Day 1 at PASS was awesome. I usually write everything in detail when I have to cover any project. This time, I have decided to cover this event little bit differently and with lots of images. For day 1, I have more than 90 photos taken with many SQL celebrities and different sessions. I will be not able to cover all the photos taken today in this post. I will gradually post all the photos as I will do follow up posts. In this post, I will cover my activities on day 1 as well few of the photos that give you a visual tour of the spot that I have covered in one day.
Yesterday I went to city tour where I had walked on the streets of Seattle and had lots of fun. I went on an underground tour in Seattle and then got back to registration desk for registration. Day 1 started great; while I was going to checkout the venue, I had meet Blythe Morrow on my way to Seattle Convention Center. I consider this as great start of SQL PASS event as she has put in considerable work to make this event a success.
Being a vegetarian, thus far I have never faced any difficulties finding good food in USA.
Not every one know that the name “Seattle”is native American name, and it was taken from the name of the Native American tribe chief, Seattle. Please visit this wiki article to read further on Seattle City.
I was also mesmerized with the set up at SQL Pass Summit. SQL PASS Head Quarter has put in considerable efforts in making this event successful.
I met many of the SQL celebrities during my very first day. As I mentioned earlier, I managed to click around 80 photos of the legends. I will share all of them soon.
PASS event is a community event, and the community is heavily encouraged. I was very fortunate to meet two of the very active community leaders in my meeting. They amaze me with their dedication to help the SQL Server Community: Joe Webb and Arnie Rowland.
I have previously mentioned that if I want to be like someone in SQL Community, it would be Steve Jones. He is the founder and current manager for the extremely popular site SQLServerCentral.com. The reason I aspire to be like him is that he is a very nice down-to-earth person who is always smiling. I also attended his SSC Party on day 1.
I have mentioned about Brent Ozar several times on our blog. He is the only person with spectacles besides me in following image. I have been very eager to meet him for many years and early morning, I got the opportunity to have breakfast with him and many other SQL Celebrities. I will write in detail about other members in the image in a separate blog post.
I have previously blogged about SQLFool for her excellent Automated Index Defrag Script, and I was very lucky to meet her on the very first day.
During evening I had delicious dinner along with PASS Regional Mentors. New President Elect Rushabh Mehta was also present the event to encourage our efforts.
Overall, the first day went pretty well, I met many more experts and learned a lot of new tricks. I am looking forward to the second day of the event.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)