-308 to watch us.

3:00 pm: Jes will again be in the Community Zone that afternoon.

5:00 pm: We hope you can be in three places at once! Brent will Diagnose T-SQL Performance Problems Fast with sp_Blitz®. Jeremiah is guiding the audience through A Developer’s Guide to Dangerous Queries. And Kendra will have on her lab coat as she presents Index Psychiatry: Diagnose and Treat the Top 5 Disorders.

7:00 pm: Microsoft and PASS are sponsoring the Community Appreciation Party at Seattle’s Experience Music Project!


Friday will wrap up an incredibly exciting week.

11:30 am: Jes will be hosting a table at the Birds of a Feather lunch – the dining hall will be organized into areas of interest, and you’ll be able to network with MVPs, MCMs, speakers, and more. This is a great opportunity to meet other people interested in the same field you are!

1:00 pm: Kendra has a Spotlight Session, SQL Server First Responder Kit.

If you’re attending PASS Summit, enjoy! It’s a great experience, with many hours of learning and many great people to meet. If you can’t attend (this year!), make sure to follow the #sqlpass hashtag on Twitter, and catch the live stream of two rooms from http://sqlpass.org!

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